Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Last Chance to Earn College Credit This Summer at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2215 <p>Time is running out to register for summer classes at Atlantic Cape Community College. The final six-week summer session runs July 13-Aug. 20. Whether you&rsquo;re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree this summer.</p> <p>A variety of credit courses beginning Monday, July 13, include: Introduction to Business, Interpersonal Communication, Microeconomics, Literature for Children, Earth Science, General Chemistry II, Intro to Computers, Criminal Law, Introduction to Algebra I-Prealgebra, College Algebra, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology and many more.</p> <p>Classes are available online or at 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>The in-person registration deadline is Thursday, July 9, or you can register online, by fax or mail through Sunday, July 12. To view a complete list of summer courses and to register online, visit <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/summer</a>.</p> <p>The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment is due at the time of registration. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">summer@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Still Time to Register for Fall Classes at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2214 <p>There is still time to register for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 31.</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>The college offers 47 degree programs, with classes that include: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Public Speaking, 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>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with Stockton, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.</p> <p>With locations close to home, students can start at Atlantic Cape and finish at Stockton, Rutgers or Fairleigh Dickinson. Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree also is transferable upon acceptance at all public four-year colleges in New Jersey, and the college has nearly 40 articulation/transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the country. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</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.</p> <p>Payment 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:summer@atlantic.edu">fall@atlantic.edu</a> 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=2213 <p>If you are considering beginning a new career in the health care field, the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College is offering short-term training that can put you on the path to a new profession.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape prepares students for careers as a:</p> <ul> <li>Certified Medical Assistant</li> <li>Certified Nurse Aide</li> <li>Certified Home Health Aide</li> <li>EKG/Monitor Technician</li> <li>Emergency Medical Technician</li> <li>Patient Care Technician</li> <li>Phlebotomy Technician</li> </ul> <p>These comprehensive training programs run from six weeks to seven months, and prepare you to earn the license or certification required by area employers. In addition, the clinical experience gives you practical, hands-on perspective that employers value.</p> <p>Learn more about each health care profession to determine which is right for you at an upcoming information session. Call Marie Pepe at (609) 343-4864 to register for a session. Walk-ins are welcome.</p> <p><strong>Sessions will be held at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.:</strong> 10 a.m.-noon, July 16; 2-4 p.m., July 30; 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 13, and 2-4 p.m., Aug. 27.</p> <p><strong>Sessions are offered at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House:</strong> 10 a.m.-noon, July 23 and Aug. 20.</p> 21 Complete Academy of Culinary Arts Short-term Training Programs http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2212 <p>Twenty-one students completed The Academy of Culinary Arts four-month noncredit training programs that began this past March in the new Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus. An awards ceremony recognizing the culinary students&rsquo; achievement was held at the campus, Tuesday, June 23, and for baking students, Tuesday, June 30.</p> <p>The ceremonies began with Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, welcoming guests, followed by Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs, stressing the importance of the graduates continuing their education, as well as always respecting their profession. Virgil Elam of Mays Landing, valedictorian of the Culinary Program, delivered the Culinarian&rsquo;s Code during their graduation, and Maureen Marsh of Grenloch, Baking and Pastry Program valedictorian, delivered the oath at the June 30 ceremony.</p> <p>Students who completed the Culinary Training Program are Leonardo Concepcion, Atlantic City; Elizabeth D&rsquo;Andrea, Galloway; Michael Dash, Somers Point; Mara Lee Del Rosario, Mays Landing; Virgil Elam, Mays Landing; David Flemming, Galloway; Janice Mekhail, Egg Harbor Township; Joseph Latorre, Atlantic City; Joyce McManus, Atlantic City; Craig Persiano, Egg Harbor Township; and Ronald Rodriguez, Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p>Like many in South Jersey, culinary student David Flemming of Galloway was laid off from working table games at Revel Casino. &ldquo;I needed a change of pace and wanted to try something new. This was an excellent opportunity.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;This was an amazing class. We all pushed each other to do the best we could. It was like a cooking competition in here everyday,&rdquo; said culinary student Joseph Latorre of Atlantic City, who also was laid off from Revel. Latorre&rsquo;s wife is Academy of Culinary Arts Chef Educator Ruth Latorre, who leads the noncredit Baking and Pastry Program.</p> <p>Students who completed the Baking and Pastry Training Program are Yuling Liu, Pleasantville; Monica Gomez, Linwood; Priscilla DiMario, Atlantic City; Maureen Marsh, Grenloch; Terri DiSomma-Rossi, Galloway; Mary Creedon, Ventnor; Cynthia Consalvo, Margate; Debra Myers, Northfield; Jodi Stambler, Ventnor; and Rosemarie English, Galloway.</p> <p>Yuling Liu will start her next chapter with the Borgata Baking Company working under Borgata&rsquo;s Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus DuBois, a former executive pastry chef of the White House.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am blessed,&rdquo; a jubilant Liu said after the ceremony, in regard to her new career opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Culinary Training Program begins again Aug. 17, and the Baking and Pastry Training Program, Aug. 24, at the Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Cost for each program is $5,895. For information, contact Judy DeSalvo at (609) 343-5624 or <a href="mailto:desalvo@atlantic.edu">desalvo@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <h3><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/accc_cr/sets/72157652642131394" target="_blank">Flickr album for noncredit Culinary Training Program Awards Ceremony</a></h3> <h3><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/accc_cr/sets/72157655215764966" target="_blank">Flickr album for noncredit Baking and Pastry Training Program Awards Ceremony</a></h3> Atlantic Cape Trustees Complete Presidential Performance Review, Honor Retirees http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2211 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Board of Trustees met June 23 at the Mays Landing Campus and approved personnel matters, contracts and purchases, and honored retirees.</p> <p>Praising the president's service to the college, Atlantic Cape Community College's Board of Trustees voted to increase Dr. Peter Mora's salary to $186,825 from $183,162, retroactive to July 1, 2014.&nbsp;</p> <p>The increase followed the president's annual compensation review and performance evaluation in which Dr. Mora's performance was found to be &ldquo;excellent.&rdquo; The board also approved an unmatched pension contribution for Dr. Mora of $18,682 for 2014-2015.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Evaluation Committee indicated, &ldquo;Dr. Mora&rsquo;s leadership included advancing the construction of the STEM Building, the Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies, a pattern of consistent advance notice to the board on matters of importance, fostering the multi-year fundraising campaign, and continuing leadership.&rdquo;</p> <p>Dr. Mora was commemorated for over 40 years of devoted service to the college and 10 years of dedicated service as president in a special proclamation presented by Board Chairperson Maria Torres. The board praised the president for successfully &ldquo;providing the strategic, visionary leadership that is key to the successful future of Atlantic Cape.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;I am absolutely honored for this recognition,&rdquo; said Dr. Mora. &ldquo;We have a shared vision at Atlantic Cape. The president works with the college community to develop that vision through the strategic planning process. That document is then submitted to the board for approval. Once board review and endorsement is obtained, that shared vision is implemented under the leadership of the president. It&rsquo;s a team effort.&rdquo;</p> <p>The board also recognized Dr. Mora&rsquo;s leadership role as Chair of the President&rsquo;s Council for the New Jersey Council of County Colleges and for his service to the Middle States Commission of Higher Education as Evaluation Team Chair for Hagerstown Community College.</p> <p><strong>In Personnel Action:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The board approved these appointments:</p> <p>--Lorraine Monzo of Northfield, assistant professor, nursing, effective August 24.</p> <p>--Reeva Salkin of Linwood, assistant professor, nursing, effective August 24.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In other action:</p> <p>-- The board approved a title change and salary adjustment for Russell Waugh, from director, facilities management to director, facilities, with a 4 percent base salary increase, effective July 1.</p> <p>--The board approved a title change for Richard Perniciaro from vice president, planning, research, facilities and executive support to executive vice president, planning, research and facilities, effective immediately.</p> <p>The board granted long-time college attorney, Louis J. Greco, a new one-year contract, effective July 1, 2015. He&rsquo;ll receive a retainer of $45,094 a year and an hourly rate of $131.80 for litigation and off-campus hearings.</p> <p><strong>FY16 Tuition and Fee Schedule Revised</strong></p> <p>The board approved per student per course fees for flight training services, revising program fees for experiential flight, $2,269; aeronautical skills, $3,399; private pilot, $8,324; instrument pilot, $10,586; airplane flight instructor, $8,395; and commercial pilot, $24,240. Fixed wing training services to be provided by Ocean Aire, Toms River. The board approved per student per course fees for helicopter training, revising program fees for private pilot helicopter, $27,261; instrument pilot helicopter, $28,152; commercial pilot helicopter, $50,411.25; and added flight instruction, $13,897.50. Helicopter training services provided by Helicopter Flight Services, Medford.</p> <p><strong>Purchases, Contracts Approved:</strong></p> <p>-- Geotechnical Engineering Services, Craig Testing, Mays Landing, not to exceed $25,000.</p> <p>&nbsp;--Paper and envelopes, Paper Mart, East Hanover, $40,343.50, and Office Basics, Boothwyn, Pa., $2,830.</p> <p>--Central storeroom supplies, Office Basics, Boothwyn, Pa., $28,833.50.</p> <p>--Three-year contract for fixed fire protection system, AWT Fire Protections, Collings Lakes, $29,800.</p> <p>--Apple computers, state contract, Higher Education GO Bond funding, Apple Computer, Atlanta, Ga., $73,654.</p> <p>--Computer equipment, state contract, Higher Education GO Bond funding, Ocean Computers, Matawan, $319,525.72.</p> <p>--BightLinks and Polycom, state contract, Higher Education GO Bond funding, Troxell, Sicklerville, $128,602.25.</p> <p>--Two-year contract for voice services, Broadview Networks, Rye Brook, N.Y., $79,920.</p> <p>--Six-month contract for network services, Comcast Business, Trevose, Pa., $37,920.</p> <p>--Room scheduling software, College Net, Inc., Portland, Ore., $73,111</p> <p>--Printer repairs, Harland Technology Services, Omaha, Neb., $17,804.</p> <p>--Two-year contract for electric, consortium bid purchase, Constellation New Energy, .0855 per kWh, and Direct Energy Business, .07434 per kWh.</p> <p>-- Consulting services, RPK Group, Severna Park, Md., $24,650.</p> <p>Trustees approved the contract renewal for a five-year term July 1, 2015-June 30, 2020, for Follett Higher Education Group with the commission rate of 13.5 percent of sales up to $1.5M, 14.5 percent of sales between $1.5M and $2.5M and 15.5 percent of sales over $2.5M. The contract stipulates that Follett Higher Education Group must also offer a price match on any textbook they carry plus free shipping for student orders as well as provide an unrestricted contribution to the college and make renovations to their existing space.</p> <p>Trustees approved the college&rsquo;s continued participation in the N.J. Community College Insurance Pool and agreed to pay $281,688 for the pool&rsquo;s 2015-2016 Worker&rsquo;s Compensation Fund. They voted to award a contract with Borden Perlman for insurance with a premium of $438,994 during FY&rsquo;15 including multi-peril/commercial, data security liability, umbrella, errors and omissions, environmental, excess, non-owned aircraft, flood, and builder&rsquo;s risk for Student Success construction, and UAV (Drone) to be determined. They authorized the award of contract to T.L. Groseclose Associates for student insurance, accident and catastrophic for sports.</p> <p><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;Board Chairperson Torres led a program on behalf of the board to honor the college&rsquo;s three retirees in attendance. Torres thanked the retirees for their years of service to the college.</p> <p>In attendance were:</p> <p>--Maurice &ldquo;Trent&rdquo; Jones, Galloway, 12 years of service</p> <p>--Mark Streckenbein, Collings Lakes, 30 years of service</p> <p>--Gerald &ldquo;Spike&rdquo; Evans, Egg Harbor City, 22 years of service</p> <p><strong>In Other Business:</strong></p> <p>--Trustees approved the May 31, 2015, financial statement.</p> <p>--Trustees approved the removal of policy 506 outlining the production schedule of the college&rsquo;s CommuniCator newsletter.</p> <p>Board Chairperson Torres thanked Board of Trustees Alumni Representative Briar Gibbons for her dedication over the past year. She also read a proclamation from the board outlining Gibbons&rsquo; &ldquo;outstanding contributions and gracious dedication&rdquo; during her service. When appointed in July 2014, Gibbons was the first Trustees Alumni Representative to be granted full voting power by the board. During her tenure, she participated on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and the Atlantic Cape Foundation. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Jean McAlister, dean, resource development &amp; president/board of trustees operations and executive director of the Atlantic Cape Foundation, spoke about the college&rsquo;s inaugural alumni day, which took place at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 20. McAlister stated that the event was well attended with 188 Atlantic Cape alumni attending, and that this was the first of many alumni events planned for the future.</p> <p>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 28, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Still Time to Register for Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2210 <p>If you&rsquo;ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, it&rsquo;s time to register for fall 2015 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 24.</p> <p>New culinary students should contact Valerie Weller at (609) 343-4944 or vweller@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.</p> <p>The Academy is accredited by the American Culinary Federation and 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>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience. 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>Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning and afternoon sessions. The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and is located at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 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>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Students Receive $170,000 in Scholarships http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2209 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 180 scholarships totaling $170,000 at its 48<sup>th</sup> Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony May 18. The scholarships and their recipients include:</p> <p><strong>A&amp;R Mack Foundation Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in business who has a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Presented to Chloe Myrick of Northfield.</p> <p><strong>AAUW Marion MacEwan Second Chance Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to a returning Cape May County female student who has completed at least 15 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Presented to Allison Aaron of North Wildwood and Kimberly Geiger of Del Haven.</p> <p><strong>ACCCEA Union Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student who is a member or has an immediate family member in the NJEA with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Yunuen Sabatino of Absecon.</p> <p><strong>Albert Jones Award&mdash;</strong>awarded to a student aspiring toward a career in the human services field. Must have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Presented to Flor Cruz of Egg Harbor Township.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Alyce Van Sant Eshbach Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a returning female student who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County majoring in allied health and in good academic standing. Presented to Stephanie Adair of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>American Association of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time female student pursuing an associate degree at Atlantic Cape Community College. Presented to Mary Addo of Egg Harbor Township and Jessa Adiletto of Clermont.</p> <p><strong>American Association of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time female student pursuing a STEM degree at Stockton University. Presented to Brenda Aguilar-Guzman of Hammonton and Brittany Beals of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>American Association of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a second-year female student who plans to attend a New Jersey state college or university in a baccalaureate program. Must be an Atlantic County resident with high scholastic ability and good moral character. Presented to Ayah Elsayed of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Andy Family Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to students majoring in business. Presented to Amanda Miner of Egg Harbor Township; Hillary Paldini and Roberto Tanenbaum both of Mays Landing and Long Vu of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Andy J. Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time student majoring in culinary arts or business. Presented to Safiyyah Johnson of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>Anonymous Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a culinary student with a minimum of 12 credits, in good academic standing. Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better. Presented to Ivette Garcia Mones of Manahawkin.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to second-year culinary arts majors who are outstanding in attendance and ethics with three letters of recommendation from chef educators and in good academic standing. Presented to Taylor Borz of Collings Lakes; Ashley DeMarco of Clementon; Rebecca Desmond of Leeds Point; Alice Drummond of Egg Harbor City; Emily Dunn of Berlin; Aimee Fischer of Toms River; Jaime Holak of Pleasantville; Lenna Hur of Hammonton; Chris Phillips of Sicklerville; Rosemary Plantarich of Williamstown; Alicia Pugliese of Newfield and Kyle Timpson of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic Cape Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund&mdash;</strong>awarded to a student entering their second year who has demonstrated excellence. Must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics. Presented to Farzana Siddiquei of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Atlantic City and County Board of Realtors Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a graduating student who is continuing his/her education at a four-year institution. Presented to Stacey-Ann Watson of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Baucus &amp; Co.</strong> <strong>Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to Atlantic or Cape May County students majoring in business administration. Presented to Jehan Attiyeh, Sevil Nimetullaieva, Senna Syed and Rejoana Yesmin all of Atlantic City; Tudor Bejinari of Wildwood; Christina Falzani and Safiyyah Johnson both of Mays Landing; Richard Fognano of Hammonton, Jessalyn Nguyen of Egg Harbor Township and Manpreet Singh of Vineland.</p> <p><strong>Boardwalk Regents Club Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student who is a graduate of Atlantic County Special</p> <p>Services or who is interested in pursuing a career working with the disabled. Presented to Julia Belmonte of Absecon.</p> <p><strong>Borgata Hotel Casino &amp; Spa Restaurant Gala Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a second-year culinary arts major with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and have two letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Erinn Hendricks of Millville.</p> <p><strong>Box Office Bucks Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a performing arts major who is interested in pursuing a career in live stage theater. Presented to Adrianna Hill of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Caesars Foundation Restaurant Gala Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a second-year culinary arts major with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Students must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics as evidenced by two letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Emily Dunn of Berlin; Erinn Hendricks of Millville; David Smith of Waretown; Maya Williams of Chesilhurst and Brianna Wright of Point Pleasant.</p> <p><strong>Cape May County Chamber of Commerce &ldquo;School Counts&rdquo; Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a Cape May County full-time student majoring in business or communication. Presented to Taylor Henry of Wildwood and Jessica Mounce of Marmora.</p> <p><strong>Careme&rsquo;s Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to second-year culinary arts majors in good academic standing. Presented to Taylor Borz of Collings Lakes.</p> <p><strong>Catherine F.</strong> <strong>McGowan Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded<strong> </strong>to students in good academic standing. Presented to Daniel Roberts of Williamstown and Michael Roche of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Clare Barone and Vincent Sabatini Endowment Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a mother who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County who is seeking to further her career. Presented to Catherine DePalma of Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p><strong>Costa Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a second-year culinary student who demonstrates volunteer service in the community. Presented to Kyle Timpson of Cape May Court House and Maya Williams of Chesilhurst</p> <p><strong>Create Opportunity Endowment Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student in good academic standing. Presented to Tracy Baumgartel of Petersburg and Silvia Herrera of Ventnor.</p> <p><strong>Crest Saving Bank Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a returning full- or part-time student from Cape May County. Presented to Nerilee Lapinski of Villas.</p> <p><strong>Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship (General Lafayette Chapter)</strong>&mdash;awarded to an Atlantic County student majoring in nursing, history or liberal arts, who will be matriculating to a New Jersey four-year institution. Presented to Robin Robertson of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Domenico Caruso Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a veteran who received an eligible discharge and is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Presented to Amber Kent of Villas.</p> <p><strong>Domenico Family Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time business major who is a resident of Cape May County. Presented to Michael Leinenbach of Cape May.</p> <p><strong>Donald P</strong>. <strong>Crescenzo, D.D.S. Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in health science. Presented to Rebeka Sultana of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Dr</strong>. <strong>Oliver Henderson Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in science or math with an interest in pursuing a career in the environmental, marine or public health field. Presented to Kailey Nguyen of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Edward James Yoa Memorial Award</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student with a GPA of 3.4 or better and plans to transfer. Presented to Diane Coffman of Brigantine.</p> <p><strong>Filomena P. Caruso Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a culinary arts student with a GPA of 2.5 or better who is outstanding in attendance and ethics as evidenced by two letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Amanda Giamporcaro of Blue Anchor.</p> <p><strong>Frances Zaberer Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a culinary arts students entering his/her second year with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Presented to Alicia Pugliese of Newfield; Dylan Schaeffer of Egg Harbor Township; Veronica Townsend of Mays Landing and Brianna Wright of Point Pleasant.</p> <p><strong>Future Teacher Community Service Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in education who has demonstrated service in the community with a 3.25 GPA or higher. Presented to Heizel Bastidas of Egg Harbor City.</p> <p><strong>Galloway Township American Legion Post 430 Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to veteran students who have obtained an eligible discharge. Presented to Michelle Bonano of Vineland; Amber Kent of Villas and Laura Six of Wildwood.</p> <p><strong>Gerri Black Creative Writing Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County student majoring in English or communication with an interest in writing. Presented to Maria Morales of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>Grace M. Caruso Memorial Culinary Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time culinary arts student from Atlantic or Cape May County who is outstanding in attendance and ethics. Presented to Ethel Leith of Clermont.</p> <p><strong>Grace M. Caruso Memorial Nursing Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student pursuing a career in nursing. Presented to Stephanie Boyce of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Helen Dilks Eshbach Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in business in good academic standing who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Celia Morrison of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Jack and Audrey Burg Business Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time Atlantic County business major who plans to continue their education at an accredited university for business. Presented to Rejoana Yesmin of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Jack and Audrey Burg Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time education major residing in Atlantic County. Presented to Barry Edwards of Absecon.</p> <p><strong>James H</strong>. <strong>Boyd Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County student pursuing a career in government or politics. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Joan Santana of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>Jamie Crescenzo Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in criminal justice. Presented to Odalis Robles of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Jane Scharfetter Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time student from Atlantic or Cape May County majoring in education. Presented to MD Amin of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Janice Leach Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to &nbsp;nursing students with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Students must be involved in the Student Nurses Club at Atlantic Cape. Presented to Meghan Dawson of Brigantine; Desmon DeVery of Northfield; Andrea Mendoza of Atlantic City and Annemarie Steelman of Egg Harbor City.</p> <p><strong>Joan Fineran Nursing Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to nursing students from either Atlantic or Cape May County with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Katelyn Donovan of Mays Landing and Rebecca Krauss of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Joseph A.</strong> <strong>Romano Sr. Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a Cape May County resident majoring in business with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Presented to Michael Leinenbach of Cape May.</p> <p><strong>Joseph and Arleen Dougherty Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded<strong> </strong>to Atlantic or Cape May County students who have demonstrated a strong work ethic. Presented to Christina Fazlani of Mays Landing and Chloe Myrick of Northfield.</p> <p><strong>Joseph O&rsquo;Connor &ldquo;Pay It Forward&rdquo; Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to a Cape May County resident with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is hard working and volunteers. Presented to Sean O&rsquo;Brien of North Wildwood.</p> <p><strong>Joy Eshbach Roehnert Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to a female student majoring in nursing and enrolled at Atlantic Cape, in good academic standing, who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Alena Maroz of Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p><strong>Karen M</strong>. <strong>Brown Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in mathematics. Recipient must demonstrate qualities of strong character and motivation. Presented to Galena Lyubenova of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>Ken Drake Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student with a GPA of 3.4 or better pursuing a career in the arts. Presented to Ivonne Perez of Pleasantville.&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;</p> <p><strong>Kevin Cooper Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a returning full- or part-time liberal arts student with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Presented to Lexus Holden of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>Kilgerman Family Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to student based on faculty recommendation of demonstrated creativity. Presented to Rabeya Bashri of Ventnor; Michael Heilman of Newtonville; Taileaha Hinton of Egg Harbor Township; Roxanne LaPlant of Villas; Joushlyn Loya of Mays Landing; Natacha Maxime and Suzane Ricketts both of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>Libby Demp Forrest Moore Memorial Writing Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time student interested in pursuing a career in journalism or writing with a GPA of at least 2.5. Presented to Kevin Del Cid of Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p><strong>Lorraine Cooper Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to full- or part-time student with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is an Atlantic County resident. Presented to MD Amin of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Margaret Wright Nursing Award&mdash;</strong>awarded to a Cape May County second-year nursing student. Presented to Yulia Schaffer of Erma.</p> <p><strong>Marie Romano Nursing Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to nursing students who graduated in the top 10 percent of the class, and are pursuing a BSN program after graduation. Presented to Kristina Kostova of Ventnor and Jennifer Orlando of Hammonton.</p> <p><strong>Marilyn Rhoads Miller Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to a Cape May County nursing student with a GPA of 3.4 or better. Presented to Kristina Carpino of Seaville.</p> <p><strong>Mary Trombetta-Pessagno Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time student in good academic standing who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Alexandra Ricart of Wildwood.</p> <p><strong>Mayor Don Guardian&rsquo;s &ldquo;A New Beginning&rdquo; Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to full- or part-time students who reside in Atlantic City. Presented to Andrea Mendoza, Mihaela Panciuc, Gaetano Puglisi and Odalis Robles all of Atlantic City.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Merchants Association-Culinary</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time culinary arts major who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Shauntae Smith of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Merchants Association</strong>-<strong>Hospitality</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time hospitality major who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Ruth Parraga of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Merchants Association Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time culinary major who is a resident of Atlantic County. Present to Shauntae Smith and Veronica Townsend both of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>Michael F. Gardner Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a business administration major who resides in Cape May County. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher. Presented to Thomas McDermond of Wildwood.</p> <p><strong>Mid Jersey Cape Rotary Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident who is returning to college or beginning his/her secondary education after being in the workforce. Presented to Leon Hart of Ocean City.</p> <p><strong>Morey&rsquo;s Piers Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to full- or part-time Atlantic or Cape May County student. Presented to Carolyn Carpino of Seaville; Ron Forte of Wildwood Crest; Alissa Robertson and Sydney Wheaton both of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Mr. and Mrs. Matthew D. Moeller Endowment Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time nursing student entering his/her second-year, who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Katelyn Donovan of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>Mullock Family Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time student residing in Cape May County with good academic standing. Presented to Irma Ruiz Gamez of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Nancy Eyring Clarkson Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a nursing major in good academic standing, who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Katelyn Donovan of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>Nate Allen Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time culinary arts major who resides in Cape May County. Presented to Kyle Timpson of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Neide Robinson Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time culinary student in good academic standing, who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Xiaochuan Wu of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Nurse Sandy Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time returning single parent who is pursuing a nursing degree. Presented to Xiomara Martinez of Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p><strong>Paul Rigby Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a part-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Jessica Houston of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>PR Council of Greater Atlantic City &ldquo;Shore&rdquo; Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to full-time communication major who plans to transfer to a baccalaureate communication or public relations program. Must be a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Presented to Perla Castro of Ocean City.</p> <p><strong>Previti Family Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student in good academic standing. Presented to Katie Tran of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>Private Louis Caruso II Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a veteran who has received an eligible discharge and resides in Atlantic or Cape May County with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Presented to Michelle Bonano of Vineland.</p> <p><strong>Rachel Sandson Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full- or part-time student in good academic standing, who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County. Presented to Raina Santiago of Brigantine.</p> <p><strong>Ralph Russell Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time student majoring in math or science who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May County with a 3.5 GPA. Presented to Kyle McGurk of Ocean City.</p> <p><strong>Rio Auto Body Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student who demonstrates a strong desire to succeed academically. Must be a Cape May county resident with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Presented to Alexandra Ricart of Wildwood.</p> <p><strong>Samuel A. Donio Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time, second-year student majoring in history or education who has demonstrated service in the community and school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Cooper Rossner of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Samuel and Gladys Levinson Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County high school graduate showing scholastic ability who will attend Atlantic Cape in the fall. Presented to Tawhidul Siddique of Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p><strong>Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarship Golf Tournament Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to Atlantic or Cape May County students in good academic standing. Presented to Joelmer Acevedo of Wildwood; Wade Breslin, Roxanne LaPlant and Danielle Whitten all of Villas; Natalia Cabarcas of Marmora; Theresa Hart and Kiersten Workman both of Ocean City; Jade Miller of Cape May; Kaitlyn Ormston of Cape May Court House; Kaitlin Seliger of Swainton and Molly Thompson of North Cape May.</p> <p><strong>Soroptimist Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a full-time, second-year female student in the health care field with good academic background and involved in community service. Presented to Kristina Carpino of Seaville.</p> <p><strong>SouthShore Foundation Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to allied health or nursing students who are enrolled in the clinical portion of the program with two faculty recommendations. Presented to Stephanie Adair and Amy Moss both of Mays Landing; Lauren Dalzell of Linwood; Antonio Fiorentino, Rebecca Krauss, Jessica Larwa and Jamie Scheer all of Galloway and Stephen Weber of Absecon.</p> <p><strong>Sturdy Savings Bank Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a Cape May County student majoring in business or finance. Presented to Michael Leinenbach of Cape May; Tutusaashito Magalogo and Thomas McDermond both of Wildwood and Kaitlyn Ormston of Cape May Court House.</p> <p><strong>Tanya Smith Memorial Child Care Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a returning child development/child care major who is in good academic standing. Presented to Barry Edwards of Absecon.</p> <p><strong>Terence Hutchison Memorial Award</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student aspiring toward a career in teaching. Presented to Charity Hartwell of Absecon.</p> <p><strong>Terence Hutchison Memorial Endowment Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a returning student who demonstrates interest in computer science or technology. Presented to Robert Magomero of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>The WIBCA/GEMS Memorial Scholarship Fund</strong>&mdash;awarded to a student who resides in Cape May County. Presented to Leon Hart of Ocean City.<strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>Thomas C</strong>. <strong>Conover Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to science major transferring to a baccalaureate program in science in good academic standing. Presented to Caroline Espinal-Bueno of Pleasantville.</p> <p><strong>Tommy Kraemer Memorial Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to culinary arts students who are actively practicing, preserving and protecting the oceans by choosing to conserve natural resources through organic gardening and sustainable seafood practices. Presented to Lauren Petrovski of Brigantine and Dylan Schaeffer of Egg Harbor Township.</p> <p><strong>V. Lawrence Brice Endowment Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to culinary arts majors with three letters of recommendation from chef educators in good academic standing. Presented to Debra Buckson of Millville and Itka Drinkard of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Walter and Louise Sutcliffe Foundation Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to a second-year nursing student who is involved in the college community. Presented to Wade Breslin of Villas; Meghan Dawson of Brigantine; Desmon DeVery of Northfield and Tara Ramirez of Galloway.</p> <p><strong>Walter Russell Eshbach Scholarship</strong>&mdash;awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May County resident majoring in allied health. Presented to Katherine Melo of Mays Landing.</p> <p><strong>William R. Conn Memorial Scholarship&mdash;</strong>awarded to a full&#8209;time accounting major entering the second year of study in good academic standing. Presented to Jessalyn Nguyen of Egg Harbor Township.</p> Registration Underway for Fall Semester at Cape May County Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2207 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit classes this fall at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. Fall semester classes begin Monday, Aug. 31.</p> <p>For the first time since spring 2011, an in-person section of Creative Writing I will be offered at the Cape May County Campus, 2-4:45 p.m., Tuesdays, with Assistant Professor Richard Russell.</p> <p>Other classes offered this fall include: Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Nutrition, Art Appreciation, Intro to Visual Arts, General Biology I, Intro to Business, Principles of Marketing, Business Law I, Intro to College Chemistry, Internet Research, Intro to Computers, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Macroeconomics, Educational Psychology, Reading/Writing I, Composition I, Earth Science, Intro to Government &amp; Politics, Western World I, Intro to Algebra II, College Algebra, Statistical Methods, Intro to Philosophy, Child Psychology, Elementary Spanish I, and Intro to Theater.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with Stockton, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.</p> <p>With locations close to home, students can start at Atlantic Cape and finish at Stockton, Rutgers or Fairleigh Dickinson. Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree also is transferable upon acceptance at all public four-year colleges in New Jersey, and the college has nearly 40 articulation/transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the country. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>To view a complete list of fall courses and to register online, visit <a href="../../fall">www.atlantic.edu/fall</a>. Regular registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. The college will be closed July 2, and on Fridays, through Aug. 21. For more information, call (609) 463-3960.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Eight Named Marjorie Ward Scholarship Winners http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2206 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College selected eight Cape May County high school students to receive Marjorie Ward Leaders Scholarships. The students will enroll in Atlantic Cape classes this fall.</p> <p>The recipients from Ocean City High School include: Juliet Evans, Scott Hogan, Kelsey Kosturko, Rebecca Piotrowski, Sarah Redmond and Gabriella Wyand. Middle Township High School scholarship recipients are Matthew Fazio and Taylor Ivens.</p> <p>The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation established the scholarship program in 2005 in honor of former Cape May County resident Marjorie Ward, who left $500,000 to Atlantic Cape. Under terms of her will, Atlantic Cape created an endowment to fund scholarships for Cape May County students. These students will receive $1,000 scholarships to the college each semester of their freshman year, leadership skills training and support from the college&rsquo;s Office of Student Services.</p> <p>Ward was a retired educator who passed away in 2004 at the age of 105. She taught for many years in the Montclair school system and retired in 1958 to Cape May.</p> <p>The campus, which opened in 2005, features a state-of-the-art facility with all of the amenities of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s other locations. Students can earn an associate degree without leaving Cape May County, or take courses that count toward any of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s more than 40 degree programs. The Cape May County Campus includes an Information Commons with a library and computer lab, testing, counseling and financial aid offices.</p> Still Time to Earn College Credit this Summer at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2204 <h3><strong>Classes Begin June 29 and July 13 at Cape May County Campus</strong></h3> <p>Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit classes this summer at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Courses include:</p> <p><strong>Summer Session Two, June 29-Aug. 20:</strong> Psychology of Exceptionality, Reading/Writing II, Composition I, Composition II and Introduction to Literature.</p> <p><strong>Summer Session Three, July 13-Aug. 20:</strong> Human Anatomy Physiology II and Introduction to Algebra II.</p> <p>Additional classes are available online at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses in Mays Landing and Atlantic City.</p> <p>Payment is due at time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer courses, visit <a href="../../summer">www.atlantic.edu/summer</a>. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">summer@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 463-3960.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> St. Augustine Prep Students Complete Third Semester Program at Academy of Culinary Arts http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2203 <p>Nine St. Augustine Prep students completed their &ldquo;Third Semester&rdquo; program, a 60-hour learning excursion outside a classroom setting, with a ceremony held at Careme&rsquo;s Restaurant at the Academy of Culinary Arts, Thursday, June 4, at Atlantic Cape Community College.</p> <p>The students who expressed interest in the culinary arts submersed themselves in the kitchen with ACA Chef Educator Joseph Sheridan of Somers Point during an eight-day training course, May 26-June 4, at the Academy. Here, they learned an overview of the food service industry, traditional knife skills, how to plan a feast, how to cook global cuisines and appetizers such as sushi rolls and empanadas, and to prepare an entire Italian buffet and table-side presentations for their families, which they served on the final day.</p> <p>See video slideshow <a href="https://youtu.be/hTCHwzC42-M" target="_blank">HERE&nbsp;</a></p> <p>See flickr album <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/accc_cr/sets/72157653844209581/">HERE</a></p> Registration Underway for Classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2202 <p>If you&rsquo;ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, it&rsquo;s time to register for fall 2015 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 24.</p> <p>New culinary students should contact Valerie Weller at (609) 343-4944 or vweller@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment. Returning students can register online using WebAdvisor at <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/webadvisor</a>.</p> <p>The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.</p> <p>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience. 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>Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning and afternoon sessions. The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and is located at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. 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>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Earn Your Degree Online at Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2201 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer more than 100 courses online this fall as an option for those unable to attend classes in a traditional setting. The college offers 12 associate degree programs entirely online, as well as credits toward any of the college&rsquo;s 49 degree programs. Fall classes begin Aug. 31.</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>Some online options this fall are: Financial Accounting, Essentials of Culinary Nutrition, Graphic Design, Criminal Law, Composition I, Educational Psychology, Western World I, College Algebra and more.</p> <p>Courses are accessible 24/7, so students can log on and work at their convenience.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape was the first community college in New Jersey to offer a full degree program at a distance, to accommodate the 24-hour schedules of casino and tourism employees.</p> <p>&nbsp;The degree programs that are available entirely online include: Business, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Systems Support, Database Design and Development, General Studies, History, Literature, Office Systems Technology, Psychology and Social Science.</p> <p>The college was <a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2188">recently named </a>one of the &ldquo;50 Best Online Community Colleges&rdquo; by Best Value Schools.</p> <p>&ldquo;The courses are particularly convenient for parents of young children, those in the military, police officers, firefighters, the disabled, those recovering from illness and those who have flexible work schedules,&rdquo; said Michelle Perkins, director of instructional technology.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">fall@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 Trustees Meet and Approve Contracts, Grants, Personnel Matters and Promotes Faculty http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2200 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Board of Trustees hired a new dean of resource development, president/board of trustee operations, and promoted 12 faculty when the group met in regular session May 26 at the Cape May County Campus.</p> <p>Jean McAlister of Galloway will be promoted to dean, resource development, president/board of trustee operations, effective July 1. McAlister has been employed at the college since 1994 in various capacities, most recently as associate dean of continuing education operations and business development since 2007. Recent accomplishments include operationalizing the college&rsquo;s role in the National Emergency Grant, procuring nearly $3 million in potential worker and incumbent worker grants for businesses in Atlantic and Cape May counties, and partnering with local Ocean City businesses, Ocean City Library, Workforce Investment Board and Ocean City Chamber of Commerce to deliver an Entrepreneurial Program in Cape May County. The program received 100 percent funding, and garnered a 100 percent completion rate in which 50 percent of students opened a business after completing the program. McAlister holds a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in social work from Stockton University and a master&rsquo;s in management - human resources from the University of Phoenix.</p> <p>&ldquo;After a comprehensive and wide search process, Jean had the highest ratings of all candidates based on her resume and interview,&rdquo; said Dr. Peter Mora. McAlister&rsquo;s &ldquo;especially strong strengths in training and grants&rdquo; was also a major factor in her promotion.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>In Personnel Action:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The board made the following appointments:</p> <p>--Victoria DeLaurentis of Folsom, assistant director, financial aid, effective July 1.</p> <p>--John Heenan of Egg Harbor Township, assistant professor, criminal justice, effective Aug. 24.</p> <p>--Edward Perkins of Mays Landing, construction manager, facilities management, effective May 27.</p> <p>In other action:</p> <p>-- The board accepted the resignation of Beth Leahey, assistant professor, nursing, effective June 30.</p> <p>-- The board accepted the resignation of Michelle Rehill, temporary office assistant, resource development, office of the president, retroactive to May 8.</p> <p>-- The board approved a leave of absence for Leila Crawford, assistant professor, English, effective Aug. 24 through May 20, 2016.</p> <p><strong>Board Promotes Faculty</strong></p> <p>These faculty will receive promotions from assistant professor to associate professor effective Aug. 31: Gwen McIntyre of Ocean City, English as a second language; Shirley Shields of Egg Harbor Township, English as a second language; Judith Otterburn-Martinez of Northfield, English as a second language; Michael Bolicki of Marmora, educational psychology; Donna Marie McElroy of Egg Harbor Township, social science; Augustine Nigro of Marlton, history and government; Regina Van Epps of Oceanview, English.</p> <p>These faculty will receive promotions from associate professor to professor effective Aug. 31: William Dougherty of Sewell, computer information systems; Richard Benner of Mays Landing, philosophy and religion; Mark Camma of Sewell, accounting; Lisa Stein of Linwood, social science; James Taggart of Leeds Point, computer information systems. <strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>In Other Action, The Board:</strong></p> <p>--Granted an honorary associate in arts degree to Professor Fredrick Schaaf in recognition of his admirable service and lasting contributions to Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>--Approved the financial statements for ten months ended April 30, and acknowledged the FY&rsquo;16 Annual Budget Message.</p> <p>--Granted approval to enter into a contract with Professional Impact NJ, a project of Kean University, funded by NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, to provide online training services for up to 80 people statewide, with a reimbursement-based contract with Atlantic Cape of up to $373,064, over the term of May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016.</p> <p>--Approved the transfer of $198,201 to a designated Plant Fund to support funding of the salary and benefits for the position of construction manager for FY&rsquo;16, 17 and 18.</p> <p><strong>In Grant Action, The Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved submitting a College Readiness Now II grant application to NJCCC for an anticipated grant totaling $22,566, over the term of June 15, 2015 through June 14, 2016.</p> <p>--Approved submitting an application to the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for a grant of $672,900 for provisions of adult education and literacy services, over the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.</p> <p>--Approved partnering with Bergen Community College&rsquo;s application to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, with Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s share of the proposed consortium grant being $200,000 each year for five years over the anticipated term of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2020.</p> <p><strong>Contracts and Purchases:</strong></p> <p>--Professional architectural services, Spiezle Architectural Group, Trenton, NJ, revised to a total of $900,599.</p> <p>--Media buying services, Entrepreneur Advertising, Linwood, NJ, not to exceed $93,000.</p> <p>--Continuing Education guide printing, Bartash Printing, Philadelphia, PA, $18,757.</p> <p>--Healthcare simulation equipment, TAACCCT Grant, Laerdal Medical Corporation, Wappinger Falls, NY, $173,690.</p> <p>--Culinary equipment, Perkins Funds, Todd Devin Food, Yardley, PA, revised to a total of $65,370. &nbsp;</p> <p>--Furniture, Phase I Student Success, Go Bonds/Chapter 12, W.S. Goff, Mays Landing, NJ, $369,235.</p> <p><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>-- Phi Theta Kappa Advisor Holly Schultheis spoke about attending the 21st&nbsp;annual Phi Theta Kappa Day celebration with Atlantic Cape PTK students on May 7. The celebration took place at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Trenton.&nbsp;Students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and exceptional service to their communities as members of PTK. Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s PTK President Thomas Branin was invited to speak at this prestigious event. Schultheis also spoke about PTK&rsquo;s extensive history at the college.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, at the Mays Landing Campus. All are invited to attend.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Archery Team Competes in National Championships; Shin Wins Second National Championship http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2199 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s nationally ranked archery team competed during the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships, May 21-24, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.</p> <p><strong>Sungwoo Shin</strong> of Galloway, a 4-time archery All-American, defended his ranking, winning the overall individual Male Recurve title. This is his second national championship win. During the semifinal and final matches, he won every round of shooting with perfect 6-0 scores.</p> <p>In Male Recurve, <strong>Phil Holmer </strong>of Northfield won his first match and advanced to the round of 16. In Male Compound, <strong>Nelson Vega</strong> of Buena won his first match and advanced to the round of 16. In Female Compound, <strong>Christine Papaycik</strong> of Egg Harbor Township and <strong>Lorena Koidl</strong> of Point Pleasant, each won their first match and advanced to the round of 16.</p> <p>The team is led by long-time archers Chad Affrunti of Atco and John Repnicki of Galloway, head coach and assistant coach, respectively. Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s archery team has a history of success, producing more than 40 All-America archers and hosting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships three times.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>