ACCC President Dr. Peter L. Mora Receives Education Appreciation Award
April 26, 2006ATLANTIC CITY—Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, received the Metropolitan Business & Citizens Association’s (MBCA) 2006 Education Appreciation Award at the organization’s spring scholarship luncheon on April 20.
Mora will also give the keynote address at the luncheon, which will take place in the Imperial Ballroom at Trump Plaza at noon. The event is co-sponsored by Trump Entertainment Resorts.
The award cites Mora’s “continued leadership and dedication to education and his hard work for the students of Atlantic/Cape May County and New Jersey. We salute his achievements and goals, and recognize the positive role model Dr. Mora brings to the region and to education.”
Raised in Atlantic City, Mora has served ACCC for 31 years, including vice president for continuing education and Cape May County. He was named the college’s eighth president in April 2005.
Mora earned a doctorate in community college education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Va., where he authored a dissertation on “Economic Development Functions of Community Colleges in New Jersey.”
His master’s degree in community college teaching is from the former Glassboro State College while his bachelor’s degree in History and Economics is from Connecticut’s University of Bridgeport. Mora earned an Economic Development Specialist certificate from the American Economic Development Council at the University of Maryland.
MBCA was founded by former city councilman John Schultz more than a decade ago to provide opportunities for citizens, small and large businesses, and government to work together for the betterment of greater Atlantic City. ACCC was the first educational institution in the Atlantic City area to join MBCA in its formation.