Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Atlantic Cape to Offer Emergency Medical Technician Course http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2687 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will partner with Mutual Aid Emergency Services to offer the New Jersey Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician course. This 230-hour course will meet 6-10 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 7, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. The fee is $1,895 which covers tuition and materials.</p> <p>This course prepares students to obtain their EMT Certification through either the State of New Jersey and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT.) Once certified, candidates are qualified for various volunteer and career positions in New Jersey and other states that recognize NREMT or New Jersey certification. EMTs are widely used in hospitals, ambulances, patient transport units, racetracks, sports stadiums, concerts and bike teams.</p> <p>This course covers adult and pediatric medical and trauma assessment, basic airway support and use of AED. It also includes assisting patients with and administering medication; splinting; bleeding control; and lifting, transferring and transporting stretchers and patients. Course material is presented through lectures, textbook readings, discussions, demonstrations, case presentations and summary skill sheets. In addition, EMT candidates must complete clinical experience in a hospital emergency department setting and other settings considered appropriate.</p> <p>Course prerequisites include holding a high school diploma or GED, CPR certification for Health Care Professionals and obtaining a reading score of nine on the Test of Adult Basic Education. Candidates also must be 18 by the last day of the program and must have the physical strength to perform all required tasks of an EMT-Basic, among other requirements.</p> <p>For more course details or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit atlantic.edu/conted. This training is offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Associate Degree in Criminal Justice http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2686 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College offers an associate degree in criminal justice for those considering a career in policing, corrections, the court system, probation, parole, private security and related service careers. The Associate in Science degree provides the theoretical, practical and professional knowledge graduates need to succeed in the workplace or in continued studies at a four-year institution.</p> <p>The program offers expert instruction on the most current trends, policies and practices in the field. The curriculum focuses on the criminal justice system, modern criminal investigative theories and procedures, on-the-job decision making and problem-solving and the ethical implications of police work.</p> <p>Students take 30 credits in general education courses and 33-36 credits in criminal justice program courses. Required courses are: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Ethics in Criminal Justice, The Criminal Court System, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice Report Procedures. Graduates of a New Jersey police academy may be eligible for up to 16 credits toward the Associate in Science Degree in Criminal Justice.</p> <p>For more program details, contact Dean Wyks, faculty adviser and assistant professor, Criminal Justice, and co-coordinator of Professional Studies, at <a href="mailto:dwyks@altantic.edu">dwyks@altantic.edu</a> or 609-343-4915.</p> <p>The college is offering a variety of criminal justice courses during the spring semester, which began Jan. 17. Students may add classes to their spring schedules through Jan. 23 at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>To register online or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/spring. For more information, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2685 <p>Careme&rsquo;s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts, will reopen Monday, Jan. 23.</p> <p>The restaurant will offer an a la carte lunch menu with items including Minestrone with Basil Pesto, Chef&rsquo;s Daily Soup, Caesar Salad, Careme&rsquo;s Chopped Salad, Fresh Pasta of the Day, Grilled London Broil, Pan-Seared Salmon, Chicken Milanese, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Careme&rsquo;s Burger. Desserts offered are Roasted Apple Bread Pudding, Flourless Chocolate Tart and Carrot Cake.</p> <p>For groups, the restaurant will offer a three-course menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served with care and attention to detail.&nbsp; The luncheon menu for groups is priced at $16.95 per person, plus tax and a service charge, which helps provide scholarships for academy students.</p> <p>Local partners highlighted are Academy of Culinary Arts Gardens, BF Mazzeo Produce, B&amp;B Farms, Moylan Bottling Company, Cape May Sea Salt, Cycle Farms, Flaim Farms, Glossy Farms, Landisville Co-Op, Leighty Farms, Marandino Farms, Russo Farms, Ocean City Coffee Company, Sea Salt CSA, Sunny Slope Farm and Windy Acres Farm.</p> <p>Careme&rsquo;s, located at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, offers a farm-to-table dining experience that&rsquo;s unique in South Jersey. The restaurant is open noon-3 p.m., Monday-Friday, for the duration of spring semester. Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. For reservations, call &nbsp;Chef Educator Joseph Sheridan at 609-343-4940.</p> <p>The restaurant is named after the first &ldquo;celebrity chef&rdquo; in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme. Careme&rsquo;s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19<sup>th</sup> century that he became known as &ldquo;the chef of kings and the king of chefs.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College recently was ranked the No. 1 culinary school in New Jersey by Best Choice Schools.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs and food service professionals for more than 30 years. For more information about the academy, visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Scholarships Available; Filing Deadline is Feb. 10 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2684 <p>The filing deadline for Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s 2017 Student Scholarship Application Packet is fast approaching. Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 10. Atlantic Cape offers a variety of merit- and need-based scholarships for students who are continuing their studies at Atlantic Cape or transferring to another college in the fall.</p> <p>Some scholarships include:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Mayor Don Guardian&rsquo;s &ldquo;A New Beginning&rdquo; Scholarship</strong>, awarded to Atlantic City residents</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>PR Council of Greater Atlantic City Scholarship </strong>for journalism majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Moeller Family Scholarship and the Janice Leach Scholarship </strong>for nursing majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Andy J. Scholarship, A &amp; R Mack Scholarship, Ashley A. Masters Scholarship, Sturdy Savings Bank Scholarship and Baucus &amp; Co. Scholarship</strong> for business majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Cape May National Golf Club Scholarship open</strong> to all majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Frances M. Zaberer Scholarship </strong>for culinary arts majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Samuel A. Donio Scholarship </strong>for education majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Dr. Martin Marino Scholarship </strong>for psychology majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Galloway Township American Legion Post 430 Scholarship</strong> for veterans</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Gerri Black Creative Writing Scholarship </strong>for English or communication majors</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> Jamie Crescenzo Scholarship </strong>for criminal justice majors</p> <p>&nbsp;The 2017 Student Scholarship Application Packet is available for pick-up at all three Atlantic Cape campuses, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing; 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Atlantic City; and online at&nbsp;<a href="../../finaid/scholarships.htm">http://www.atlantic.edu/finaid/scholarships.htm</a>.</p> <p>Eligible students must submit an application, two letters of recommendation from faculty members and an essay that describes their personal and professional goals.</p> <p>Scholarship recipients will be notified in April and are invited to attend Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Scholarship Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, May 16.</p> <p>Last year, Atlantic Cape <a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2507">awarded &shy;&shy;&shy;218 scholarships totaling $190,064</a> to eligible students through this application process.</p> <p>For additional scholarship information, contact the Financial Aid Office at 609-343-5082 or 625-1111, ext. 5082, or email <a href="mailto:finaid@atlantic.edu">finaid@atlantic.edu</a>. In Cape May County, call 609-463-4774, ext. 5082.&nbsp;</p> <p>2017 APPLICATION PACKET FOUND <a href="../../about/commIssues/Scholarship_Application_2017.pdf">HERE.</a></p> Atlantic Cape to Offer Certified Guest Service Professional Training http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2683 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will partner with the American Hotel &amp; Lodging Educational Institute to offer the Certified Guest Service Professional training program. This 18-hour course will meet 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 7 &ndash; Feb. 23, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, located at 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The fee is $129.</p> <p>Participants will gain guest service skills that can lead to a successful career in the hospitality industry. Training will cover how to become a guest service-oriented employee who knows how to engage with guests to provide memorable service. Seven key elements of guest service will be presented through real stories designed to inspire and motivate employees to offer service that goes well beyond what is expected. The &ldquo;Exploring the Seven Elements&rdquo; topics are: &nbsp;Authenticity: Keep It Real!; Intuition: Read the Need!; Empathy: Use Your Heart!; Champion: Be a Guest Hero!; Delight: Provide a Surprise!; Delivery: Follow Through!; Initiative: Make the Effort!</p> <p>Students will take a certification exam, and those who pass it will earn globally recognized certification as a Certified Guest Service Professional. The program also will cover an introduction to technology, including file management, searching the internet and working with Microsoft&rsquo;s Word and Excel software programs.</p> <p>This training is offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars, and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. To learn more about these programs, including the Certified Guest Service Professional training, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit atlantic.edu/conted.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2682 <p>Spring classes begin Jan. 17, but students can still add classes to their spring schedules through Jan. 23, at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>Normal college hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The following departments will be open late from&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.,&nbsp;Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 23,&nbsp;at all three campuses: Financial Aid, Admissions, Advisement, Counseling, Testing, Business Office and Enrollment Services.</p> <p>Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Payment is due at the time of registration. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/spring. For more information, email accadmit@atlantic.edu or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2681 <p>MAYS LANDING &ndash; If you enjoy watching popular chefs on Food Network transform everyday fare into gourmet meals, then you may want to attend a Shadowing the Chef program to watch a local chef in action. In this new series of cooking demos and food tastings, an Academy of Culinary Arts Chef at Atlantic Cape Community College will demonstrate how to prepare various dishes that participants will sample.</p> <p>Chef Educator Joe Sheridan will present seven one-night demonstrations that will be held 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Thursdays, in Kitchen 1 on the Mays Landing campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike. Recipes will be distributed to all participants. The fee for each session is $65.</p> <p>The following demonstrations will be held:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Bistro Cooking at Home </strong>will demonstrate how to make roasted beet and mache salad, roasted chicken with garlic, lemon and parsley; potato gratin and roasted asparagus. (Feb. 9)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>The Foods of Vietnam </strong>will cover how to prepare spring rolls, chicken wings in caramel-ginger sauce and Hanoi Beef and rice noodle soup. (Feb. 16)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Southern Staples </strong>will show how to cook low-country succotash, cheddar- cheese grits and fried chicken with gravy. (Feb. 23)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Artisan Sandwiches, Beyond Grilled Cheese </strong>will focus on preparing butter-poached lobster BLTs, three-cheese panini with tomato jam and roast pork with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. (March 2)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Simple Pasta Sauces: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less </strong>will demonstrate how to prepare orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage, fettuccine with arugula, mushroom and tomato; and linguine with clams. (March 9)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Seafood Cookery: Shellfish to Fin Fish </strong>focuses on the secrets of preparing delectable mussels mariniere, cioppino and pan-seared cod with tomato pepper Basquaise. (March 30)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Sous Vide Cooking: New Technology Comes to the Home Cook </strong>explores how to use new technology to prepare marinated vegetables, chicken breast, ribeye steak and cr&egrave;me brule. (April 6)</p> <p>In addition to these one-night programs, Shadowing the Chef will present a three-night series, <strong>Confidence in the Kitchen</strong>, which will be held 6 &ndash; 9 p.m., Thursdays in Kitchen 1. The fee for the entire series is $175. The fee is $75 for each session when taken separately. This series will include:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>What the Heck is &ldquo;mise en place&rdquo; Anyway? </strong>covers knife skills, braising and making a simple dessert from scratch as Chef Joe prepares beef Bourguignonne with root vegetables and chocolate espresso pot du cr&egrave;me. (April 13)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Sensational Soups </strong>will focus on preparing simple roast chicken stock and chicken noodle soup, curried cauliflower and apple soup and minestrone. (April 20)</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>The Thrill of the Grill </strong>covers how to create flavorful marinades for grilled chicken breast, skirt steak and a vegetable platter with balsamic vinegar and crumbled goat cheese. (April 27)</p> <p>For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a> or call 609-343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2680 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Atlantic Cape Community College students in the Accelerated Learning Program, which allows them to bypass the second-level developmental English course, complete Composition I and II at higher rates than students who start in the developmental course, new data show.</p> <p>Since 2012, students who tested into the second level of developmental English (Reading/Writing II) have had the option of entering ALP which allows them to bypass the developmental course and go straight into Composition I, the college-level English course, while taking a support course. This program allows students to save time by taking the courses concurrently and beginning college-level work immediately.</p> <p>Data collected from fall 2012 to fall 2015 show that 82 percent of students enrolled in the ALP track complete Composition I, compared to 44 percent in the Reading/Writing II track. Data also show that 50 percent of ALP track students complete Composition II (when they take it in the semester following Comp I), compared to 23 percent of the Reading/Writing II track students.</p> <p>&ldquo;The Composition II completion rates are particularly important because they prove that the students are mastering Composition I,&rdquo; said Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, ALP coordinator and associate professor of Developmental English. &ldquo;Composition I is not watered down in any way, and ALP student success is real, which is proven when students do well in the subsequent class with a different professor.&rdquo;</p> <p>Students take the Accelerated Learning Program Support course with the same instructor who teaches their Composition I class. The extra time provided by the support class allows instructors to offer individual instruction in a writing workshop environment. Students work on developing reading and writing skills while they work on Composition I assignments. One result of this, Professor Natale-Boianelli believes, is that students see why developing their skills is relevant.</p> <p>In the ALP support course, instructors also acclimate students to the campus and college services, policies and procedures. In addition, the course promotes the habits of successful students that can be applied to all courses.</p> <p>For more information on the Accelerated Learning Program, contact Natale-Boianelli at <a href="mailto:snatale@atlantic.edu">snatale@atlantic.edu</a> or Daymis Alicea, ALP academic adviser, at <a href="mailto:dalicea@atlantic.edu">dalicea@atlantic.edu</a>. Details on other Student Success Initiatives that Atlantic Cape has implemented are available at atlantic.edu/atd.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Associate Degree in Communication with Five Specializations http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2679 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College offers an associate degree in Communication for those interested in pursuing a career in such areas as television, radio, film, public relations, magazines, advertising, newspapers and new media. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in these fields or for transfer to a four-year college or university.</p> <p>Students take 15 general education courses, two program courses (one in mass media and one in public relations) and five more courses in one specialization within Communication. Students may choose a track in Communication Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism, Public Relations or Radio/Television/Film. Each track offers specialized courses that allow students to develop expertise in that area.</p> <p>Students develop strong writing, speaking and analytical skills and consequently gain confidence in their overall communication abilities. In addition, students learn to apply the public relations process to planning, research, writing and analysis and ultimately learn to craft effective messages. For more program details, contact Dr. Augustine Nigro at 609-343-5022 or anigro@atlantic.edu.</p> <p>The college is offering a variety of Communication courses during the spring semester, which begins Jan. 17, at all three campuses. Students may register in person weekdays, 9 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., until Jan. 13, or they may register online through Jan. 16. To register or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.</p> Atlantic Cape Will Offer Introductory and Intermediate WordPress Workshops http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2678 <p>This spring, Atlantic Cape Community College will offer introductory and intermediate workshops in WordPress, the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system that exists today. Participants will learn how to create their own websites for their business, hobby or workplace.</p> <p>Introduction to WordPress will explore the power and ease of using WordPress which powers 27 percent of all websites from hobby blogs to the largest news sites. Workshop topics will include website design and development basics, blogging, themes, content, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and branding. Introduction to WordPress will meet 5:30 &ndash; 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 6 &ndash; March 13, on the Mays Landing campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>In Intermediate WordPress, participants will learn how to create great sites by exploring the finer points of themes, plug-ins, customization and more. It is highly recommended for students to have previous experience with WordPress or to have taken Introduction to WordPress. This workshop will meet 5:30 &ndash; 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 28 &ndash; April 18, on the Mays Landing campus.</p> <p>These workshops are offered through the college&rsquo;s Workforce Development program which provides a broad range of workshops, seminars, and career training programs to the residents and businesses of Atlantic and Cape May counties. To learn more about these programs, including the WordPress workshops, or to register, call 609-343-5655 or visit atlantic.edu/conted.</p> Last Chance to Register for Spring Classes at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2677 <p>Time is running out to register for spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 17.</p> <p>Seats are still available in astronomy, aviation, business, communication, criminal justice, hospitality, math and many other courses during the spring semester.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape will also offer &ldquo;late-start&rdquo; classes beginning&nbsp;Feb. 6 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education.</p> <p>Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The last day to register in person is Jan. 13. To register online through Jan. 16, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students can visit <a href="../../finaid">www.atlantic.edu/finaid</a> to apply. Atlantic Cape also offers an interest-free tuition payment plan for students in good academic standing. For more information, contact the Bursar&rsquo;s Office at 609-625-1111, ext. 5278, or email <a href="mailto:bursar@atlantic.edu">bursar@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.</p> <p>Payment is due at the time of registration. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. For more information, email <a href="mailto:acccadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Visiting Professor to Teach Courses that Use Drones in Agriculture http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2675 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will welcome Peter Oudemans, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Plant Biology and Pathology at Rutgers University, as the Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor for the spring semester.</p> <p>Dr. Oudemans is stationed at the Marucci Blueberry and Cranberry Research and Extension Center in Chatsworth where his research tackles problems in the biology and control of fungal diseases of blueberries and cranberries. His research uses such tools as remote sensing and geographic information system methodologies to detect, map, quantify and track plant pathogens.</p> <p>During his visit, Oudemans will serve as an adjunct instructor in the Information Systems and Aviation Department, teaching two courses: Special Topics in Information Technology &ndash; Applying Technology in Agriculture and Remote Sensing Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems. In the Special Topics course, students will learn the basics of scouting for and solving agricultural problems on commercial farms. Students will engage in fieldwork with a limited use of drones.</p> <p>The Remote Sensing course will introduce students to using unmanned aerial systems to gain information about the earth&rsquo;s surface. Students will learn to analyze drone data and will engage in fieldwork using unmanned aerial systems to collect data for analysis and geospatial processing.</p> <p>Oudemans, who holds a doctorate from the University of California, serves as the Rutgers University Cooperative Research and Extension Program Leader for Precision Agriculture and Natural Resources Management at Cook College.</p> <p>These courses will meet at the college&rsquo;s Mays Landing campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more details about these courses or paid internships in agriculture&nbsp; technology, drones or geographic information systems, text James Taggart, professor of Computer Information Systems at Atlantic Cape Community College, at 609-892-9909 or email him at <a href="mailto:jtaggart@atlantic.edu">jtaggart@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>The visiting professor program is funded by the Atlantic Cape Foundation and Beacons by the Sea, a public arts and fundraising project that placed artist-decorated lighthouses in prominent locations throughout New Jersey&rsquo;s Atlantic and Cape May counties in 2003. Other visiting scholars have included an astronomer, a poet, a judge and a veteran broadcaster.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2674 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its annual Restaurant Gala,&nbsp;Thursday, March 23, in the Avalon Ballroom of Harrah&rsquo;s Waterfront Conference Center.&nbsp;</p> <p>The annual event showcases food by serving thousands of hors d&rsquo;oeuvres prepared by students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and featuring the culinary specialties of 40 of the region&rsquo;s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience.</p> <p>Steven Brady, vice chairman of OceanFirst Bank, will be honored at the Restaurant Gala. George Kyrtatas of Medford, co-owner and executive chef of SweetWater Bar &amp; Grill in Cinnaminson and 1999 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is the 2017 Culinary Honoree for the Restaurant Gala.</p> <p>Each year, nearly 1,000 food enthusiasts attend the Gala, who will have the opportunity to dance the night away with live music from Central Park.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s theme is the &ldquo;Golden Gala,&rdquo; commemorating the college&rsquo;s 50th&nbsp;anniversary of creating educational opportunities for Atlantic and Cape May County residents. The Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million since its inception in 1984, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</p> <p>Tickets to the Gala are $225 a person and can be ordered by contacting Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672 or <a href="mailto:amcmacki@atlantic.edu">amcmacki@atlantic.edu</a>, or visiting atlantic.edu/gala. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Nominations for Atlantic Cape Distinguished Alumni Award Due Feb. 28 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2673 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Alumni Association Advisory Committee is accepting nominations for the <em>Atlantic Cape Community College President&rsquo;s Distinguished Alumni Award</em>. The award recognizes Atlantic Cape graduates who have distinguished themselves through professional, personal, public or community-based accomplishments.</p> <p>This year in celebration of the college&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary, five alumni, one for each of the college&rsquo;s decades, will be recognized for this award.</p> <p>This prestigious award demonstrates Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s dedication to strengthening its alumni relations. Visit <a href="http://atlantic.edu/alumni/">http://atlantic.edu/alumni/</a> to nominate an Atlantic Cape graduate for this honor by Tuesday, Feb. 28. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered with next year&rsquo;s group of nominees.</p> <p>A panel of Atlantic Cape alumni will review the applications and make a recommendation to the college president. The recipient will be announced and recognized at graduation, Thursday, May 18.</p> <p>Past award recipients include: Gloryvie Reyes, a senior probation officer; Terri Lu Schieder, a health care executive; Stephen R. Dunn, a scientific researcher; Thomas Innocente, former assistant professor at Atlantic Cape; Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, practicing psychologist; Katherine M. Morris, Esq., partner, Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law; Michael R. Rann, Esq., Michael R. Rann Law Offices, LLC; and Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D., former superintendent, Northfield School District.</p> <p>For more information, email <a href="mailto:alumni@atlantic.edu">alumni@atlantic.edu</a> or contact Alicia McMackin at 609-463-4672.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Time is Running Out to Register for Spring Classes at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2672 <p>Time is running out to register for the spring semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Spring semester classes begin Jan. 17.</p> <p>Seats are still available in astronomy, aviation, business, communication, criminal justice, hospitality, math and many other courses during the spring semester.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape will also offer &ldquo;late-start&rdquo; classes beginning&nbsp;Feb. 6 for students who want to add a class to their schedule or anyone interested in continuing their education.</p> <p>Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The last day to register in person is Jan. 13. To register online through Jan. 16, or view an updated schedule of spring courses, visit <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students can visit <a href="../../finaid">www.atlantic.edu/finaid</a> to apply. Atlantic Cape also offers an interest-free tuition payment plan for students in good academic standing. For more information, contact the Bursar&rsquo;s Office at 609-625-1111, ext. 5278, or email <a href="mailto:bursar@atlantic.edu">bursar@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road.</p> <p>Payment is due at the time of registration. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. For more information, email <a href="mailto:acccadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>