Employee Stories

Dear Fellow Atlantic Cape Employees,

Patrice Leatherberry

For me, charity begins at home and Atlantic Cape students are part of my extended family.

Since 2007, I have had the pleasure of working with Atlantic Cape students as the program coordinator of the Learning Assistance Center on the Mays Landing Campus. Each month, over 350 students come through our door looking for a tutor. My job is to assess their needs and match them with an appropriate tutor. I am so very blessed to be in this job because when the students contact me they tell me their stories and with each one I feel as though my family grows…and I love having a big family!

I see the potential in these students. They have the drive and desire to obtain a college degree, but oftentimes they lack the resources to succeed. I do what I can to help them academically by placing them with tutors who will develop their skills and nurture their ambitions.

When I heard about the Create Opportunity Campaign, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I feel proud we were reaching out to people in our community by asking them to support the good work we do at Atlantic Cape and letting them know our students are worthy of their investments. I made my commitment right after the Public Kick-Off. I think I was the first college employee to use payroll deduction.

I believe we do create opportunity at Atlantic Cape, and each one of us can help enrich those opportunities by making this college a personal priority for your charitable giving. This college is worth it, our students are worth it.

You may make a donation or a pledge by using the Employee Donation/Pledge Form. Click here to print your copy of the form. Please return your completed form to the Atlantic Cape Foundation.

For more information or to give online, please visit http://www.atlantic.edu/create-opportunity/. If you would like to discuss your gift in more detail, please contact Maria Kellett, director of resource development, at 463-3670 or mkellett@atlantic.edu.

I hope you will consider making a contribution to the campaign.


Patrice Leatherberry
Program Coordinator
Learning Assistance Center