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Gerri Black Publications Room Dedication Ceremony & Reception

On September 5th, 2019 college faculty, staff, board/foundation members and the community gathered to celebrate the life and work of retired Atlantic Cape English Professor Gerri Black at the unveiling of the Publications Room being named in her memory. Rich Russell Jr., who dedicated the room, and President Gaba opened by welcoming guests to the ceremony. Following the remarks, readings from Gerri Black’s work was presented by Rich Russell, Effie Russell, Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Katie Weightman, Heather Boone and Leila Crawford.

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After the celebration of her work, guests walked to the Publications Room in G Building where the new plaque was unveiled by Professor Russell and Dr. Gaba. Guests then enjoyed a reception featuring light refreshments and a book of Gerri’s poems which was available to view.

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Gerri Black became an Atlantic Cape Community College adjunct instructor in January 1991 teaching developmental English. In September 1992, Gerri was appointed as a full-time, Assistant Professor and in 2008, Gerri was promoted to Associate Professor of English. The evaluations she received from her students were always consistently positive and in 2006 and 2007 she was voted as Faculty Member of the Year by the student body. She was included in “Who’s Who Among American Educators” numerous times.

At Atlantic Cape for 10 years, she took on the role of faculty advisor to Rewrites Literary and Art Magazine. Gerri and the Rewrites staff also offered a literary information newsletter called “First Draft.” She was awarded a fellowship to Princeton University in 2010-2011. A prolific writer herself, Gerri was a published poet and accomplished bookmaker. A member of the Great Bay Gallery poets and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers, she often had her work exhibited at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts.

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After 20 years of dedicated and enthusiastic service to the college, and especially her students, Gerri retired from Atlantic Cape on February 1, 2013. Near the end of 2014, Ms. Black established the Gerri Black Creative Writing Endowment Scholarship for students with an interest in writing and majoring in either English or Communication Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College. Professor Gerri Black passed away in March 2015.

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Atlantic Cape Faculty Teach English in Europe This Summer

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From left, Maureen Scalia, Shirley Shields, Gwen McIntyre, Rich Russell, Elinor Mattern and Nathan Long during one of their excursions while visiting and teaching in Central Europe.

Atlantic Cape Community College faculty had an experience this summer unlike most, where they had the opportunity to teach, as well as to learn, at one of the largest and oldest universities in Central Europe.

Elinor Mattern of Bloomfield, retired assistant professor of English at Atlantic Cape; Gwen McIntyre of Ocean City, associate professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape; Shirley Shields of Egg Harbor Township, associate professor of ESL and English at Atlantic Cape; and Rich Russell of Ocean City, assistant professor of English at Atlantic Cape had the opportunity to travel to Prague, Czech Republic, June 25–July 6, to conduct advanced conversational English classes for graduate students, professors, administrators and staff members of the Czech Technical University. Nathan Long of Stockton University and Maureen Scalia were also part of the group. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape’s Chapter of English Honor Society Inducts 15 New Members

 

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Back row from left, Amber Hale of Villas, Bisma Munir of Absecon, Courtney Causey of North Cape May, Isabel Gomez of Egg Harbor Township, Cassandra Rosamund of Ocean City and Geolie Cayme of Mays Landing. Front row from left, Rebecca Lee of Northfield, Jaeda Cooper of Hammonton and Sarah Stefanick of Cape May.

 

Atlantic Cape Community College inducted 15 students into Sigma Kappa Delta, an English honor society for two-year colleges, on April 24, at a luncheon at the college’s Mays Landing Campus.

Inductees are Amber Bailey of Hammonton, Courtney Causey of North Cape May, Geolie Cayme of Mays Landing, Dillon Clark of Egg Harbor Township, Alexis Condo of Villas, Jaeda Cooper of Hammonton, Ethan Gabrysz of Brigantine, Brooke Gilliano of Newfield, Isabel Gomez of Egg Harbor Township, Amber Hale of Villas, Rebecca Lee of Northfield, Bisma Munir of Absecon, Enzo Ronchi of Ventnor, Cassandra Rosamund of Ocean City and Sarah Stefanick of Cape May. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape’s Chapter of English Honor Society Inducts 14 New Members

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From left, Neemie Fleuridor of Estell Manor, Jessica Ponton of Cape May Court House, Alexis Emery-Clark of Folsom, Ashley Dorce of Mays Landing, David Smith of Cape May Court House, Orsalia Palapanis of Ocean View, Michelle Murray of Egg Harbor Township and Theresa Hart of Ocean City.

Atlantic Cape Community College inducted 14 students into Sigma Kappa Delta, an English honor society for two-year colleges, on April 25, at a luncheon at the college’s Mays Landing Campus.

Inductees are Matthew Assad of Absecon, Jose Zuniga of Atlantic City, Samantha Lizek of Cape May, Jessica Ponton of Cape May Court House, David Smith of Cape May Court House, Brian Alfaro of Egg Harbor Township, Michelle Murray of Egg Harbor Township, Neemie Fleuridor of Estell Manor, Alexis Emery-Clark of Folsom, Stephanie Rodriguez of Galloway, Ashley Dorce of Mays Landing, Theresa Hart of Ocean City, Orsalia Palapanis of Ocean View and Taalibah McCoy of Wildwood. Continue reading

ALP Summer Institute Highlights Best Practices for Educators

The Accelerated Learning Program Summer Institute was held Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Room M-129 of Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.

The program highlighted the college’s successful practices of the ALP Program for educators of other learning institutions, and Atlantic Cape faculty, as well. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop — Nov. 13, 2015

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Cody Lee is seated far right.

Susan DeCicco, continuing education, is extremely proud of her son Cody Lee and the entire Oakcrest High School Marching Ambassadors Band for their recent Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championship Group 1 first-place win on Oct. 31 at Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. Their hard work and dedication resulted in a fantastic winning season leading up to the TOB. Cody is a junior at Oakcrest and this is his second TOB win. Congrats ambassadors!


DIII_WBB_POTW_2_-_Barbara_GedeonAtlantic Cape women’s basketball player Barbara Gedeon was named the national player of the week for Division III for the week of Nov. 8. Barbara earned this award by averaging 19 points a game as the Bucs went 2-0 for the week, including a victory over #7, Brookdale.
Barbara is a respected student-athlete who also has volunteered her time on campus– most recently at the food bank project on campus last week.

Barbara received two awards this week: the Garden State Conference Player of the Week, and the National Junior College Athletic Association Award.


jacket-32714_640Do you have some coats, hats or gloves in your closet that you don’t really wear anymore, or that your children have outgrown? Please consider donating them to the CMCC coat drive for Syrian refugees, coordinated by Associate Professor of English Regina Van Epps. Needed items include: warm clothing for adults and children, diapers and formula, wipes, detergent, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and personal hygiene supplies. Drop your items in the donation box at the base of the stairway on CMCC’s first floor. The drive runs through the end of the semester, Dec. 18.

Coats can be interoffice mailed from Mays Landing and Atlantic City campuses, addressed to Lisa Apel-Gendron or Regina Van Epps.


Pictured left to right, English coordinator Richard Russell, Afton Koontz, Nina Washington, Dottie Dunayer, Gracellen Thorstensen, Larisa Platt, Jennifer Thomas, Eddie Horan and Ed Leszczynski. Not pictured here, but in attendance at the meeting were Nicole Tyner and Denise Coulter, dean of liberal studies.

The inaugural English Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee met on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The inaugural English Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee met on Thursday, Nov. 5, and was moderated by English coordinator Richard Russell. Attendees discussed a number of items, including composition course expectations, textbook selections and guidelines for promoting students. Senior Adjunct Jennifer Thomas discussed her partnership with Leslie Murtha in helping students begin their research papers in Composition II.

Pictured left to right, English coordinator Richard Russell, Afton Koontz, Nina Washington, Dottie Dunayer, Gracellen Thorstensen, Larisa Platt, Jennifer Thomas, Eddie Horan and Ed Leszczynski. Not pictured here, but in attendance at the meeting were Nicole Tyner and Denise Coulter, dean of liberal studies.