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Two Hospitality Students Receive Scholarships at AC Host Awards

Congratulations to Artesha Lewis and Mackenzie Smith, two Atlantic Cape Hospitality students who received scholarships from the Atlantic City Concierge Association! The awards were presented at the AC Host Awards which honors employees in the tourism/hospitality industry who enhance the experience for Atlantic City visitors.

 

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) recognized 25 individuals in the hospitality and tourism industry during the 22nd annual Atlantic City Host Awards, held Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in the Adrian Phillips Theater at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.

The Host Awards salute and encourage outstanding customer service by employees in the tourism, hospitality and retail industries who contribute to Atlantic City’s success as a friendly, world-class destination.

Each winner received a keepsake commemorative box containing a gold lighthouse lapel pin as a symbol of their beacon of hospitality, an award certificate, assorted sweets and a $250 cash gift card.

Host Award winners were nominated for their enthusiasm, exemplary customer service and ability to enhance the overall experience of the visitors they serve. They were chosen from more than 100 nominees by a selection committee consisting of educators and representatives from Stockton University, Atlantic Cape Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Greater Atlantic City Chamber, Local 54, Meet AC and the Bacharach Scholarship Committee.

Atlantic Cape to Offer Front Desk Representative Professional Training at Cape May County Campus

Atlantic Cape Community College will partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute to offer the Certified Front Desk Representative training program. This 48-hour course will meet 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 20 – April 12, at the Cape May County Campus, located at 341 Court House-South Dennis Road in Cape May Court House. The fee is $489.

Participants will learn the important foundations to work the front desk in a hotel or motel. This certification will cover room reservations and assignments, registering guests, key controls, assisting with guest requests. This program will also provide training in The Power of the Guest Story; Guest Service Factoids; Exploring the Seven Elements; Authenticity: Keep It Real!; Intuition: Read the Need!; Empathy: Use Your Heart!; Champion: Be a Guest Hero!; Delight: Provide a Surprise!; Delivery: Follow Through!; Initiative: Make the Effort!; and The GOLD Elements. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape to Hold Hospitality Management Information Session Aug. 15

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Hospitality Management Program will hold an information session for those interested in learning more about careers and professional advancement opportunities in the industry, 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, in the S Building lobby of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

The hospitality industry is the number one employer in Atlantic County. This degree, coupled with experience prepares students for management careers in hospitality including hotels, restaurants, casinos and other hospitality and tourism related businesses. In addition to hotel management courses, students are exposed to a variety of courses in business administration, which enable them to make appropriate business decisions. In their final semester, students are required to complete a mandatory 135-hour internship in a hospitality-related business.

For more information on the Hospitality Management information session, contact Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management, at katz@atlantic.edu or 609-343-5094.

Atlantic Cape, Stockton to Partner in Hospitality Studies in Atlantic City

Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College signed an agreement for a partnership in Hospitality Studies designed to benefit students of both institutions as well as Atlantic City residents Dec. 21.

Under the agreement, students from Atlantic Cape’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus will have access to activities at Stockton’s Atlantic City Gateway Campus, especially those run by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program. Stockton students will have opportunities to take hands-on Culinary Arts classes at WACC.

Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Harvey Kesselman sign an agreement Dec. 20 formalizing a  Hospitality Studies partnership.

Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Harvey Kesselman sign an agreement Dec. 20 formalizing a Hospitality Studies partnership between Atlantic Cape and Stockton.

Faculty from both schools will explore ways to work together to identify and/or develop classes that can be used in both curriculums, with transferable credits. The agreement also calls for both programs to sponsor and participate in hospitality and culinary arts events for the community.

“Dr. Peter Mora has been an outstanding academic leader and a great partner for Stockton in providing South Jersey residents with access to high-quality, affordable higher education,” said President Harvey Kesselman. “We look forward to building on our relationship with new, complementary hospitality and tourism programs in Atlantic City.”

“I was raised in Atlantic City – that’s my hometown, so this is especially important to me,” Mora said. He added that he was pleased to complete the agreement before he retires on Dec. 31.

He and Kesselman each said their professional relationship and friendship goes deep, and they were proud that it is culminating in expanded educational resources for both institutions.

“This provides paths to opportunity for all of our students,” Mora said. “It’s another avenue for Atlantic Cape students to get to a four-year college and is especially important to Atlantic City students.”

Kesselman noted that Atlantic Cape has “spectacular culinary facilities in Atlantic City,” which Dean Janet Wagner of the School of Business said would help add culinary training to the HTMS program.

Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Cape, said the plan is to provide “more flexibility in scheduling” between the two schools, ultimately enabling more students to complete degrees in less time.

“We will do anything we can to make it a more affordable experience for Atlantic City residents,” Kesselman said.

Stockton’s Atlantic City Gateway Project is a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp. being built at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany and Pacific avenues, with student residences overlooking the beach and Boardwalk.

The university plans to open the Atlantic City campus in 2018 with about 1,000 students and grow from there.

Mays Landing Merchants Association Gives Money To Support Culinary and Hospitality Scholarships at Atlantic Cape

MMA Check Presentation

From left, Fred Kneble, president of the Mays Landing Merchants Association; Donna Vassallo, dean of career education at Atlantic Cape Community College; Jeffrey Allen of Asbury Park, Academy of Culinary Arts graduate; Briana Husak of Vineland, Academy of Culinary Arts student; Arlene Blosch, events coordinator of the Mays Landing Merchants Association; Hailie Andersen of Mullica Hill, Academy of Culinary Arts student; John Kurtz, director of the Mays Landing Merchants Association; and Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts.

The Mays Landing Merchants Association donated $3,500 toward culinary and hospitality scholarship funds Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing.

For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, senior director of resource development & community and alumni outreach, at (609) 463-3670 or mkellett@atlantic.edu, or visit http://www.atlantic.edu/about/foundation.htm.

Atlantic Cape Offers New Certification Programs Through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute

The Institute for Service Excellence at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer two new programs this spring, to prepare students for careers in the hospitality industry, through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.

Certified Guest Service Professional offers students the opportunity to acquire guest service skills that can lead to a successful career in the hospitality industry and is designed to create guest service-oriented employees who know how to engage their guests to provide memorable service. Passing the exam will earn the student a portable, globally recognized certification. The 18-hour class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., beginning Feb. 16. Cost is $129. Continue reading

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Awards Scholarships to Culinary and Hospitality Students at Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration

Culinary Scholarship

Academy of Culinary Arts students and scholarship recipients from left to right, Xiaochaun Wu of Galloway; Amanda Giamporcaro of Blue Anchor; Matthew Hennessey of Buena; and Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton at the Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration, Nov. 20.

The Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration held Friday, Nov. 20, welcomed 140 attendants to the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, where they dined on authentic French country food and desserts prepared and served by ACA students, as well as sampled fine wine, including Beaujolais Nouveau.

During the celebration, the Atlantic City chapter of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs awarded four $2,500 scholarships to culinary students, and two $500 scholarships to hospitality students. Scholarship recipients are Matthew Hennessey of Buena; Gabrielle Sceia of Hammonton; Xiaochaun Wu of Galloway; Amanda Giamporcaro of Blue Anchor; Brittany Lane of Marmora; and Sevil Nimetullaieva of Atlantic City. The award also included membership into the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

Hospitality Scholarship

Hospitality students and scholarship recipients Sevil Nimetullaieva of Atlantic City and Brittany Lane of Marmora at the Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Celebration, Nov. 20.

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Mays Landing Merchants Association Gives Money To Support Culinary and Hospitality Scholarships

From left, John Kurtz, president of Mays Landing Merchants Association; Dr. Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management; Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts; Arlene Blosch, Mays Landing Merchants Association board member; and Donna Vassallo, dean of career education.

From left, John Kurtz, president of Mays Landing Merchants Association; Dr. Josette Katz, professor of hospitality management; Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts; Arlene Blosch, Mays Landing Merchants Association board member; and Donna Vassallo, dean of career education.

The Mays Landing Merchants Association donated $2,500 toward culinary and hospitality scholarship funds Friday, Nov. 21, at Atlantic Cape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing. Continue reading