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Atlantic Cape Opens Veterans Lounge at Cape May County Campus

As part of its efforts to better serve area veterans, Atlantic Cape Community College has opened a new lounge and will offer TeleHealth services at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

The veterans lounge will serve as a meeting place for current Atlantic Cape veteran students to convene, relax and get to know one another. In the lounge, there are couches, a computer and internet access, relevant veteran community resources and a television.

The veterans lounge at the Cape May County Campus is the first of three lounges for the college. Spaces are identified for similar lounges at the Atlantic City Campus and in the new Student Center under construction at the Mays Landing Campus.

The college will also provide veterans with the ability to connect to health providers to address any health-related matters virtually through TeleHealth in the future. TeleHealth allows an individual to privately speak to a health professional about their benefits without having to travel far. All three Atlantic Cape campuses have designated private rooms for this service.

The Cape May County Campus lounge officially opened April 29 during a veterans’ clinic hosted by the Veterans Administration and attended by 250 people.

Veterans interested in learning more about Atlantic Cape’s services or registering should contact Ellen Splaver at esplaver@atlantic.edu.

250 People Attend Veterans Event at CMCC on April 29

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More than 250 people attended an event at the Cape May County Campus to help veterans enroll for benefits through the Veterans Administration April 29. The event was organized by U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo. Dr. Barbara Gaba welcomed the visitors and several college staff members provided support for the event.

The POW MIA Remembrance at Atlantic Cape

Atlantic Cape will be paying tribute to veterans who have served our country and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom.

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 30, the college will have “empty tables” on display to symbolize veterans who have gone missing during times of war. They are commonly known as POWs (Prisoners of War) or MIAs (Missing in Action). To many, they are known as Brothers. The tables will be located in J Lobby and STEM Lobby of the Mays Landing Campus; the first-floor lobby of the Atlantic City Campus; and the first-floor lobby of the Cape May County Campus. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape, Fleet Reserve Association Forge Relationship

As part of the college’s continuing efforts to serve our servicemen and women, we have forged a relationship with the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 13, Atlantic City. As previously reported in the Communicator, Branch 13 has recently supported the college with the gift of a scholarship.

FRA is a community of the Sea Services; U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel that advocates for men and women enlisted (past or present) in any of these branches nationally, regionally and in the local community.  Robert J. Campbell, membership chair of Branch 13, has asked the college to let its community know of its outreach to eligible service men and women. You  may contact Campbell directly at bcampbell@craigtest.com or 609-625-4113
for information about  FRA.

Fleet Reserve Association Atlantic City Branch 13 Scholarship Established

Veterans Donation

Atlantic City’s Fleet Reserve Association Branch 13 (FRA) members Albert Davenport, president and 1974 Atlantic Cape graduate; Robert Campbell, membership chair; and Robert McNulty, legislative affairs, presented a $1,000 donation to Dr. Peter Mora, Atlantic Cape Community College president, Aug. 11.

This donation establishes The Fleet Reserve Association Atlantic City Branch 13 Scholarship, which will be available to student veterans or students in active service attending Atlantic Cape in the Fall 2017 semester.

Mora Coin

Branch 13 President Albert Davenport presents Dr. Mora with the Fleet Reserve Association Challenge Coin.

College Hosting Veterans Gratitude and Resource Fair May 3

The college will host a Veterans Gratitude and Resource Fair from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.
The event will feature keynote speaker Chris Brown, Atlantic County assemblyman, and showcase vendors and resources that are available to veterans.
Please spread the word to veterans currently attending or considering attending Atlantic Cape. To RSVP, visit www.atlantic.edu/vets.

Atlantic Cape Honors Veterans, Past and Present

Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, pictured with keynote speaker, Lou Green, a retired air force policeman.

Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, pictured with keynote speaker, Lou Green, a retired air force policeman.

Atlantic Cape hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, November 10. The event, coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs, paid homage to the men and women who have served our country throughout the years. Keynote speaker, Lou Green, a retired air force policeman, spoke about the true meaning of Veterans Day and how all members should be remembered not just on one day, but all year round. Current Academy of Culinary Arts student veteran, Tony Santone, spoke about his time serving in the Navy and how he enjoyed cooking for his fellow ship mates.

Thank you to all who attended the ceremony and for those who watched via simulcast from the Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses.

Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, pictured with Academy of Culinary Arts student veteran, Tony Santone.

Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape, pictured with Academy of Culinary Arts student veteran, Tony Santone.

Atlantic Cape hosts Veterans Gratitude and Resources Fair

From left to right, Ellen Splaver and Dr. Mitchell Levy, Atlantic Cape Veterans Advisory Committee members; Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak, Dr. Ronald McArthur and Andre Richburg, Atlantic Cape Veterans Advisory Committee members; keynote speaker Dave Evans, and Atlantic Cape president Dr. Peter L. Mora.

From left to right, Ellen Splaver and Dr. Mitchell Levy, Atlantic Cape Veterans Advisory Committee members; Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak, Dr. Ronald McArthur and Andre Richburg, Atlantic Cape Veterans Advisory Committee members; keynote speaker Dave Evans, and Atlantic Cape president Dr. Peter L. Mora.

Atlantic Cape Community College held a Veterans Gratitude and Resources Fair, April 28, on its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road. The event was well attended and showcased many vendors and resources that are available to veterans. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Honors Veterans, Past and Present, With Ceremony

Kevin Pasiglao, of Egg Harbor Township, discusses his yearlong experience in the United States Army Reserve.

Kevin Pasiglao, of Egg Harbor Township, discusses his yearlong experience in the United States Army Reserve.

Atlantic Cape Community College held a Veterans Ceremony on Nov. 11 to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces, past and present, at its Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Continue reading