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Atlantic Cape Community College Inaugurates Dr. Barbara Gaba as the Ninth President

Dr. Gaba is the first female and first African American president of the institution

woman smilingAtlantic Cape Community College celebrated the Inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba as the college’s ninth president today. Dr. Gaba is the first woman and first African American in office and will preside over the college’s three campuses in Atlantic City, Cape May County and Mays Landing.

Maria Mento, vice chairperson of the board of trustees, presented Gaba with the presidential medallion, representing the beginning of Dr. Gaba’s term. Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Atlantic Cape 5k Race

As part of Atlantic Cape’s 50th anniversary festivities, we will be hosting the “Atlantic Cape 5k Race For Opportunity” at the Cape May County Campus on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 a.m. The money that is raised from race registrations will go toward the College’s Foundation for student scholarships.

We are seeking volunteers to assist on the day of the race for tasks like handing out water and snacks, cheering and overall support. We also invite you, your family members and friends to participate in the race. Please see the flyer below for registration information.

To volunteer, please contact Jean McAlister (mcaliste@atlantic.edu), 50th Anniversary Events Committee co-chair.
2017 5kRace Flyer

Mays Landing Resident Receives Lindback Teaching Award at Atlantic Cape

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Rita Michalenko

Rita Michalenko of Mays Landing, associate professor of art at Atlantic Cape Community College, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award during the college’s May 18 commencement.

Michalenko, an award-winning artist, joined Atlantic Cape in 1976 as instructor of art and was later promoted to associate professor arts and humanities. Michalenko has made significant contributions to her department and the institution. She maintains the ceramics studio, is active on various college committees, assisted in the planning of the new art gallery and is a longtime adviser to the Student Art Club. She also made contributions to several program reviews for the Studio Arts option of the Liberal Arts Degree. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Awards 921 Degrees at Commencement

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Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, stands with High Honors Speaker Paolina Holman of Egg Harbor City prior to the college’s 50th commencement on Thursday, May 18.

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 921 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees at the school’s 50th commencement, Thursday, May 18. Stephen R. Dunn, president of Atlantic Cape Community College’s first graduating class in 1968, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, who celebrated her first commencement since becoming Atlantic Cape’s ninth president, presented an honorary associate in arts degree to Dr. Peter Oudemans, Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor, and honored Rita Michalenko of Mays Landing with the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award. Continue reading

Tickets on Sale for the March 23 ‘Golden Gala’

2016-gala-twitter-pic-2Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual Restaurant Gala, Thursday, March 23, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City.

The annual event showcases food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience.

Steven Brady, vice chairman of OceanFirst Bank, will be honored at the Restaurant Gala. George Kyrtatas of Medford, co-owner and executive chef of SweetWater Bar & Grill in Cinnaminson and 1999 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2017 Culinary Honoree for the Restaurant Gala. Continue reading

Faculty and Staff at Worthington Atlantic City Campus Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Atlantic Cape faculty and staff at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus gathered together on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to celebrate the college’s  50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents.

To learn more about Atlantic Cape’s 50th anniversary, visit www.atlantic.edu/50.

RSVP now for ‘Painting with a Twist’ Nov. 30 at CMCC

Atlantic Cape is celebrating its 50th year of creating opportunity for Cape May and Atlantic County residents with a series of commemorative and social events.

Our next event will be a night of art, “Painting with a Twist,” 7-9 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 30, at our Cape May County Campus, led by Concetta Stoto.

Tickets are $30, which includes sandwiches, assorted beverages, coffee, salad and fruit, as well as paint brushes and an 11×14-inch canvas for “dragonfly” artwork.

RSVP by calling Tammy DeFranco at ext. 8113 or ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­tadefran@atlantic.edu. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.

Celebrate Cultural Heritage and the College’s 50th Anniversary

Faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate cultural heritage and Atlantic Cape’s 50th anniversary Wednesday, Nov. 16, noon-1 p.m., at a Hawaiian Luau themed celebration in the Worthington Atlantic City Campus café.

Learn how to hula as professional Polynesian dancers wearing grass skirts and leis will teach you the moves. And be sure to dress the part, as there will be two Hawaiian dress contests: one for students and one for faculty and staff. Student winners will receive gift certificates for first, second and third place while faculty and staff will compete for two $10 vouchers to the café.

Light refreshments will be served. According to Vita Stovall, in Student Services, a Hawaiian theme was chosen because Hawaii, as the nation’s 50th state, reflects the college’s 50th  anniversary.

For more information, contact Vita Stovall at vstovall@atlantic.edu.

Advance Tickets on Sale for the March 23 Restaurant Gala

For a limited time, an “advance ticket” special is available until Dec. 31, for those interested in attending South Jersey’s premier food and beverage event, the 34th Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala. Individual tickets are available for $200 each, a $25 savings, and make great gifts for the foodie on your holiday list. The 34th annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala takes place Thursday, March 23, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center.

The annual event showcases food by serving thousands of hors d’oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region’s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Kicks off 50th Anniversary with Community Day Sept. 17

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Shannen Wallace of Mays Landing and Acquinn Phillip of Pleasantville show off their giveaways during Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 17.

Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents with a series of commemorative events during the 2016-2017 school year at all three of its campuses.

The college kicked off the yearlong series of events with a Community Day, Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Continue reading