Worthington students, were treated to massages to help them relieve stress during finals week. Stress is a prevalent component in today’s fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual’s health and well-being. Massage therapy has been shown to be a means by which stress can be reduced significantly on physical and psychological levels.
Rob and Liz from Massage on the Go USA set up their massage chairs in the Worthington lobby on Tuesday May 7, 2019. They gave students 5 minute massages and the following are some comments from their experience: “It was great, I’m more relaxed”, “Thank you Mr. Rob, felt so good and it relieved a lot of tension”, “Thank you very much, much needed after studying” and “Thank you very much -this was so relaxing and you guys were so professional”.
Additionally, students were given healthy snacks which consisted of; apples, oranges, bananas, trail mix, assorted muffins, fruit juices and water. Nutritionists emphasize the importance of healthy eating habits for students at this stressful time of final exams. They say the right food and drink can energize your system, improve your alertness and sustain you through the long exam hours. Worthington campus hopes that healthy pre-exam nutrition will give their students an added edge during final exam time. A big thank you to Cynthia Correa, Director of Student Services and Career Services for greeting the students with a warm smile and offering them healthy snacks.
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Worthington Campus celebrated Earth Day on Monday April 22, 2019. Students were treated to peat pots with flower seeds made by The Cross Cultural Club. Additionally, club members Najmin Kalam and Amna Malik offered Mehndi hand painting designs. Alexis Demitroff, Public Education and Outreach Assistant from ACUA provided students with materials and information for recycling. Eileen Curristine, Chief Officer, HR, Public Safety & Compliance presented students with informative handouts regarding storm water pollution prevention. SGA provided giveaways that consisted of: Earth stress balls and key-chains, Earth recycle bookmarks and book bags.
Thanks to all the club volunteers and Club Advisors, Shirley Shields and Michael Kammer, ESL Professors for all their hard work in making the day a huge success. A gigantic thank you to Caesar Niglio, Master Technician for providing pretzels and Rita’s water ice donated by the ACCCEA and Cynthia Correa, Director of Student Services Worthington and Institutional Career Services , Bibi Asma, Student Services work-study student for handing them out.
The Worthington Campus held their second movie screening “Hidden Figures” for Women’s Month, directed and written by Theodore Melfi on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. “Hidden Figures” depicted three brilliant African-American women at NASA that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. It was a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The stellar performances were by three talented women, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.
The movie chronicles the lives of black women working at NASA as “human computers” who do difficult math by hand and in their heads. It takes place in the 1950s and 1960s. The title “Hidden Figures” has a double meaning, on one hand it refers to the mathematical calculations that went in to making John Glenn the first American man into space in 1962. On the other, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), a math prodigy who can, “look beyond the numbers.”
The movie received many awards including three Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer), and two Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress for Spencer and Best Original Score). It also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The National Board of Review chose Hidden Figures as one of the top ten films of 2016.
The student audience was treated to popcorn at the showing. Many of them were not aware of the NASA story. “It truly is a must see movie.” Thanks to SGA for the popcorn.
The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is now accepting students for the new Paramedic Science Program that is scheduled to start in January 2019.
The program is designed with a focus on student success taught by a team of educators that are highly successful and dedicated paramedics with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Students will experience a hands-on approach in skills and scenario labs, and be provided an interactive learning environment that promotes the kind of critical thinking skills needed to excel in the classroom and in careers in paramedicine. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to advance in the ranks of prehospital care providers as Nationally Registered Paramedics. Continue reading
Beginning today, La Casa Dominicana New Jersey is offering free ESL classes at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.
The 40-hour program meets 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, June 4-Aug. 9. A graduation ceremony will be held for participants on Aug. 9.
To learn more about the program or enroll, contact Luis Rodriguez at 609-334-2563.
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
The Worthington Atlantic City Campus is hosting a sock drive for the homeless through Dec. 15.
Socks are the most needed item among the homeless, yet the least donated.
All donations received will be sent to the Rescue Mission in Atlantic City on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Even one pair of new socks makes a huge difference!
Atlantic Cape Community College invites students to attend a free hands-on FAFSA session for help completing a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Sessions will be held at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., on the following dates in Lab 132:
- Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.
Financial aid specialists will provide information, answer questions and help students complete a 2018-2019 online FAFSA form. Students must bring their own and their parents’ 2016 tax returns, all W-2 forms and all Social Security numbers. Students must also bring their FSA ID and password and a photo ID (student ID or a state-issued ID.) Continue reading
Breast Cancer & Alcohol Awareness Event Held at Atlantic City Campus
Worthington Atlantic City Campus students, staff and faculty enjoyed flavorful pink smoothies on Wednesday, Oct. 18, in an effort to reflect on Breast Cancer and Alcohol Awareness. Steve Mathis from Maui Wowi Hawaiian served Strawberry Banana, Strawberry Colada and Strawberry Lemonade smoothies. Continue reading
Atlantic Cape Community College invites students to attend a free hands-on FAFSA session for help completing a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Sessions will be held at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., on the following dates:
- Tuesday, May 23, 12:30-2 p.m., in Room 132
- Wednesday, May 31, 5-6:30 p.m., in Room 105
- Tuesday, June 13, 5-6:30 p.m., in Room 105
- Wednesday, June 14, 12:30-2 p.m., in Room 132
Financial aid specialists will provide information, answer questions and help students complete a 2017-2018 online FAFSA form. Students must bring their own and their parents’ 2015 or 2016 tax returns, all W-2 forms and all Social Security numbers. Students must also bring their FSA ID and password and a photo ID (student ID or a state-issued ID.) Continue reading