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Alumni Updates

We heard from Jason Fridrich, ACA ’95, who wrote, “After graduating from ACCC I transferred to Johnson and Wales University where I received a B.S. degree in food service management. Since then I have made stops at several upscale restaurants along the East Coast. I spent five years as executive sous chef at Frescos in Cape May. Following that I worked as the executive chef at Magnolia Brooklyn in N.Y. and as Chef at Nicole’s in Avalon. Next, I spent time as the executive chef at Six Tables Boca Raton and am currently the executive chef at Gleiberman’s Deli and Grill in Charlotte, N.C. My career has been exciting and rewarding and I can thank my time and experience at ACCC for setting my career in motion.”

Alumni updates

Gerard Bragg, former ACCCer and ’93 grad, writes, “The educational and work experience from ACCC has taken me further than I thought possible. The sky is truly the limit. I went on to finish a B.A. in accounting at University of Maryland, MBA in finance at Southeastern University in Washington, DC, and plan to sit for the CPA exam this year. I’ve never stopped learning…and never will. ACCC was a phenomenal start.”

Tom 'TJ' Neal

The late Tom ‘TJ’ Neil.

We were sad to hear of the passing of our beloved student, Tom “T.J.” Neil, age 41, on Oct. 3. T.J. majored in general studies and office systems technology. A familiar face since 1996, he was often seen wheeling around campus. He was active in the computer club and always had a smile for others. He worked at Kessler Memorial Hospital as a clerk for more than 10 years. Tom also volunteered more than 1,000 hours at Kessler. T.J. served as a lector at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hammonton, where he was a weekly communicant. Tammy DeFranco, career and academic planning, is accepting donations in T.J.’s memory to be given to the ARC of Atlantic County from the ACCC family. He will be missed.