Pessagno Receives Foundation Award

Atlantic Cape presented the second President's Distinguished Foundation Board Member Award to Charles Pessagno of Galloway, regional executive vice president of Marsh & McLennan Agency, at the college's 45th annual commencement, May 17.

Commencement 2012

Pessagno has been a member of the Atlantic Cape Foundation since 2001, and he served as president from 2008-2009. He has chaired the annual Scramble "Fore" Scholarships Golf Tournament committee, and served on the Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala committee. He was also a member of the college's Board of Trustees. Most recently, Pessagno served as a cabinet member for the "Create Opportunity: The Capital & Scholarship Campaign for Atlantic Cape Community College," a project to create scholarship opportunities for Atlantic Cape students and raise funds to purchase lab equipment for the Science Technology Engineering & Math Building. Pessagno earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science degree at Bethel College.

The award, initiated by a special committee of the Foundation Board, recognizes a current or past member of the board who has demonstrated leadership, advocacy and support on behalf of the college and its students. The 2011 recipient was James Cooper, Esq., of Margate, president emeritus of the Atlantic Cape Foundation.