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Honors Program Offers Engaging, Creative Learning Environments for High-Achieving Students at Atlantic Cape

men standing in front of chalkboard teaching studentsAtlantic Cape Community College’s new Honors Program is geared toward students who excel academically and want to work more intensely in a small class environment.

Honors courses offer high-achieving students the opportunity to participate in engaging and creative learning environments that extend beyond those of the regular classroom, at no additional cost.

This spring students can choose from Honors ENGL102 Composition II; Honors SOCL101 Principles of Sociology; Honors COMM120 Public Speaking; and Honors MATH 220 Statistical Methods. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Graduate uses Prior Learning Assessment to Obtain Credit Towards a College Degree

Atlantic Cape Community College offers college credit for college-level learning obtained outside of the traditional classroom through a prior learning assessment. Individuals with professional licenses, certifications, work experience and military experience can request an evaluation of their experience from Atlantic Cape and receive up to 25 credits toward an associate in applied science degree in Technical Studies.

Robert Winder of Estell Manor is one of the first students to take advantage of the PLA credits for his work experience. His NJ State Electrical Contractors License, NJ State S-1 Wastewater Treatment Facility license, and NJ State C-1 Collection System license qualified him for the maximum of 25 life credits towards his associate in applied science degree in Technical Studies. He received his degree in May 2016 at 45 years old. Continue reading

Stockton University at Atlantic Cape Application Available On Our Site

As you know, on Friday we had a formal signing with Stockton University to signify the relationship between our institutions for our students’ success and benefit.

The application for interested students who wish to take advantage of the dual admission agreement between Atlantic Cape and Stockton can be found at http://atlantic.edu/suac/.

Please direct all students to http://atlantic.edu/suac/ for more information.

2017 New Student Day A Great Success

The 2017 New Student Day was held Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Mays Landing Campus. Students and parents enjoyed light refreshments, engaging speakers, games, giveaways, music and a drawing for an iPad mini.

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2017 New Student Day

Agencies/Programs Needed To Aid in Student Hunger Issue

A message from the co-chairs of SSXFC, Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of Student Affairs; and Dr. Denise Coulter, interim dean of Liberal Studies:

“Colleagues, many of us are disturbed by the number of students we speak with whom are hungry or concerned about finding their next meal – Food Anxiety (new term in Student Affairs literature).

To address this issue, the Student Success Cross-Functional Committee (SSXFC) would like to develop a listing of community agencies, programs, food kitchens, etc. that we would be able post on the college’s website as a resource for students and the community.

If you are aware of any such agencies/programs, please forward the information to (Mitchell) mlevy@atlantic.edu with cc: (Aline) amilliga@atlantic.edu.

Atlantic Cape Awards 921 Degrees at Commencement

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Dr. Barbara Gaba, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, stands with High Honors Speaker Paolina Holman of Egg Harbor City prior to the college’s 50th commencement on Thursday, May 18.

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 921 associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees at the school’s 50th commencement, Thursday, May 18. Stephen R. Dunn, president of Atlantic Cape Community College’s first graduating class in 1968, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Barbara Gaba, who celebrated her first commencement since becoming Atlantic Cape’s ninth president, presented an honorary associate in arts degree to Dr. Peter Oudemans, Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor, and honored Rita Michalenko of Mays Landing with the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award. Continue reading

GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Mays Landing Mother and Daughter Find Success Together

Diana Sanders, 49, and daughter Ebony Fleming, 21, both of Mays Landing, will graduate together from Atlantic Cape Community College May 18. Diana graduates with a degree in human services, and Ebony with a degree in general studies. Diana will head to Rutgers University to pursue her bachelor’s degree in social work, and Ebony will continue her education at Stockton University in nursing, with a goal of becoming a neonatologist.

Both mother and daughter faced challenges during their college careers. Diana said, “My biggest challenge was juggling the role of a wife, mother and helping raise my grandchildren while my daughter attended school and work. I also was faced with the challenge of being out of school for almost 32 years.” Ebony added, “My biggest challenge was definitely being a single mom of two, going to work and school part time.” Both mother and daughter showed one and other perseverance and motivation during difficult times. Continue reading

GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Egg Harbor Township Mother and Son Graduate Together

Veronica Blackwell, 49, and son Donte’ Blackwell, 23, both of Egg Harbor Township, will graduate together from Atlantic Cape Community College on May 18. Veronica is receiving her associate degree in human services and Donte’ is receiving his in general studies. Veronica plans to transfer to either Rutgers or Stockton Universities to obtain her bachelor’s degree in social work, and Donte’ plans to attend Rowan University to pursue his bachelor’s degree in recreation and sports management.

When asked what challenges Veronica faced during her time at Atlantic Cape, she replied, “My biggest challenge was being fearful of not being able to complete my college courses and graduate. I’ve been out of high school for 31 years and didn’t receive my GED until March 2013. I’m in class with students that are younger than my 23-year-old son. I’ve never completed anything in my life­– whenever I felt challenged, I would always give up by throwing in the towel.” Continue reading

GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Folsom Graduate Rediscovers Herself at Atlantic Cape

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Jenna Deluca

Jenna Deluca, 21, of Folsom, graduates from Atlantic Cape Community College with degrees in English and Communication, and will pursue her education at Rider University in the fall, focusing specifically on television. She is the first person in her family to graduate college.

Deluca said, “My biggest challenge over the course of my time at Atlantic Cape was finding myself. When I first entered as a freshman, I was recovering from a very rough period. At the very end of my junior year of high school I had been drugged and sexually abused on multiple occasions. The aftermath was far more complicated than one can ever imagine and during that time my life was very chaotic. Justice wasn’t served until I was a sophomore at Atlantic Cape. In the fallout I had sort of lost myself and I became a person I didn’t recognize.” Continue reading

GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Atlantic Cape High Honor Speaker Succeeds with Persistence

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Paolina Holman

Paolina Holman, 53, of Egg Harbor City, will be the 4.0 Farewell Speaker at the 50th Atlantic Cape Community College Commencement Ceremony, May 18. She leaves Atlantic Cape with an associate degree in general studies and hopes to continue her education at a four-year college in the business field.

Holman’s biggest challenges were not of an academic nature, but finding the balance of work, family and academic responsibilities. She remarked, “I must confess to some initial uneasiness at the thought of returning to school after many years. That was an internal challenge I soon learned to subdue, proving to myself that my love for knowledge and the ability to achieve it has not diminished with the passing of time.” Continue reading