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Board Approves Personnel Actions, Bids

December 19, 2013

 The Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees acted on personnel matters and approved bids at its Dec. 17 meeting at the Mays Landing Campus.

In Personnel Action:

--The board appointed Natalie Devonish of Atlantic City, assistant director, student support services program, effective Dec. 18.

--The board accepted the resignation of Chelsea Pizzi of Pitman, social media specialist, effective Dec. 6.

Award of Bids:

--Non-bid awards for these food service vendors with which the college expects to spend more than $17,500 during FY’14: Ashley Foods, Philadelphia; B.F. Mazzeo Fruit & Produce, Northfield; Balford Farms, Burlington; Dawn Food Products, Inc., Edison; JJ Foods, Sewell; Rastelli Seafood, Egg Harbor City; and US Food Service, Bridgeport.

--Upgraded fire detection systems for Buildings C and M on the Mays Landing Campus to SimplexGrinnell, Horsham, Pa., not to exceed $307,450.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the FY’13 financial statement.

--Approved the Nov. 30, 2013, financial statement.

--Adopted a change in name of the standing committee Diversity, Equity and Community Affairs to Diversity and Equity to reflect a greater emphasis on these initiatives.

--Approved the submission of an application to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges for a grant of $26,977 from Jan. 10-Aug. 8, 2014, to implement a student success strategic initiative for current high school seniors in the Jump Start Program requiring remedial mathematics.

--Affirmed an 18-month contract awarded to Gateway Community Action Partnership of Bridgeton to provide child care services at the Mays Landing Campus.

--Recognized the dedicated service of the Create Opportunity Scholarship & Capital Campaign cabinet members for their exemplary efforts on behalf of Atlantic Cape and its students. Cabinet members included: Mac Seelig of Galloway, Doug Fraser of Marmora, Will Morey of Wildwood Crest, Kristi Bergman of Medford, Nicholas Cashan of Hammonton, Kenneth Calemmo of Sea Isle City, Dr. Sandra Harmon-Weiss of Avalon, Douglas Heun of Linwood, Diane T. McKoy of Mays Landing, Matthew Moeller of Haddonfield, Charles Pessagno of Galloway, and Grant Wilinski of Mays Landing. The campaign raised $3.65 million, exceeding the original $2.5 million goal for scholarships and furnishings for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math building. “This group showed us how to do a major gifts campaign. We will continue to do this, and the college will be forever in gratitude to the leaders of this campaign,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president.

“You’re inspiring,” David Evans, chairman, said of the cabinet. “We ask that you stand with us at graduation so students know that you gave them the opportunity to make the world a better place.”

In the President’s Report:

--Dr. Patricia Gentile, dean of enrollment management, advancement and Cape May County Campus, presented the Capital Campaign final report. This was the college’s first-ever capital campaign, there were 1,445 donors.  “I’ve come away recognizing how important the community college is, and it needs to grow,” said Will Morey, co-chair of the campaign cabinet. “I can’t emphasize enough the need of this facility”

Co-chair Doug Fraser said, “We’re not finished yet. We will continue this fundraising.”

--Dr. Mora provided an overview of a recent visit by Bakari Lee, Esq., chairman of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and secretary-treasurer of the Association of Community College Trustees’ Executive Committee. Lee received an honorary associate degree from Atlantic Cape when he served as guest speaker at the 2013 commencement.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Cape May County Campus. All are welcome to attend.