Atlantic Cape Trustee Maria Ivette Torres Joins New Jersey Council of County Colleges Executive Committee

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Maria Ivette Torres

Maria Ivette Torres, a trustee at Atlantic Cape Community College since 2003, recently joined the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC) Executive Committee as one of the Trustees-at-Large members.

In addition to her new membership on NJCCC’s Executive Committee, Torres is vice chairperson of the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, the state authority that oversees all state-sponsored higher education financial aid. Her community involvement includes service as first vice president of the Hispanic Alliance of Atlantic County and chairperson of its Education Committee. Torres retired as a guidance counselor from Oakcrest High School. Continue reading

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Sept. 22, 2017

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Atlantic City Campus Welcomes Students in a Big Way

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During Welcome Back Day at the Atlantic City Campus, the tallest Jenga creation almost reached the ceiling!

Worthington Atlantic City Campus welcomed back their students on Wednesday, Sept. 20, with a host of activities. Party King Entertainment Representative Ronnie brought popcorn and games, such as Connect Four, Checkers and Jenga. Ronnie stated, “Students from Worthington played Jenga to perfection.” The end result was the highest block building he has seen. There was also recruitment from the Cross Cultural Club by Zaki Mohyuddin and Performing Arts Club by Dave Capelli. Vita Stovall from Student Affairs gave every student free notebooks and pens. Worthington Campus also celebrated Constitution Day by giving out The US constitution booklet. Continue reading

In The News–Sept. 22, 2017

newspaperJim Eberwine, who teaches meteorology at the college, was quoted in this Press of Atlantic City article about the Jersey Shore in regards to hurricanes and flooding.

The Sept. 15 tribute to New Jersey State Trooper Frankie Williams was featured here by the Press of Atlantic City; here by the Vineland Daily Journal; here by the Cape May County Herald.

A scholarship donation of $2,500 from Rio Auto Body was posted here by the Press of Atlantic City;  here by the Cape May County Herald; and here by Autobodynews.com.

ShoreNewsToday.com featured the current exhibit on display at the college’s art gallery here. The exhibit was also mentioned here by the Press of Atlantic City.  Continue reading

College-Wide Meeting Sept. 28 with President Gaba

The college community is invited to attend “A College-Wide Meeting with Dr. Gaba” at 3 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 28.

The session will include an update on college priorities and student success initiatives, as well as a Q&A.

All college employees are encouraged to attend; however, directors should ensure adequate coverage for their offices. The session will be recorded and available for viewing for those unable to attend.

The College-Wide will be held in the Walter Edge Theater and will be simulcast to the Cape May County Campus room 113 and the Worthington Atlantic City Campus room 160.

Atlantic Cape to Host Open House Oct. 15

people standing in large roomAtlantic 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. 15, at the STEM Building of the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet college faculty and learn about degree and career-training programs, take a tour of the new STEM building, and explore the Mays Landing Campus, as well as learn about the enrollment process and financial aid opportunities. Continue reading

Flu Shot Clinic at Mays Landing Campus Sept. 23

Atlantic County will host a flu shot clinic at the Mays Landing Campus from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 23, in J Lobby.

Flu shots are available to residents 18 years and older for $15, cash or check only. There is no out-of-pocket fee for the flu shot for Medicare Part B recipients who present their cards.

Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment at http://www.atlantic-county.org/flu/. For problems with the reservation system, help is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at (609) 645-7700, ext. 4393 or 4239, or by email at flu@atlantic-county.org.

Message from Dr. Gaba Regarding Stockton at Atlantic Cape Signing

To Our College Community:

Atlantic Cape takes great pride in the official partnerships we’ve established with Stockton, Rutgers and FDU with the aim of providing pathways for our students to achieve their educational goals. Our partnerships are strong, with each institution providing opportunity and choices for students who wish to transfer. These partnerships are featured on the College’s webpage.

As we move forward to “get the word out” and “tell our story,” more emphasis will be placed on promoting and marketing these agreements so the College community and the public are more aware of the great opportunities we provide for our students.

As these initiatives are reintroduced, I will be inviting you to attend any public announcements that are scheduled.  On Friday, I sent our College community an invitation to a Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Partnership Signing.  Continue reading