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ACCC Names NJ STARS Ambassadors

February 21, 2007

Atlantic Cape Community College named two students to serve as statewide NJ STARS ambassadors to speak on behalf of New Jersey community colleges and the free tuition program.

ACCC President Peter L. Mora named Kathryn Ridge of Cape May Court House and Phillip Stepler of Tabernacle ACCC's ambassadors for the program. Ridge, 20, is a graduate of Middle Township High School and is a liberal arts major. Stepler, 19, was class valedictorian at Burlington County Institute of Technology and is a culinary arts major.

The state established NJ STARS-Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship-in 2004 to provide high school students graduating in the top 20 percent of their class free tuition at their local community college. Students from Atlantic and Cape May counties who meet all other criteria will have up to two years from the date of high school graduation to enroll and begin using the scholarship at ACCC. There are about 9,000 students statewide and 800 locally who qualify for the program this year.

For more information on NJ STARS at ACCC, visit