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Lori Herndon is Named 2018 Atlantic Cape Commencement Speaker

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Lori Herndon

Lori Herndon, president and CEO of AtlantiCare, will deliver the keynote address at Atlantic Cape Community College’s commencement, 11 a.m., Thursday, May 17.

Herndon provides leadership for the more than 5,500 AtlantiCare employees and 900 physicians and providers who serve the community in five New Jersey counties. She joined AtlantiCare in 1983 as a staff nurse in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and has served in executive roles for the system since 2007. Prior to her current role, she concurrently served as executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president and CEO, ARMC. Her previous roles at ARMC included president and CEO; administrator, ARMC Mainland Campus; administrative director, Maternal Child Health Services; director, Total Quality Management; clinical manager, Medicine/Surgery; and director, Nurse Recruitment. Continue reading

2018 Atlantic Cape Graduate Success Stories Being Sought

The College Relations Office is looking for human interest stories for the 2018 Commencement.

If you know of an Atlantic Cape student who is graduating in May who has overcome obstacles to complete school, is a senior graduate, is graduating with a family member or other unique angle, email Mandee McCullough at amccullo@atlantic.edu by Friday, April 27.

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

2017 Atlantic Cape Graduate Success Stories Being Sought

The College Relations Office is looking for human interest stories for the 2017 Commencement.

If you know of an Atlantic Cape student who is graduating in May who has overcome obstacles to complete school, is a senior graduate, is graduating with a family member or other unique angle, email Mandee McCullough at amccullo@atlantic.edu by Friday, April 28.

2016 Commencement Slideshow

The 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College was held May 19 at the Mays Landing Campus. 854 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees were awarded.

See more photos from graduation here. 

Atlantic Cape Honors Probation Officer and Health Care Executive With President’s Distinguished Alumni Awards

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From left, Maria Ivette Torres, Board of Trustees chairperson; Terri Schieder and Gloryvie Reyes, President’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, and Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, before of the 2016 Atlantic Cape Community College Commencement Ceremony, May 19.

Atlantic Cape Community College conferred the seventh annual President’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Gloryvie Reyes, a senior probation officer, and Terri Schieder, a health care executive, at the 49th annual commencement, May 19.

Reyes of Sicklerville graduated from Atlantic Cape in 2001 with associate degrees in psychology and general studies. She continued her education at Rowan University, receiving a bachelor’s in psychology. Reyes now works as a senior bilingual probation officer in adult supervision–sex offender unit at Gloucester Country Probation Department. She is a leader for the Latina-Hispanic Network, the Professional Latinas Alliance and the Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Honors Matthew Moeller of Avalon with President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award

Matt MoellerAtlantic Cape Community College conferred the sixth President’s Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Matthew Moeller of Avalon at the college’s 49th annual commencement, May 19.

Moeller joined the board in 2003, and has never missed a board meeting, Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala or Scramble Fore Scholarships Golf Tournament. He also has supported all the Foundation’s fundraising efforts and made significant contributions of his time and talent to the Create Opportunity Capital Campaign. Moeller has a passion for ensuring access to education and a concern for people less fortunate than himself, which inspired his support of the college and Atlantic Cape students. Matt and his wife, Lydia, established an endowed scholarship for nursing students, and donated to the STEM building initiative by securing a naming opportunity and creating the Moeller Family Learning Lobby. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Awards 854 Degrees at Commencement

GRAD 1Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 854 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees at the school’s 49th commencement, Thursday, May 19. The Honorable H. Robert Switzer of Egg Harbor Township delivered the keynote address.

High honors student Kristina Krautblatt of Brigantine, who achieved a perfect 4.0 average, delivered the class farewell. Krautblatt earned an associate degree in psychology. She shared with graduates how she did not begin her college career until 20 years after high school, and did not want a traditional life. “I didn’t feel like high school was teaching me what I wanted to learn, and I thought college would be four more years of the same. So, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, all I knew is that I didn’t want to follow the traditional life path that is laid out for us,” Krautblatt said. “We are moldable, adaptable creatures. Our fears, attitudes, and beliefs about ourselves and the world around us are not set in stone! We can continue to grow and learn at any age.” Continue reading

Judge H. Robert Switzer to Serve as Atlantic Cape Commencement Speaker

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The Honorable H. Robert Switzer of Egg Harbor Township will deliver the keynote address at Atlantic Cape Community College’s 49th annual commencement, 11 a.m., Thursday, May 19, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Switzer was hired in 1980 by Hamilton Township, making him the youngest municipal judge in New Jersey. In addition to a judgeship in Hamilton Township, he serves as municipal judge in Egg Harbor Township and Estell Manor.

Switzer has been a member in good standing of the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Federal bars since 1975. During his distinguished career, Switzer has heard countless cases. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Honors Scientific Researcher with Alumni Award

Atlantic Cape Community College conferred the sixth annual President’s Distinguished Alumni Award to Stephen R. Dunn, a scientific researcher, at the 48th annual commencement, May 21.

Dunn was born and raised in Atlantic City, and was president of Atlantic Cape’s first graduating class in 1968. He was the student speaker at the inaugural commencement, earning an associate degree in science. Dunn continued his education at Rutgers University, where he received his bachelor’s in chemistry and later earned a master’s in analytical chemistry at Temple University. In between his studies, he served in the National Guard and received the Commander’s Special Award in 1975.

From left, Stephen R. Dunn accepts the President's Distinguished Alumni Award from Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Mitchell Levy at the 2015 commencement.

From left, Stephen R. Dunn accepts the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award from Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Mitchell Levy at the 2015 commencement.

His academic accomplishments in chemistry lead him to a career as a researcher at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Medical College. He has co-authored more than 50 scientific publications on a variety of topics, been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences, and served as the principal investigator on several grants and contracts with the National Institutes of Health.

Dunn said his experiences at Atlantic Cape provided the foundation for a successful career. He encourages Atlantic Cape students to stay focused. “I recommend that they be the best student possible. Make a strong start when you enter college. Get good grades, work hard, and I promise, the fun will come later.”

He is now retired and lives with his wife, Kathleen, in both Philadelphia and Atlantic City.

The award, initiated by Atlantic Cape’s Alumni Association Advisory Committee, recognizes an Atlantic Cape graduate who has displayed professional, personal, public or community-based accomplishments. Past recipients include: Thomas Innocente, retired professor and law enforcement officer; Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, a New Jersey licensed professional counselor, Atlantic City Attorney Katherine Morris; Linwood Attorney Michael R. Rann; and Janice Fipp, former superintendent of Northfield Community School.