In The News–Jan. 13, 2017

newspaperThe Press of Atlantic City featured Stockton and Atlantic Cape signing a partnership for Atlantic City campuses here.

The Cape May Herald Newspaper posted about the college and SUNY Maritime College recently signing four articulation agreements that will enable students who complete an associate degree at Atlantic Cape to progress seamlessly toward a bachelor’s degree at SUNY here.

The Press of Atlantic City featured Atlantic Cape students being able to get dual enrollment at Thomas Edison State College here, and here by

The Cape May Herald Newspaper posted here about the Dec. 20 Board of Trustees meeting. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Jan. 13, 2017

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Tammy DeFranco, director, CMCC Student Services & Campus Management, presented a career exploration workshop for the Girl Scouts with leader and adjunct Christine Scarpa in December. The Girl Scouts learned and explored the many career options and designed a T-shirt on their career choice. They did an outstanding job.

Our deepest condolences to Lynette Ingram, counseling, on the loss of her mother, Phyllis Fowlkes of Somers Point, on Dec. 26. She was 84. Expressions may be sent to Lynette at 241 37th Street South, Brigantine, NJ 08203.

Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of Student Affairs and dean of the Cape May County Campus, has joined the Cape May Chamber of Commerce Veterans Services Committee, the Cape May County Healthy Community Coalitions, Cape May County Youth Council Nutrition Committee and Accepted invitation to join NJCCC Guided Pathways Institute Planning Committee

Atlantic Cape to Offer Certified Guest Service Professional Training

Atlantic Cape Community College will partner with the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute to offer the Certified Guest Service Professional training program. This 18-hour course will meet 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 7 – Feb. 23, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, located at 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The fee is $129.

Participants will gain guest service skills that can lead to a successful career in the hospitality industry. Training will cover how to become a guest service-oriented employee who knows how to engage with guests to provide memorable service. Seven key elements of guest service will be presented through real stories designed to inspire and motivate employees to offer service that goes well beyond what is expected. The “Exploring the Seven Elements” topics are:  Authenticity: Keep It Real!; Intuition: Read the Need!; Empathy: Use Your Heart!; Champion: Be a Guest Hero!; Delight: Provide a Surprise!; Delivery: Follow Through!; Initiative: Make the Effort!

Students will take a certification exam, and those who pass it will earn globally recognized certification as a Certified Guest Service Professional. The program also will cover an introduction to technology, including file management, searching the internet and working with Microsoft’s Word and Excel software programs. Continue reading

Add a Spring Class at One of Atlantic Cape’s Three Campuses

Spring classes begin Jan. 17, but students can still add classes to their spring schedules through Jan. 23, at any Atlantic Cape Community College location: the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.

Normal college hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The following departments will be open late from 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 23, at all three campuses: Financial Aid, Admissions, Advisement, Counseling, Testing, Business Office and Enrollment Services.

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 For more information, email or call 609-343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.

Academy of Culinary Arts Invites the Public to “Shadowing the Chef” Cooking Demos and Tastings


If you enjoy watching popular chefs on Food Network transform everyday fare into gourmet meals, then you may want to attend a Shadowing the Chef program to watch a local chef in action. In this new series of cooking demos and food tastings, an Academy of Culinary Arts Chef at Atlantic Cape Community College will demonstrate how to prepare various dishes that participants will sample.

Chef Educator Joe Sheridan will present seven one-night demonstrations that will be held 6 – 9 p.m., Thursdays, in Kitchen 1 on the Mays Landing campus, located at 5100 Black Horse Pike. Recipes will be distributed to all participants. The fee for each session is $65.

The following demonstrations will be held:

  • Bistro Cooking at Home will demonstrate how to make roasted beet and mache salad, roasted chicken with garlic, lemon and parsley; potato gratin and roasted asparagus. (Feb. 9)
  • The Foods of Vietnam will cover how to prepare spring rolls, chicken wings in caramel-ginger sauce and Hanoi Beef and rice noodle soup. (Feb. 16)
  • Southern Staples will show how to cook low-country succotash, cheddar- cheese grits and fried chicken with gravy. (Feb. 23)
  • Artisan Sandwiches, Beyond Grilled Cheese will focus on preparing butter-poached lobster BLTs, three-cheese panini with tomato jam and roast pork with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. (March 2)
  • Simple Pasta Sauces: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less will demonstrate how to prepare orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage, fettuccine with arugula, mushroom and tomato; and linguine with clams. (March 9)
  • Seafood Cookery: Shellfish to Fin Fish focuses on the secrets of preparing delectable mussels mariniere, cioppino and pan-seared cod with tomato pepper Basquaise. (March 30)
  • Sous Vide Cooking: New Technology Comes to the Home Cook explores how to use new technology to prepare marinated vegetables, chicken breast, ribeye steak and crème brule. (April 6)

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Atlantic Cape’s Accelerated Learning Program Shows Student Progress

Atlantic Cape Community College students in the Accelerated Learning Program, which allows them to bypass the second-level developmental English course, complete Composition I and II at higher rates than students who start in the developmental course, new data show.

Since 2012, students who tested into the second level of developmental English (Reading/Writing II) have had the option of entering ALP which allows them to bypass the developmental course and go straight into Composition I, the college-level English course, while taking a support course. This program allows students to save time by taking the courses concurrently and beginning college-level work immediately.

Data collected from fall 2012 to fall 2015 show that 82 percent of students enrolled in the ALP track complete Composition I, compared to 44 percent in the Reading/Writing II track. Data also show that 50 percent of ALP track students complete Composition II (when they take it in the semester following Comp I), compared to 23 percent of the Reading/Writing II track students.

“The Composition II completion rates are particularly important because they prove that the students are mastering Composition I,” said Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, ALP coordinator and associate professor of Developmental English. “Composition I is not watered down in any way, and ALP student success is real, which is proven when students do well in the subsequent class with a different professor.” Continue reading

Recruitment Roundup–January 2017

Check out where the Admissions & College Recruitment Team will be throughout the month of January! Continue reading