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Atlantic Cape Students Create Artwork to Raise Money For Scholarship Fund

February 21, 2013

Atlantic Cape Community College students in Senior Adjunct Instructor Richard Monteleone’s Art Appreciation class created Jackson Pollock-style paintings, Feb. 19, that will be auctioned to raise money for the Ken Drake Memorial Scholarship for Atlantic Cape art students.

After retiring from a 27-year career at Hammonton High School, where he taught art and art history, Kenneth E. Drake taught visual art classes at Atlantic Cape. In December 2011, Drake passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65.

To honor Drake’s memory, Monteleone created the scholarship fund with money raised from the sale of student paintings.

“He was one of those rare individuals who would always be there to lend a helping hand,” Monteleone said.