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ACCC Names First Marjorie Ward Scholarship Winners

June 7, 2005

Atlantic Cape Community College selected six Cape May County high school students to receive the first full-tuition Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarships. The students will enroll in classes this fall at ACCC.

The winners are: Stanley Bogan of Cape May Court House, Middle Township High School; Christopher Canderan of Seaville, Ocean City High School; Colleen Fitzpatrick of Ocean City, Ocean City High School; Carolann Hawthorne of North Cape May, Lower Cape May Regional High School; Brittany Taccarino of Marmora, Cape May County Technical High School; and Michael Tyrrell of Palermo, Ocean City High School.

The ACCC Foundation established the scholarship program in honor of former Cape May County resident Marjorie Ward, who left $500,000 to ACCC. Under terms of her will, ACCC created an endowment to fund scholarships for Cape May County students. These students will receive full tuition to the college for two years, leadership skills training and support from the college’s Office of Student Services.

Ward was a retired educator who passed away in 2004 at the age of 105. She taught for many years in the Montclair school system and retired in 1958 to Cape May. She held memberships with the Society of New England Women, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Mayflower Society and the Cape May Historical Society and Museum.

ACCC will open a full-service campus in Middle Township this fall on the Cape May Court House-South Dennis Road adjacent to the 4-H Fairgrounds. The three-story, nearly 68,000-square-foot facility will house a combination library and computer lab, 19 classrooms—including chemistry and biology labs, computer labs and more.

For more information about the new campus, visit