Alumni Newsletter

Keeping our Alumni informed of Atlantic Cape activities

Alumni Updates

Patrick Dugan ’11 was featured in an article in The Current about his role as a medic for the Ocean CityBeach Patrol.

Brittany Wehner ’09 recently began a full-time reporting position at Today’s Sunbeam in Salem.

Sheyla Ayala ’09 graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics May 19. Sheyla, who was the alumni representative to the Board of Trustees in 2009-10, shared her success in a note to Dr. Peter Mora: “Today, I want to express my gratitude and appreciation to Atlantic Cape Community College faculty and staff for preparing me well to move into a four-year institution, and for all the support and encouragement received while at Atlantic Cape and after!”

Jessica Newcomer ’07 was sworn in as a Class 2 officer with the Brigantine Police Department.

Tony Primavera ’07 ACA was featured in a story in The Current about how the Wildwood Crest resident was hired by the North Cape Center to upgrade their menus for patients in the nursing home and rehab center.

ACA graduate Adrianna Spencer ’05 was featured in The Vineland Daily Journal about her new venture, Sweets Suite Bake Shoppe Café, at Wheaton Village.

Nursing graduate Kristie Ann Rinier ’99 was named Cape Regional Medical Center’s Service Excellence honoree in May. Her accomplishment was documented in The Cape May County Herald.

Chef John Webersinn ’99 ACA, is owner of Time to Dine Personal Chef Services. He recently presented a workshop, “Picnics: Appetizers, Side Dishes and Desserts,” at the Cape May County Library.

Chef Jeffrey Martell ’96 ACA was named 2011 Chef of the Year for the Las Vegas Chapter of the American Culinary Federation. Chef Martell was recognized at the Chef of the Year awards gala in June. Chef Martell is the assistant executive chef at Excalibur & Luxor Hotels in Las Vegas and serves as secretary for the Chefs for Kids organization, which serves at-risk children in Southern Nevada.Congratulations!

ACA alumna Camille Becerra ’93 is fast becoming one of the most followed chefs in New York City. The former Top Chef contestant has opened “pop-up” restaurants. Read more about her recent endeavors, including a traveling restaurant series called “The Cookery,” at 13.html?_r=1.

Richard Barber ’91 was promoted to sergeant with the Galloway Township Police Department, where he has worked for more than 11 years.

Deb Pellegrino ’91 ACA was featured in an article on about her recent win in a Food Network Challenge. Deb, a pastry chef at Harrah’s/Showboat, walked away with $10,000 and bragging rights in the mythical creatures cake competition shown last month on the Food Network. Read more at

Sherry Stanbach ’85 was Cape Regional Medical Center’s Service Excellence honoree in June. An article about her accomplishment appeared in The Current,

ACA alumni Chef Michael Schlow ’87 prepared gourmet tacos on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recently to celebrate the opening of his new Boston restaurant, Tico. View the show at Read more about his new venture, which highlights the tastes of Central and South America and Spain. In July, Schlow also ran a gourmet “pop-up” restaurant at Fenway Park in Boston. The restaurant featured a four-course feast with wine pairings on the Green Monster, and the First or Third Base Decks.

ACA alum Katie Wiegand was featured in a article about new eateries in Ocean City. Katie opened Sandcastle Cupcakes, which offers an array of specialty cupcakes from apple pie to tiramisu.

ACA alum Michael Wheaton is executive chef at the new Mammoni Cucina Rustica in Delaware County.