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Atlantic Cape Trustee Maria Ivette Torres Joins New Jersey Council of County Colleges Executive Committee

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Maria Ivette Torres

Maria Ivette Torres, a trustee at Atlantic Cape Community College since 2003, recently joined the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) Executive Committee as one of the Trustees-at-Large members.

In addition to her new membership on NJCCC’s Executive Committee, Torres is vice chairperson of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, the state authority that oversees all state-sponsored higher education financial aid. Her community involvement includes service as first vice president of the Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County and chairperson of its Education Committee. Torres retired as a guidance counselor from Oakcrest High School. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Invites Constituents to Join #NJCC1st Movement

Atlantic Cape Community College has joined with New Jersey’s community colleges to launch the New Jersey’s Community Colleges 1st (#NJCC1st) social media campaign to promote community college quality and affordability in New Jersey.
Atlantic Cape invites students, alumni, donors, trustees, foundation members, faculty, staff, business leaders, elected officials, and all those who have benefitted from a New Jersey community college, to take to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to share their community college success stories using the #NJCC1st hashtag, or by tagging @NJCC1st in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts.
The goal is to highlight community colleges as a worthwhile investment in the future by featuring genuine stories from those who have been positively impacted by New Jersey’s community colleges.
In addition to live social media posts, each of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges will release a series of testimonial videos that describe the importance of community colleges from students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business leaders.
#NJCC1st formally launched during the annual New Jersey Council of County Colleges’ Student Lobbying Day, when students kicked off the campaign with their posts from the event at the Statehouse in Trenton March 6.
See why student Katherine Melo chose Atlantic Cape, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3QhRiSOag8.
About Atlantic Cape Community College
Atlantic Cape Community College is a comprehensive, two-year college that is celebrating 50 years of offering flexible, affordable learning for students of all ages. Atlantic Cape serves residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties at three full-service campuses in Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May Court House. The Mays Landing Campus, which encompasses 541 acres in New Jersey’s picturesque Pinelands, houses several academic buildings, the Academy of Culinary Arts with eight training kitchens and a full-service gourmet restaurant, and a state-of-the-art Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building that opened in January 2015. The Cape May County Campus opened in 2005, providing access to all college programs and amenities close to home. The Worthington Atlantic City Campus houses the Casino Career Institute, which includes a mock casino floor and slot machines, the Health Professions Institute, where students train for careers in allied and auxiliary health fields, and the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies. For more information, visit atlantic.edu.
About the New Jersey Council of County Colleges
The New Jersey Council of County Colleges is the state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges. As an independent, trustee-headed organization that joins the leadership of trustees and presidents, the Council is the voice of the community college sector before the state legislature and other branches of government.

Best Practices Proposals Due Dec. 8

Submit Your Best Practices Proposal Now! - NJCCC - New Jersey Council of County Colleges - NJ Community Colleges.clipularThe New Jersey Council of County Colleges is accepting presentation proposals from New Jersey community college administrators, faculty and staff for the 2017 Best Practices Conference, which will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at Union County College in Cranford. The conference presents the “best of the best” teaching, institutional and student services practices that are driving success throughout the sector. Professionals from all campuses are encouraged to articulate their form of success, in the spirit of sharing, to further enhance our students’ experiences. Continue reading