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Congressman Jeff Van Drew & Senator Bob Andrzejczak visit Cape May Campus

Congressman Jeff Van Drew and Senator Bob Andrzejczak visited our Cape May Campus to speak with students Matthew, Torey and Zhanna about the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant. This Free Community College initiative made it possible for many students to attend Atlantic Cape who thought higher education was out of their reach. Thank you to Congressman Van Drew and Senator Andrzejczak for your time and support!

This event coincided with National Community College Month, which is a time to recognize and spread awareness of the hard work and achievement happening every day on community college campuses. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, there are more than 12 million students enrolled at community colleges across the country, institutions that serve an incredibly diverse student population and put millions of people’s educational and career goals within reach.

Stedman Graham attends Funding Information Network training at Cape May County Campus

On March 28, Stedman Graham joined 25 other workshop attendees for a training on how to use the Funding Information Network. Mr. Graham attended as representative of the nonprofit called Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro. The FIN is an online directory of grant making organizations, institutions and agencies in the United States and around the world. The FIN is available for free to the Atlantic Cape community and the general public. It is located at the Nonprofit Resource Center in the Cape May County Campus library. Periodic workshops are conducted by Resource Development and library staff and individual FIN training sessions can be arranged by appointment.

Janet Hauge, Director of Academic Support Services, oversees activities at all three campus libraries and was instrumental in coordinating the delivery of the FIN workshops. The training was conducted by a Senior Librarian, Susan Shiroma, from the Foundation Center in New York City. She spent two days in Cape May training nonprofit organizations as well as faculty and staff on how to research grant opportunities using the FIN. She also presented workshops on the elements of basic grant proposal writing.

Additionally, Mike Rennick, Senior Manager of Grants, presented the Grants 101 workshop in March 13 to interested Atlantic Cape faculty and staff. Mike’s presentation covers the how the Resource Development Department can assist in the research, development and writing of grant proposals at the college. Mike is available to offer this presentation to other faculty and staff members at department meetings. Please contact Mike directly if you are interested in learning more about the grant development process or researching potential grant opportunities at Atlantic Cape.  Mike can be reached by email at mrennick@atlantic.edu or by phone at x4516.

To schedule individual FIN training sessions please contact Dorothy Pearson, part-time Cape May Campus library. Dottie can be reached at dpearson@atlantic.edu or by emailing FIN@atlantic.edu.

The Nonprofit Resource Center and the FIN are made possible through a generous donation from the Mullock Family.

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Pictured in the photograph from left to right: 

Stedman Graham, Janet Hauge, Susan Shiroma, Maria Kellett and Bob Mullock

– Article by Maria Kellett, Dean, CMCC

Cape May Campus Update: Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Career Days & Earth Day

Black History Month
Dr. Tammy DeFranco coordinated a Black History Month Trivia event with moderator, Professor Kim Hall. Students had fun participating while we all learned about educational moments in Black History.
Dr. Tammy DeFranco, wrote and coordinated a Black History Month musical program and worked with Professors Andrew Hink (Music Appreciation) and Lisa Toal (Introduction to Theatre) to provide a documentary and history of Black History Month Role Models. Professor Hink’s class played a wonderful song that he taught his class to play and Professor Helen McCaffrey attended with her class. A big thank you to SGA for their refreshments. Thank you professors, if it wasn’t for your excellent support, we would have not been able to have this wonderful program.
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Women’s History Month
Throughout the month of March, we recognized our “Sheros”, females that made a difference in our lives — our female heroes. Students wrote the name of their Shero (their mother, sister, professor, etc.) on the board in their honor.
Dr. Tammy DeFranco, interviewed a few female professors (Lenora Sheppard, Linda Koch, Helen McCaffrey, and Susan Van Rossum) on their career paths. Students got to hear about the different career paths and how they chose that direction as well as any obstacles they had to overcome, and provided excellent study advice. Students were able to connect to their professors and see that they too, experienced many of the same encounters.
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Career Development Days
Dr. Tammy DeFranco, developed, coordinated, and presented Career Development days for 170 eighth graders from Lower, Wildwood, Dennis, and Middle schools. The students were wowed by speakers and career workshop presenters, Paula Davis (Dean of Students), Maria Kellett (Dean of Cape May and Resources), Donna Vassallo (Dean of WACC), Cynthia Correa (Director Career Services), Anisha Chhotalal (Registration Assistant), Professor’s Karl Guilian and Michelle Blumberg, Michael Barnes (Director of Center for Accessibility), Victor Moreno (Admissions Recruiter), Jessica Brown (E.O.F. Recruiter/Career Specialist), April Wolff (IT), Continuing Education.  Students had a wonderful time and learned so much about our college and the first steps of their career path. Many students said they are going to make Atlantic Cape their community college.  Thank you everyone for your support in this exciting program.

Earth Day

Dr. Tammy DeFranco developed and coordinated an interactive Earth Day Program where students learned valuable environmental information on composting, planting flowers to help with the bee and butterfly population. The Cape May Zoo provided “Annie” the Armadillo and “Susie” the python snake and informed students how important it is to keep our environment clean so their environment will thrive. Students had the opportunity to paint birdhouses, and other crafts they could start their environmentally safe garden with the free seeds they were given. Students also learned about the solutions to Stormwater Pollution (thank you to Eileen Curristine, Chief Officer Human Resources & Public Safety & Compliance) for this information. Thank you to April Wolff (IT) for providing “Sounds of Nature” music and pictures of the environment for students to see what a beautiful world we have and how to preserve it. A big thank you to the ACCCEA for the pretzels and water ice and to S.G.A. for the pizza and soda, the students loved everything and were so grateful for the goodies.
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Hate Crime Symposium Recap

Hate Crime Symposium – Cape May Campus

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On Thursday, February 21, Cape May County Campus hosted a Hate Crimes Symposium conducted by the FBI and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Over the course of three hours several speakers discussed issues and laws related to hate crimes.
Vernon Addison, Special Agent, FBI reviewed the Federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act, it’s 2010 expansion to include more protected classes and how it applies to crimes committed on the basis of a person’s protected characteristics such as race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or disability. Agent Addison effectively engaged the crowd by quizzing them on their understanding of what would be considered a hate crime using real life cases.
He was followed by Dave D’Amico, Chief Investigator, Middlesex County Dept. of Corrections, who reviewed bias incidents and their investigation, how to respond to and report a hate crime. The symposium was attended by more than 60 people from local law enforcement agencies, churches, schools and municipal governments. Lieutenant. Joseph Landis with the CM Co. Prosecutors office expressed much appreciation for college hosting the event and looks forward to working with us on future projects.
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Time is Running Out to Register for Spring Classes at Atlantic Cape Community College

Time is running out to register for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 16. Seats are still available in astronomy, aviation, business, communication, criminal justice, hospitality, math and many other courses during the spring semester.

Normal registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day to register in person is Jan. 12. To register online through Jan. 15, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Unveils Nonprofit Resource Center at Cape May County Campus on Dec. 1

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From left, Judge Dean Marcolongo, Cape May County Surrogate; Gerald Thornton, Cape May County Freeholder; Robert Mullock, Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Jeffrey L. Pierson, Cape May County Freeholder; and Maria Kellett, dean of Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus.

Atlantic Cape Community College held a grand opening for its Nonprofit Resource Center at its Cape May County Campus on Friday, Dec. 1. The center, located in the Mullock Family Library, is sponsored by the Mullock Family and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

The grand opening offered an introduction to the Funding Information Network, a fundraising information and grant research hub offering free access to the most comprehensive online tools and resources. The Funding Information Network is operated by the Foundation Center, the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising and grant programs. Databases available through the Funding Information Network are “Foundation Grants Online,” which can be used by nonprofits to find grant opportunities, and “Foundation Grants to Individuals Online,” which includes scholarship information for students. Continue reading

Summer Classes Forming Now for Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus

photo of front of buildingClasses are forming now for Atlantic Cape Community College’s Summer Session One at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Courses include:

Summer Session One, May 22-June 29: Human Anatomy Physiology I, Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Introduction to Computers, Public Speaking, Composition I and Child Psychology.

Additional classes are available online and at Atlantic Cape’s campuses in Mays Landing and Atlantic City.

Payment is due at time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/summer. For more information, email summer@atlantic.edu or call 609-463-3960.

Finance Hosting ‘Bank Days’ at Each Campus

The Finance department is holding “Bank Days” in conjunction with the New Student Orientations at each campus.

Employees and students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit with a bank, learn about their services and products or open an account. Banks represented will include: Cape Bank, Bank of America, PNC, Parke Bank, TD Bank and Wells Fargo.

Banks will be present from approximately 9:30-11:30 a.m. the following dates and locations:

Thursday, Aug. 4—Mays Landing Campus under the tents on the Quad

Monday, Aug. 8—Atlantic City Campus on the 1st floor

Wednesday, Aug. 10—Cape May County Campus in the Career Center.

For more information, contact Mike Kernan at mkernan@atlantic.edu.