Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Fleet Reserve Association Atlantic City Branch 13 Establishes Scholarship for Student Veterans, Active Service Students at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2554 <p>On Thursday, Aug. 11, Atlantic City&rsquo;s Fleet Reserve Association Branch 13 (FRA) donated $1,000 to Atlantic Cape Community College to establish a scholarship fund that will be available to student veterans or students in active service attending Atlantic Cape beginning fall 2017.</p> <p>The Fleet Reserve Association serves veterans from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard. Branch 13 has 110 members and is one of the larger branches in the country. They have received recognition for years as the branch with the greatest membership growth.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, senior director of resource development &amp; community and alumni outreach, at (609) 463-3670 or <a href="mailto:mkellett@atlantic.edu">mkellett@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit <a href="../../about/foundation.htm">http://www.atlantic.edu/foundation</a>.&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Cape May County Campus Library Closed for Maintenance http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2553 <p>The Cape May County Campus library will be closed for maintenance until further notice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Check <a href="../../">www.atlantic.edu</a> for updates.&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2552 <p>Students can add classes to their fall schedules starting Aug. 29, 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>Add a class takes place at all three campuses, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2,&nbsp;during normal office hours,&nbsp;9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and online until Sept. 4.</p> <p>The following departments will be open late from&nbsp;9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.,&nbsp;Aug. 29 -Sept. 1,&nbsp;at all three campuses: Admissions, Advisement, Counseling, Testing, Business Office and Enrollment Services; as well as Financial aid offices.</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/fall. 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> Atlantic Cape Offers Medical Assistant Program; New Evening Hybrid Option Available http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2551 <p>The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College offers a comprehensive Medial Assistant Training Program at the college&rsquo;s Atlantic City Campus this fall, in two different formats. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Medical Assistant, Daytime, Classroom Option </strong>is offered in a traditional format of classroom instruction and some online work, meeting Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 10.</p> <p><strong>Medical Assistant, Evening, Hybrid Option</strong> is a more flexible option that allows students to complete most coursework online, with skills lab instruction, 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 6.</p> <p>Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health care facilities. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during the exam. Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician certification exams. American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification is also covered in this program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.</p> <p>Both programs cost $6,035. Students eligible for financial aid must use their aid for the traditional daytime class.</p> <p>Lecture and lab modules will take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings.</p> <p>For more information or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Fall Open House Dates http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2550 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this fall for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.</p> <p>The open houses are planned for noon, Friday, Sept. 16; 1-3 p.m. at the college-wide open house, Sunday, Oct. 16; 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; and 9-11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.</p> <p>The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.</p> <p>The Academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.&nbsp;</p> <p>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation&rsquo;s Junior Chefs Competition, Cha&icirc;ne des R&ocirc;tisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking &amp; Pastry Club and food shows.</p> <p>Register online for an open house at http://www.atlantic.edu/aca/visit.htm.</p> <p>Classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning and afternoon sessions.&nbsp;</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for 35 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2549 <p>Have you ever wanted to learn how to bake your own bread or create your own pastries? Then join Chef Marylou D&rsquo;Angelo at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College for her baking and pastry workshop series, beginning in September, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p><em>Bread Baking I: European Breads<strong> </strong></em>will offer the hands-on experience on baking Vienna Bread, Focaccia and Olive Bread<em>,</em> 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7.</p> <p><em>Bread II: Trendy Breads </em>explores how to make San Francisco Sour Dough Bread, Rosemary Pull-Apart Bread and Handmade Pretzels, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28.</p> <p><em>Bread III: Traditional Breads </em>explores kneading and shaping Potato Cheese Rolls, Honey Semolina Bread and Dill Rolls, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12.</p> <p><em>Italian Pastries </em>teaches how to prepare a Torta Caprese and Espresso Panna Cotta, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26.</p> <p>During <em>Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate, </em>learn how to prepare Mud Cakes with Chocolate Glaze and rich Chocolate Raspberry Cr&egrave;me Brulee, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9.</p> <p><em>Holiday Cookies </em>demonstrates how to prepare Chocolate Butter Cookies, Hazelnut Biscotti and Pignoli Cookies, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30.</p> <p>Learn how to make Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Icing and Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce during <em>Holiday Treats</em>, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 14.</p> <p>Each workshop is $75 and will be held in Kitchen 2 of the Academy of Culinary Arts.</p> <p>To register or for more information, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/ce</a></span>.</p> Last Chance to Register; Fall Classes Begin Aug. 29 at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2548 <p>There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 29.</p> <p>Register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college&rsquo;s three locations: 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. The college is closed Friday, Aug. 19.</p> <p>The last day to register in person is Friday, Aug. 26. Registration continues online through Sunday, Aug. 28.</p> <p>First-time Atlantic Cape students applying for fall semester are encouraged to inquire about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Conditional Dual Admission agreements with Stockton, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rutgers universities.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape has partnerships with Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities where students can earn a bachelor&rsquo;s degree without leaving the Mays Landing Campus.&nbsp;</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree also is transferable upon acceptance at all public four-year colleges in New Jersey, and the college has 40 articulation/transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the country.</p> <p>The college offers 46 degree programs, with classes that include: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Macroeconomics, Advanced Computer Programming-Java, World Geography, Music Appreciation, World Myths and Legends, Child Psychology, Principles of Sociology and more.</p> <p>Classes will be held at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; and online.Payment for summer classes is due at the time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email <a href="mailto:register@atlantic.edu">register@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Atlantic Cape Community College Kicks off 50th Anniversary with Community Day Sept. 17 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2547 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents with a series of commemorative events during the 2016-2017 school year at all three of its campuses.</p> <p>The college will kick off the yearlong series of events with a Community Day, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Highlights include music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone demonstration, Blackhawk Helicopter tours, Atlantic City Aquarium&rsquo;s Traveling Touch Tank Exhibit, craft and nonprofit vendors.</p> <p>Patrons will feast on items from food trucks including The Palm, Mad Dog Morgan&rsquo;s, The Brickwork Caterers featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, Tacoholics and Pete&rsquo;s Italian Ice.</p> <p>The event is free and open to the public.</p> <p>To learn more about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary and future events, visit <a href="../../50">www.atlantic.edu/50</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2546 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College &ldquo;Savory Sundays&rdquo; cooking demonstration highlights how to create healthy, appealing smoothies, Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>An Academy of Culinary Arts instructor, along with ACA students, will explore how to make delicious fruit and vegetable combination smoothies to create a healthy breakfast or cool summer snack.</p> <p>The ACA will present three shows 0at noon, 1 and 2 p.m. in the first floor main court.</p> <p>Attendants will have the opportunity to win free admission to one of the Academy of Culinary Arts continuing education workshops. Previous workshops have included baking artisan breads, pasta exploration and alternative grains.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs by nationally recognized chef educators for more than 30 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Time is Running Out to Register for Fall Classes at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2545 <p>There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 29.</p> <p>Register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college&rsquo;s three locations: 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>First-time Atlantic Cape students applying for fall semester are encouraged to inquire about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Conditional Dual Admission agreements with Stockton, Fairleigh Dickinson and Rutgers universities.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape has partnerships with Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities where students can earn a bachelor&rsquo;s degree without leaving the Mays Landing Campus.&nbsp;</p> <p>Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree also is transferable upon acceptance at all public four-year colleges in New Jersey, and the college has 40 articulation/transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the country.</p> <p>The college offers 47 degree programs, with classes that include: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Organizational Communication, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Macroeconomics, Advanced Computer Programming-Java, World Geography, Music Appreciation, World Myths and Legends, Child Psychology, Principles of Sociology and more.</p> <p>Payment for summer classes is due at the time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated</p> <p>schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">register@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Learn to Fly Drones in New Atlantic Cape Program http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2544 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College a will offer a new course this fall providing hands-on and classroom instruction designed to prepare students to earn their remote pilot certificate with small UAS rating as outlined in Part 107 of the Federal Air Regulations released this week.</p> <p>Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor is designed to teach students to operate a small-unmanned aircraft system. Topics in the three-credit course include regulations, navigation, the conditions affecting flight, and flight instruments. Students will gain practical experience flying a sUAS.</p> <p>Students who want to build on their UAS knowledge can complete the five-course Unmanned Aircraft Systems-Multi-Rotor Specialist series. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skill necessary to safely operate sUAS as a remote pilot in command of sUAS within the National Airspace System. The program focuses on safe sUAS operation for the collection and processing of aerial and geospatial data.</p> <p>Courses include: Aviation Weather, Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor, Remote Sensing Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.</p> <p>Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operation-Multi-Rotor meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., beginning Aug. 29, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Register online through WebAdvisor at <a href="../../fall">www.atlantic.edu/fall</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Short-term Culinary Training Programs Prepare Future Chefs in 17 Weeks http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2543 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts will offer two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program and the Baking and Pastry Training Program both begin Sept. 12.</p> <p>Learn the skills you need to start a career with confidence as a cook, pastry cook or baker in just 17 weeks, at a lower cost than other local culinary training options. All students earn ServSafe certification and learn interview skills. A job fair at the end of training is scheduled for quick entry into the field.</p> <p>The Culinary Training Program provides an overview of basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; the use and benefits of kitchen gardens; hot food production and short order cooking; preparation of stocks and sauces; cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood; and the fundamentals of baking.</p> <p>The Baking and Pastry Training Program covers basic culinary terminology and skills as they apply to the bakeshop; organization and scaling as it pertains to production of bread; leavening agents; proper mixing methods for crusts and cookies; cake decorating; plated desserts as well as chocolate and sugar work.</p> <p>Classes meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Cost for each program is $4,995; visit the local One Stop Center for funding information. To register, contact Judy DeSalvo at (609) 343-5624 or <a href="mailto:desalvo@atlantic.edu">desalvo@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Community College Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Creating Opportunity http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2542 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary of creating opportunity for Atlantic and Cape May County residents with a series of commemorative events during the 2016-2017 school year at all three of its campuses.</p> <p>In December 1963, the State Department of Education granted approval for the establishment of Atlantic Community College, which became the second college to be organized by the state on April 14, 1964. The college opened its doors to students in September 1966, using facilities rented from Atlantic City High School. The college opened its main campus in Mays Landing in 1968.</p> <p>In the spring of 1982, major work was completed on a two-year, $7 million expansion project that included two new buildings, expanded student service facilities, the Academy of Culinary Arts and additional classroom and office space.</p> <p>In that same year, the former Atlantic City Electric Company building, located in Atlantic City, was purchased by Atlantic County for Atlantic Cape, and renovated into what is now the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. The campus is home to the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies and the Health Professions Institute.</p> <p>In 1999, the college changed its name to Atlantic Cape Community College to signify its official role bringing higher education to Cape May County.</p> <p>In August 2005, Atlantic Cape and the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders celebrated the completion of the college&rsquo;s Cape May County Campus, which features a state-of-the-art facility with all of the amenities of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s other locations.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape continues to grow to meet the needs of the area. <a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2097">The STEM building opened in January 2015</a>&nbsp;at the Mays Landing Campus and features five science labs, two computer labs, office space and a partially vegetated roof with walkways that are used for telescope viewing by the college&rsquo;s astronomy classes. The building is home to the air traffic control and aviation studies degree programs and the Technology Studies Institute. The college will break ground on a Student Success and Career Planning Center this fall.</p> <p>The college will kick off a yearlong series of 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary events with a Community Day, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The event is &nbsp;free and open to the public and will feature music by Seven Stone, face painting, a drone&nbsp; demonstration, food trucks, paintball, Blackhawk Helicopter tours, Atlantic City Aquarium&rsquo;s Traveling Touch Tank Exhibit, craft and nonprofit vendors and much more.</p> <p>To learn more about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary, visit <a href="../../50">www.atlantic.edu/50</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Last Chance to Register at the Academy of Culinary Arts; Fall Classes Begin Aug. 29 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2541 <p>&nbsp;If you&rsquo;ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, it&rsquo;s time to register for fall 2016 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 29.</p> <p>New culinary students should contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or <a href="mailto:desalvo@atlantic.edu">desalvo@atlantic.edu</a> to schedule a registration appointment. Registration hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.</p> <p>The Academy also offers two one-year certificate programs, Baking and Pastry Certificate I and Culinary Arts Certificate I. These two-semester certificates are designed to provide students with career training for entry-level positions in the baking and pastry or culinary fields. The certificates can also be used as a foundation for completing an associate degree at the Academy of Culinary Arts.&nbsp;</p> <p>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation&rsquo;s Junior Chefs Competition, Cha&icirc;ne des R&ocirc;tisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking &amp; Pastry Club and food shows. Students have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including Chopped and The Next Food Network Star.</p> <p>Classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning or afternoon sessions. The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email <a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a> or visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -30-</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Board of Trustees Appoints New Dean of STEM Programs http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2540 <p>The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. Richard Pagan as dean of Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Math Programs at its July 26 meeting at the Mays Landing Campus.</p> <p>Pagan comes to Atlantic Cape from Greensboro, North Carolina, with nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, as well as 21 years of service to the United States Air Force. Highlights of his career include serving as senior vice president &amp; campus director at National Aviation Academy of New England, college administrator and division chair at Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina, and professor and program coordinator at Fairmont State and Pierpont Community &amp; Technical colleges in West Virginia.</p> <p>Pagan begins his responsibilities at Atlantic Cape Aug. 29.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In Personnel Action, the Board approved:</strong></p> <p>--Rebecca Ackley of Cape May, office coordinator, Cape May County Campus administrative and support services, effective July 27.</p> <p>--Kenyatta Collins of Clayton, temporary assistant professor of psychology, effective Aug. 29.</p> <p>--Stacey Clapp of Mays Landing, director of marketing and college relations, effective July 27.</p> <p>--The resignation of Jennifer Rowand of Egg Harbor Township, controller, finance, effective Aug. 12.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Contracts and Purchases:</strong></p> <p>--Waste hauling and disposal services, three-year contract, Earthtech Contracting, Seaville, $67,788.</p> <p>--Content management system software and maintenance, Hannon Hill Corporation, Atlanta, $103,560.</p> <p>--Nursing assessment program, Assessment Technologies Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, $119,375.</p> <p>--New Jersey Council of County Colleges annual membership, NJCCC, Trenton, $51,336.</p> <p>--SimCare support plan for Tower Simulation and RADAR systems in the Air Traffic Control program, Adacel Systems, Orlando, $41,117.</p> <p>--Adult basic skills contract, payment for services performed as part of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to Pleasantville Public Schools, Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic, and Cape May County Technical School, a total of $327,240.</p> <p>--Set per student, per course fee for radiologic technology services with Shore Medical Center, Somers Point.</p> <p>--Approved a revision to the Student Success Center construction contract with Arthur J. Ogren, Inc., of Vineland, to incorporate previously planned and budgeted site work, bringing the total bid to $13,316,345.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In Grant Activity, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved participating as a subgrantee applicant in Bergen Community College&rsquo;s application to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration for the America&rsquo;s Promise Job-Driven Grant Program, to strengthen the pipeline of skilled workers to expand the region&rsquo;s middle-to high-skilled workforce, with Atlantic Cape requesting subgrant funding totaling approximately $500,000 for health care industry training, over the anticipated term of Jan. 1, 2017-Dec. 31, 2020.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>FY&rsquo;17 Tuition and Fee Schedule Revised</strong></p> <p>The board approved revised tuition and fee schedule for FY&rsquo;17 that includes a reduction in fees for the Commercial Pilot course to $25,295, which reflects the correct number of flight hours required.</p> <p>Additionally, the board accepted per student course fees for the following Radiologic Technology courses: Radiologic Procedures I, $1,695; Principles of Imaging I, $1,130; Clinical Radiography I, $1,130; Radiographic Procedures II, $1,695; Principles of Imaging II, $1,130; Clinical Radiography II, $1,130; Clinical Radiography III, $1,695; Radiographic Procedures III, $1,130; Digital Imaging, $1,130; Radiation Biology &amp; Protection, $1,695; Introduction to Advanced Modalities, $565; Clinical Radiography IV, $1,695; and Clinical Radiography V, $2,260.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In Other Business, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved the June 2016 financial statement.</p> <p>--Approved the appropriation of $80,000 from the FY&rsquo;16 year-end unrestricted fund balance to the unrestricted Plant Fund for the acquisition and implementation of a new content management system.</p> <p>--Approved a 2 percent pay increase for adjunct and senior adjunct instructors, per credit hour.</p> <p>--Reaffirmed the following policies, in keeping with a periodic review of the Policies and Procedures Manual: Policy #25 Violence Against Women Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Act; Policy #24 President&rsquo;s Performance Evaluation; Policy #22 Committees; Policy #20 Presidential Search; Policy #18 Employment of Personnel; Policy #17 Salary Increases-Union Exempt Personnel.</p> <p>--Recognized an agreement with Delta Dental of New Jersey to continue to provide high quality dental coverage to college employees.</p> <p>--Approved dropping the Respiratory Therapy, Associate in Applied Science degree effective fall 2016.</p> <p>--Welcomed Alma Albarran-Martinez of Hammonton as the alumni representative to the board for the upcoming year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>--Dr. Peter Mora introduced Atlantic City Councilman Jesse Kurtz, who affirmed a resolution approved at a recent council meeting congratulating the college on its 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary. Kurtz discussed the importance of Atlantic Cape in the Atlantic City community as it creates opportunity in workforce training, basic skills, literacy training as well as degree and non-degree programs.</p> <p>--Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management, discussed the book he recently co-authored and co-edited, &ldquo;Academic and Student Affairs in Collaboration: Creating a Culture of Student Success.&rdquo; The book was published in June by Routledge Press Inc. and provides a comprehensive and evidence-based understanding of the partnerships necessary to achieve an institutional culture devoted to student success. Contributing authors from Atlantic Cape include: Michael Kammer, associate professor of English as a Second Language; Sue DePhilippis, associate professor of ESL; Judith Otterburn-Martinez, assistant professor of ESL; Maryann Flemming-McCall,&nbsp;associate professor of English; Tammy DeFranco, director of student services and campus management at Cape May County Campus; Lisa Givens, manager of student activities and athletics; Erika DiRenzo, former Atlantic Cape adjunct instructor; Janet Marler, associate dean of academic support services; and Jennie Buoy, former Atlantic Cape adjunct instructor of English.</p> <p>--Levy and DeFranco announced student Manny Rodriguez was named the first community college HERO in the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers and is featured on a billboard and HERO campaign promotions.</p> <p><strong>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Mays Landing Campus. All are welcome to attend.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p>