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Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–April 28, 2017

Cross-Cultural Club Spring Easter Project

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The Cross Cultural Club displays their Easter baskets for donation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission.

In early April, members of the Cross-Cultural Club completed their spring project and assembled more than 40 Easter baskets for donation to the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. The baskets were filled with candy, small toys, coloring books and erasable drawing boards. Shirley Shields and Michael Kammer, club advisers, assisted club members with this project.

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Atlantic Cape, Stockton to Partner in Hospitality Studies in Atlantic City

Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College signed an agreement for a partnership in Hospitality Studies designed to benefit students of both institutions as well as Atlantic City residents Dec. 21.

Under the agreement, students from Atlantic Cape’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus will have access to activities at Stockton’s Atlantic City Gateway Campus, especially those run by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program. Stockton students will have opportunities to take hands-on Culinary Arts classes at WACC.

Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Harvey Kesselman sign an agreement Dec. 20 formalizing a  Hospitality Studies partnership.

Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Harvey Kesselman sign an agreement Dec. 20 formalizing a Hospitality Studies partnership between Atlantic Cape and Stockton.

Faculty from both schools will explore ways to work together to identify and/or develop classes that can be used in both curriculums, with transferable credits. The agreement also calls for both programs to sponsor and participate in hospitality and culinary arts events for the community.

“Dr. Peter Mora has been an outstanding academic leader and a great partner for Stockton in providing South Jersey residents with access to high-quality, affordable higher education,” said President Harvey Kesselman. “We look forward to building on our relationship with new, complementary hospitality and tourism programs in Atlantic City.”

“I was raised in Atlantic City – that’s my hometown, so this is especially important to me,” Mora said. He added that he was pleased to complete the agreement before he retires on Dec. 31.

He and Kesselman each said their professional relationship and friendship goes deep, and they were proud that it is culminating in expanded educational resources for both institutions.

“This provides paths to opportunity for all of our students,” Mora said. “It’s another avenue for Atlantic Cape students to get to a four-year college and is especially important to Atlantic City students.”

Kesselman noted that Atlantic Cape has “spectacular culinary facilities in Atlantic City,” which Dean Janet Wagner of the School of Business said would help add culinary training to the HTMS program.

Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Cape, said the plan is to provide “more flexibility in scheduling” between the two schools, ultimately enabling more students to complete degrees in less time.

“We will do anything we can to make it a more affordable experience for Atlantic City residents,” Kesselman said.

Stockton’s Atlantic City Gateway Project is a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp. being built at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany and Pacific avenues, with student residences overlooking the beach and Boardwalk.

The university plans to open the Atlantic City campus in 2018 with about 1,000 students and grow from there.

Faculty and Staff at Worthington Atlantic City Campus Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Atlantic Cape faculty and staff at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus gathered together on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to celebrate the college’s  50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents.

To learn more about Atlantic Cape’s 50th anniversary, visit www.atlantic.edu/50.

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Oct. 7, 2016

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness Activities

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‘I Can, We Can’ student activity during the Domestic Violence Awareness event Oct. 4.

The Atlantic County Women’s Center in Linwood brought Domestic Violence Awareness to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus Oct. 4. They provided a host of activities for students and staff, including: “I Can, We Can,” an activity that involved painting on hands and writing messages on them for posting on social media; a project where victims of domestic violence told their stories or memories of those who passed from domestic violence on T-shirts; and a presentation on “Media Literacy” by Percy Figueroa that included a very thought-provoking slide presentation on media messages and the effects it has on social norms within society. The presentation described how the media can promote behaviors of sexual violence, as well as prevention strategies to encourage behaviors that can support a safer society. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Sept. 16, 2016

Welcome Back Day

WACC welcomed back their students Sept. 13, with a host of activities. Party King Entertainment reps Dana and Ronnie brought popcorn, cotton candy and games, Connect Four and Jenga. Source Teachers with Jasmine Young-Paulhill recruited students that were interested in becoming a substitute teacher. As we enter into a crucial election for our next president, Joanna from the Superintendent of Election in Atlantic County encouraged students to register to vote, the Cross Cultural Club had club recruitment sign-ups and Student Services provided informational flyers with career programs and workshops students can attend this fall semester in the Career Center. Constitution Day is Friday, Sept. 16, and to recognize the day, pocket constitutions were handed out to students.

A gigantic “Thank You” to ACCCEA for the Philly soft pretzels; SGA for the water bottles and book bags with a notebook and pen; Cynthia Correa, director of Worthington Atlantic City Campus student services and campus management; and work-study students, Lakeisha Ayo and Arabia Crawford; and Vita Stovall, specialist, student services, and adjunct professor of social sciences.

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Dec. 10, 2015

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Spreading Holiday Cheer

The Student Services Department had a special visit from Mike Kammer, Gwen McIntyre and Sue DePhilippis from the ESL Department. They presented the staff with a beautiful candy wreath and are spreading good cheer at the Worthington Campus! Continue reading

Spread the Word: Nov. 12 Open House and Nov. 19 Professional Studies Info Session

Please spread the word that the college is hosting the following upcoming events, open to students, staff and the public:

–Atlantic City Campus Open House, 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 (WACC)

Program will review offerings at the Atlantic City Campus

–Professional Studies Info Session, 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 (J-Lobby)

Learn more about our degrees in Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Hospitality and Paralegal Studies

The events are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/visit.htm or call Carol Fraone at ext. 5009.

Oct. 8 Film Screening/Discussion at Atlantic City Campus Library a Success

Frank Corrado, a civil rights and constitutional law attorney, former president of the ACLU-NJ, addresses attendants.

Frank Corrado, a civil rights and constitutional law attorney, former president of the ACLU-NJ, addresses attendants, Oct. 8, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

On Oct. 8, Atlantic Cape students and faculty gathered at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus for a special discussion and film screening on privacy and government surveillance. Hosted by the library, the event featured a guest lecture by Frank Corrado, a local civil rights and constitutional law attorney. Corrado spoke about the importance of the Bill of Rights and its possible impingement by government surveillance. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus – Aug. 12, 2015

Submitted by Linda Palmer

A New Face on Campus

John Wallace, librarian (p/t), at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

John Wallace, librarian, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus.

We are pleased to welcome John Wallace, part-time librarian, to the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. John comes to us with a legal background. He will specialize in reference and research assistance for students and faculty, informational literacy instruction and overall resource development. He is on campus Monday through Thursday, on a varying schedule, and is also available by appointment. You can reach him at ext. 4815. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus – June 25, 2015

Submitted by Linda Palmer

A Family Achievement for Dr. Rainey

A very proud Dr. Alice Rainey announces the graduation of her grandson, Matthieu Thibaudeau from Kansas State University. Matt’s degree is in CISM with a minor in computer forensics.  While partying with family, Matt announced wedding plans for October of this year.  He and his bride Susan will be residing in Virginia.Rainey Grad