Art Gallery Reopens in New Location; Features Faculty, Staff Work

Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate the grand opening of its relocated art gallery with an exhibit showcasing the visual arts talents of its employees through Sept. 27.

Here's an early arrival for the upcoming Faculty Staff Art Show. Remember to drop off your pieces.

The art gallery will display faculty and staff work through Sept. 27.

The gallery is located inside the William Spangler Library, D-Building, at Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus. It is open 10 a.m.-4p.m., Monday to Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.

There will be a reception from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The gallery will host monthly exhibits of a wide variety of works including drawings, paintings, printmaking, computer arts, ceramics, sculpture, photography, mixed media, 2-D design and crafts. Showcased artists will be students, faculty, and local artisans from around the region.

For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at jhagen@atlantic.edu.

Oct. 10 Golf Tournament to Benefit Scholarships

The 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships golf tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 10, at the Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May. Partnering with the Atlantic Cape Foundation, CMNGC will host the tournament to support student scholarships and Foundation operations.

golf tournament

The annual Scramble ‘Fore’ Scholarships Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 10.

The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at
11 a.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome.

Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship package opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000.

Located on Route 9 near renowned Victorian Cape May, and centrally located along one of the world’s most famous bird migration flyways, Cape May National has been recognized as one of the most naturally beautiful courses in the United States.

For sponsorship or player information, contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at (609) 463-4672 or tbennett@atlantic.edu.

Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides $270,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help and another $70,000 to support college educational endeavors.

Social Media Workshops for Professionals Scheduled for This Fall

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of professional development and personal enrichment social media workshops with instructor Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt, president of Suasion Communications Group, this fall.

Facebook for Small Business will teach attendants the ins and outs of building a compelling presence for their business on Facebook, Oct. 8.

Social Media for Professional Business will cover social media tools, tactics, content, planning and strategy for businesses, Oct. 15.

Social Media Strategies for Success sets out to educate participants on how to use social media to engage current customers and attract new ones, Oct. 22.

Online Marketing 411: Pinterest, Blogging and Tweeting will explore Pinterest, blogging and tweeting as a means to market, network and showcase businesses, Nov. 12.

Travel Website and Social Media Reputation Management will present and cover best practices in managing reviews, engaging current customers and attracting new ones, Nov. 19.

Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents: Get Social, Get Sold! will demonstrate how agents can widen their pool of prospects while building their brand and community relationships, as well as cover social media tools, tactics, content, planning and strategy, with a focus on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube, Dec. 3.

Workshops will be held at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T.

For fees and to register, call (609) 343-5655, or visit http://www.atlantic.edu/ce.

College Magazine, Writers Win Literary Awards

Rewrites, the Atlantic Cape Community College literary magazine, and three student writers earned awards for the 2014 issue.

The magazine won second place in the Eastern Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s 2014 Literary Magazine Competition.

Rewrites, the Atlantic Cape Community College literary magazine, and three student writers earned awards for the 2014 issue.

Rewrites, the Atlantic Cape Community College literary magazine, and three student writers earned awards for the 2014 issue.

In addition, specific works from the 2014 issue were highlighted:

  • Call Me Olga Picasso by Danielle Monzo of Northfield won first place in the Poetry division;
  • Ruminant by Kaitlyn Feldbauer of Mays Landing won third place in the Poetry division;
  • and The New Normal by Erica Villani of Hammonton earned second place in the Script/Story category.

Rewrites is published each spring and edited by students. It contains short fiction, poetry, one-act plays, essays, 2D pencil, pen and ink drawings, and photos submitted by students, staff, faculty and alumni. Rich Russell, assistant professor of English, is the faculty advisor.

College Partners with Tilton Fitness to Offer Comprehensive Personal Fitness Training Program

Atlantic Cape Community College will offer fitness enthusiasts a comprehensive personal fitness career training certification program, featuring eight modules and an internship with Tilton Fitness. The eight-week program begins Saturday, Oct. 4.

Taught by AAAI/ISMA faculty trainers, the program will offer participants an opportunity to earn four different certifications in the areas of Personal Trainer Phase 1 and 2, Sports Nutrition and Strength Conditioning and Weight Training.

The program will feature the following modules and sequence:

  • Personal Trainer Certification I
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personal Trainer Certification II
  • CPR/AED—for Health Care Professionals
  • Sports Nutrition Consultant Certification
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Strength and Weight Training Certification
  • Professional Development
  • Internship with Tilton Fitness

Those who complete the program will earn a 25-hour internship with Tilton Fitness.

Program classes are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T. For more information or to register, visit www.atlantic.edu/ce or call (609) 343-5655.

New Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist Program Offered

This fall, Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a new program, Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS), at its Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

The 230-hour program begins Oct. 7, and prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Students will also review the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and how to maintain the medical, legal, accreditation, and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

Key course topics include:

  • Importance of the medical record as a legal document
  • The effect of confidential communication laws on the release of medical information and HIPAA
  • A “real-life” EHR experience using Medcin software to perform health information tasks
  • Importance of data accuracy, consistency, completeness and security of information

Students who complete this course will be prepared to sit for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist exam.

For more information or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/ce.

‘See Yourself at Atlantic Cape;’ College to Host Open Houses Oct. 13 & 19

Open houses at all three campuses will bring potential students to Atlantic Cape in October.

Open houses at all three campuses will bring potential students to Atlantic Cape in October.

Atlantic Cape Community College will provide information for those looking to earn their degree, begin a new career or enhance job skills at an open house, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19. This event will begin in Jonathan Pitney Hall, E-building, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, with information sessions to follow.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and staff, apply for admission, tour the campus, learn about financial aid options, win an iPad, and discover how to launch a new career with a college degree or short-term training certificate.

Participants can attend information sessions that provide an overview of specific areas, including: Testing, Financial Aid, Career Opportunities, The Academy of Culinary Arts, and Nursing and Allied Health.

The college will also hold open house events at 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, from 12:30-3:30, Monday, Oct. 13. In addition to information sessions on career opportunities, The Academy of Culinary Arts and nursing and allied health programs, attendees may sit in on a class.

All events are free. Registration for the Oct. 13 and Oct. 19 open houses is required at http://www.atlantic.edu/openhouse/.