Dr. Marty Marino Tribute Endowment
On Sept. 15, 2015, Atlantic Cape Community College lost an esteemed faculty member, colleague and friend, Dr. Martin “Marty” Marino.
Marty’s distinguished career at Atlantic Cape began Feb. 1, 1970, as assistant professor II of psychology. Before joining the college, Marty taught social studies in the Cherry Hill public school district, was an industrial therapist for Clarks Summit State Hospital and served as director of testing at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, PA.
Marty earned a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg State College; a master’s in counseling/guidance from Temple University; and a doctorate in philosophy with a certification as a school psychologist from Temple University.
In 1971, Marty was promoted to assistant professor I and two years later to associate professor. He was promoted to professor in 1994. He made many contributions to the college including serving on committees for athletics, academic scheduling, academic standards, community and cultural affairs, retention, evaluation appeals, employment searches, promotion and tenure.
Marty was active in the Social Science Fair, served as a faculty coordinator for cooperative education and served as social science department chair. He spent several summers counseling, orienting and scheduling new students in the admissions office. He worked part-time for many years serving as the college’s school psychological counselor. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the American Psychiatric Association.
Former Dean of Liberal Studies Ron McArthur stated: “In the over 35 years that I knew Marty Marino, he was the heart and soul of the social science department. He had an amazing knowledge of institutional history that is irreplaceable. His work ethic was an inspiration to new faculty as he served as an unofficial role model of a dedicated community college instructor. He was always working and taking on extra sections and teaching through the summer months. His dedication to his students and the college did not diminish over time, and he was acknowledged a number of times as the Faculty Member of the Year. His career was capped off with the awarding of the prestigious Lindback Award just this past year."
The faculty of the Social Science Department at Atlantic Cape Community College
is establishing an endowment (legacy gift) with Atlantic Cape’s Foundation in memory of Dr. Marino. This endowment will be for the purpose of offering a scholarship to a student who is majoring in psychology.
For questions, contact Maria Kellett at (609) 463-3670.