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ACCC Foundation Allocates Additional $30,000 for Student Grants

June 15, 2006

The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation at its June 8 meeting approved spending $30,000 for nursing student grants-in-aid, which brings to more than $230,000 the amount the Foundation has already allocated for scholarships and grants for the 2006-2007 academic year.

“We’re pleased to be able to support the needs of our nursing students so they can continue their studies at the college and go on to fill the critical need for nurses in our local community,” said Lynda Pagliughi, Foundation president.

The new allocation is in addition to $14,000 in Foundation grants already earmarked to aid nursing students and its agreement last month to set aside $10,000 from its upcoming Cape May County Championship Golf Tournament to help nursing students offset the increased cost of their program.

The tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 13, at Cape May National Golf Club, Rt. 9 and Florence Ave., Cape May. Last year the event raised $15,000 for college scholarships.

The college had subsidized the nursing program in past years, but at its Feb. 28 meeting the ACCC Board of Trustees increased nursing fees to move to a cost-based system of program payment.

In its history, the Foundation has raised well over $1 million for college scholarships, academic programs and enhancing the campus environment, including more than $365,000 in academic year 2005-2006 from the Cape May Gala, Cape May National Golf Tournament, Leaves for Learning beautification campaign, 2006 Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala, and two endowments.

Founded in 1978 as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation is dedicated to serving the mission of ACCC by providing financial support to the college and its students. Foundation funds provide college scholarships to students with financial need, capital for campus improvements, and cultural and educational community outreach programs.