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Greetings from the Cape May County Campus–Dec. 4, 2015

By Lisa Apel-Gendron

It’s drive time at CMCC, but we’re not talking about cars! Once again, CMCCers are putting the “happy” in the holiday season by sponsoring a number of drives to help those in need.

Toys for Tots - Bears - 2012

Holiday season drives to assist the community are a CMCC tradition, dating back to the 1990’s when the campus was located in Rio Grande.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Atlantic Cape Collecting Donations for Toys for Tots Drive through Dec. 18

Toys for Tots - Bears and Box - 2011

Toy donations begin to arrive for the Toys for Tots Drive at Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County location.

For more than a decade, Atlantic Cape Community College employees at the Cape May County Campus have coordinated a Toys for Tots drive. The college again will collect new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. Drop-off boxes are located on each floor of Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Continue reading

Still Time To Purchase Advance Tickets for the March 24 Restaurant Gala; ACA Graduate Chef Stephen Serano of Northfield Announced as Culinary Honoree

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ACA Chef Stephen Serano

There is still time to purchase the “advance ticket” special for those interested in attending South Jersey’s premier food and beverage event, the 33rd Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Thursday, March 24, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center. Individual tickets are available for $200 each, a $25 savings; and tables of 12 are $2,400, a $300 savings; and must be purchased by Dec. 31.

Stephen Serano of Northfield, owner of Café Loren in Avalon and 1996 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2016 Culinary Honoree for the Restaurant Gala. When Serano is not running Café Loren, a Zagat-rated “Excellent” restaurant with the highest Open Table rating in all of Cape May County, he is teaching and training students at the Academy of Culinary Arts. He also employs dozens of ACA graduates and provides them “on-the-job” training in his seasonal restaurant business. Continue reading

Last Chance to Pre-Order: ACA Presents Pasta Take-Out Dinner Fundraiser Dec. 4

pasta dinner 1The Academy of Culinary Arts is hosting a take-out only pasta dinner 2:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in Careme’s Restaurant dining room.

Sponsored by the Culinary Student Association and the Baking and Pastry Club, the take-out dinners are Rigatoni with Marinara for $10, and Rigatoni with Bolognaise for $12; both include a roll, Caesar salad and a brownie. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Presents Pasta Take-Out Dinner Fundraiser Dec. 4

pasta dinner 1The Academy of Culinary Arts will host a take-out only pasta dinner 2:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, in Careme’s Restaurant dining room, 5100 Black Horse Pike in Mays Landing.

Sponsored by the Culinary Student Association and the Baking and Pastry Club, the take-out dinners are Rigatoni with Marinara for $10, and Rigatoni with Bolognaise for $12; both include a roll, Caesar salad and a brownie. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop — Nov. 13, 2015

Cody Lee is seated far right.

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.

Nursing Program to Host SimMom ‘Baby Shower’ Nov. 18; Donations for Food Bank Welcome

baby shower, diapers, formulaYou’re invited to attend a “Baby Shower” for SimMom!

The Nursing Program will host a shower and open house to introduce the college community to its renovated and updated simulation lab and SimMom, an advanced birthing simulator. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration Nov. 20

Wine enthusiasts can celebrate the release of several nouveau wines at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

Wine enthusiasts can celebrate the release of several nouveau wines at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College.

At one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, more than one million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau, the newest wine from the Beaujolais region of France, begin a journey to all parts of the world.

Wine enthusiasts can celebrate the release of several nouveau wines at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20, at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. In conjunction with the Atlantic City chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the Academy offers a limited number of tickets to this celebration where guests will be treated to authentic French country food and tantalizing desserts prepared and served by ACA students. Continue reading

Updates from Admissions and College Recruitment

The Admissions and College Recruitment team would like to express our gratitude to all college faculty, staff, and students who have volunteered for various recruitment activities, both on and off campus.  The college community’s continued support is truly appreciated and incredibly essential to the success of our recruitment efforts.  Continue reading

Nursing Program to Host SimMom ‘Baby Shower’ Nov. 18

baby shower, diapers, formulaYou’re invited to attend a “Baby Shower” for SimMom!

The Nursing Program will host a shower and open house to introduce the college community to its renovated and updated simulation lab and SimMom, an advanced birthing simulator.  Continue reading