Rita Michalenko of Mays Landing, associate professor of art at Atlantic Cape Community College, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award during the college’s May 18 commencement.
Michalenko, an award-winning artist, joined Atlantic Cape in 1976 as instructor of art and was later promoted to associate professor arts and humanities. Michalenko has made significant contributions to her department and the institution. She maintains the ceramics studio, is active on various college committees, assisted in the planning of the new art gallery and is a longtime adviser to the Student Art Club. She also made contributions to several program reviews for the Studio Arts option of the Liberal Arts Degree. Continue reading