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College Awards More Than 670 Degrees at Commencement Ceremonies

May 29, 2008


Atlantic Cape Community College awarded more than 670 associate in arts, associate in applied science and associate in science degrees at the school's 41st commencement, at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 29. Dr. Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, delivered the keynote address.

Dr. Peter L. Mora, ACCC president, presented an honorary associate in science degree to Richard "Dick" Sheeran, visiting professor.

The Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award was presented to Christina Cavage of Absecon, associate professor of English as a second language. The Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award was presented to Mohammad Islam of Atlantic City.

High Honors student Stephanie Gregory of Galloway, 43, who achieved a perfect 4.0 average, delivered the class farewell. Gregory received an associate in science degree in general studies. She's considering broadening her career horizons by attending Rutgers at ACCC to pursue a degree in social work.

"Dreams do come true!!" Gregory said. "It doesn't matter if you're 20 or 40-as long as you persevere."

Student Government Association President Adam Hill of Galloway told the graduates, "I challenge all of you to go out and do as many extraordinary things as you can, go out into this world and make a difference." Hill was elected by the student body to serve as student representative to the college's Board of Trustees, it was announced. He earned an associate in applied science degree in Nursing.   

Mary B. Long, a 10-year member of ACCC's Board of Trustees, conferred and presented degrees to the graduates.

Note: The list of graduates is available on our Web site: and select ‘Class of 2008 List of Graduates' from the Headlines.