At Atlantic Cape, we hosted our Ballot Bowl kick-off with a celebration of Constitution Day on our Mays Landing campus. We had a special guest appearance from “Ben Franklin” himself, who distributed pocket-sized copies of the Constitution and spoke to students about the importance of voting and civic engagement. We also had a Voter Registration table to get students registered and answer any questions they had about the process.
New Jersey Ballot Bowl
Civic engagement is key to our civic health. A core mission of the New Jersey Department of State is to promote civic engagement through voting. They want to ensure that everyone who is qualified to vote is encouraged and unencumbered in casting their ballot. That way we can live up to the promise of our founding – that all of us are created equal and deserve every chance to live out our dreams.
To encourage and promote civic engagement, particularly among our young people, the Department of State and Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced the launch of the 2019 New Jersey Ballot Bowl – A Statewide Non-Partisan Voter Registration Competition Led By and For Students.
Students at campuses across the state will compete against one another to register the most students to vote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlantic Cape Community College will provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at an open house, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the new Student Center of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and learn about degree and career-training programs, take student-led tours, and explore the Mays Landing Campus, as well as learn about the enrollment process and financial aid opportunities. Continue reading
Tickets are on sale for the second annual South Jersey Craft Beer, Food and Music Festival, sponsored by Cat Country 107.3 Joe & Rachel Morning Show, taking place from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Tickets cost $40 at the gate and $35 online/advance through Eventbrite. Entry fee includes access to the event and samplings from 14 local breweries.
Atlantic Cape alumnus and Nashville/Mays Landing resident Derek Crider will headline the event as the live country entertainment. Other highlights include 14 breweries, food and beer pairings, crafters, a LuLaRoe vendor, a homebrew competition by Eastern Homebrew of Northfield, and much more.
Homebrew competition participants should drop off two 12-ounce bottles with $5 entry fee by May 26 to Eastern Homebrew at 331 Tilton Road in Northfield. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. Continue reading
The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on May 9 for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field. The event will take place in M Building of the May Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
The academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.
The academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts. Continue reading
Atlantic Cape Community College will provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at an open house, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, April 8, in the new Student Center (Building G) of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and learn about degree and career-training programs, take a tour of the STEM building, and explore the Mays Landing Campus, as well as learn about the enrollment process and financial aid opportunities. Continue reading
From left, Assemblyman John Armato, Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, Atlantic County Freeholder-at-Large Caren Fitzpatrick, Atlantic County Freeholder-at-Large Amy Gatto, Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Atlantic County Freeholder-at-Large John Risley; Lidangela Guzman-Palacios, president of the Student Government Association; Cape May County Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson; David Coskey, chairperson, Atlantic Cape’s Board of Trustees; Helen Walsh and Maria Torres; both Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees members; during the ribbon-cutting for the new Student Center at the Mays Landing Campus on Feb. 28.
Atlantic Cape Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today, Feb. 28, to formally dedicate the new Student Center building at the college’s Mays Landing Campus.
Atlantic Cape is a leader in focusing on student success and retention efforts, and this $10.9 million Student Center at the Mays Landing Campus will support the college’s growing Student Success Initiatives.
The event featured remarks from Dr. Barbara Gaba, Atlantic Cape president; Jean McAlister, dean, Resources Development, President/Board of Trustee Operations; Nicholas Cashan III, Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation board president; Lidangela Guzman-Palacios, Student Government Association president; Caren Fitzpatrick, Atlantic County Freeholder-at-Large; Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, Assemblyman John Armato; and Jeffery Pierson, Cape May County Freeholder. Continue reading
Time is running out to register for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 16. Seats are still available in astronomy, aviation, business, communication, culinary, criminal justice, hospitality, math and many other courses during the spring semester.
Due to recent weather-related closures, the college is offering extended registration hours at its Mays Landing Campus from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Thursday, Jan. 11. Normal registration hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is the last day to register in person. To register online through Jan. 15, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor. Continue reading
Time is running out to register for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 16. Seats are still available in astronomy, aviation, business, communication, criminal justice, hospitality, math and many other courses during the spring semester.
Normal registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day to register in person is Jan. 12. To register online through Jan. 15, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor. Continue reading
John Risley III of Egg Harbor Township, left, with Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, during a visit at the college’s Mays Landing Campus on Monday, Nov. 27.
Boy Scout John Risley III of Egg Harbor Township got the opportunity to meet with Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, as well as tour the Mays Landing Campus, on Monday, Nov. 27, after recently being recognized in the Current of Egg Harbor Township for his service project that benefits military serving overseas. Continue reading