Category Archives: From the President’s Office

Save The Date: Inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba on Oct. 27, 2017

The Board of Trustees of Atlantic Cape Community College is pleased to announce the inauguration of Dr. Barbara Gaba as the ninth president of Atlantic Cape Community College on Oct. 27, 2017.

Installation Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Walter Edge Theater and dinner will follow at Greate Bay Country Club at 6 p.m.

More details to come.

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Coffee with the President

Dr. Gaba would like to invite all staff and faculty to join her for “Coffee with the President”!

white mug of coffeeFour sessions have been planned at the three campuses:

  • Friday, March 313:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Mays Landing Campus, Cafe #3
  • Monday, April 1010:00 a.m-11:00 a.m., Cape May County Campus, Room 113
  • Thursday, April 1312:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Mays Landing Campus, Cafe #3
  • Monday, April 1710:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Worthington Atlantic City Campus, Room 204

For catering purposes, we ask that all staff and faculty who plan to attend please take a moment to fill out the Google Form in the link provided:  http://atlantic.edu/coffee/.

Dr. Gaba looks forward to meeting and conversing with all.

‘Pizza with the President’ A Success at Atlantic City Campus

On Tuesday, March 7,  Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, hosted “Pizza with the President” with students at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus. This was Dr. Gaba’s first in a series of three events planned for each of the campuses. Students were invited to voice their experiences, feedback or concerns while enjoying complimentary pizza.

Dr. Gaba engaged in meaningful dialogue with students from the campus on a wide variety of topics such as programs offered at the Atlantic City Campus, student scholarship opportunities, housing  and options for transfer students.

The next events are scheduled to take place at the Cape May County Campus on March 9 and the Mays Landing Campus on March 21.

Atlantic Cape, Stockton to Partner in Hospitality Studies in Atlantic City

Stockton University and Atlantic Cape Community College signed an agreement for a partnership in Hospitality Studies designed to benefit students of both institutions as well as Atlantic City residents Dec. 21.

Under the agreement, students from Atlantic Cape’s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus will have access to activities at Stockton’s Atlantic City Gateway Campus, especially those run by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Studies program. Stockton students will have opportunities to take hands-on Culinary Arts classes at WACC.

Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Harvey Kesselman sign an agreement Dec. 20 formalizing a  Hospitality Studies partnership.

Dr. Peter L. Mora and Dr. Harvey Kesselman sign an agreement Dec. 20 formalizing a Hospitality Studies partnership between Atlantic Cape and Stockton.

Faculty from both schools will explore ways to work together to identify and/or develop classes that can be used in both curriculums, with transferable credits. The agreement also calls for both programs to sponsor and participate in hospitality and culinary arts events for the community.

“Dr. Peter Mora has been an outstanding academic leader and a great partner for Stockton in providing South Jersey residents with access to high-quality, affordable higher education,” said President Harvey Kesselman. “We look forward to building on our relationship with new, complementary hospitality and tourism programs in Atlantic City.”

“I was raised in Atlantic City – that’s my hometown, so this is especially important to me,” Mora said. He added that he was pleased to complete the agreement before he retires on Dec. 31.

He and Kesselman each said their professional relationship and friendship goes deep, and they were proud that it is culminating in expanded educational resources for both institutions.

“This provides paths to opportunity for all of our students,” Mora said. “It’s another avenue for Atlantic Cape students to get to a four-year college and is especially important to Atlantic City students.”

Kesselman noted that Atlantic Cape has “spectacular culinary facilities in Atlantic City,” which Dean Janet Wagner of the School of Business said would help add culinary training to the HTMS program.

Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of Academic Affairs at Atlantic Cape, said the plan is to provide “more flexibility in scheduling” between the two schools, ultimately enabling more students to complete degrees in less time.

“We will do anything we can to make it a more affordable experience for Atlantic City residents,” Kesselman said.

Stockton’s Atlantic City Gateway Project is a public-private partnership with Atlantic City Development Corp. being built at the intersection of Atlantic, Albany and Pacific avenues, with student residences overlooking the beach and Boardwalk.

The university plans to open the Atlantic City campus in 2018 with about 1,000 students and grow from there.

Last Day to RSVP for Dr. Mora’s Retirement is Oct. 17

Please join us in honoring President Peter L. Mora  at a retirement celebration!
The special employee rate is $55 per person and includes a contribution to the gift. RSVP online at www.atlantic.edu/retirement and make checks payable to Atlantic Cape Community College and send to the President’s Office.
The dinner is Oct. 22 at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.

New R.S.V.P. deadline: Monday, Oct. 17.
 
Contact Gracellen Thorstensen at ext. 5671 with questions.

REMINDER: RSVP Now for Dr. Mora’s Retirement Dinner Oct. 22

Please join us in honoring President Peter L. Mora  at a retirement celebration!
The special employee rate is $55 person and includes a contribution to the gift. RSVP online at www.atlantic.edu/retirement and make checks payable to Atlantic Cape Community College and send to the President’s Office.
The dinner is Oct. 22 at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.

R.S.V.P. by Oct. 12.
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Crest Wealth Management Signs on as Honors Sponsor for Oct. 7 Golf Tournament

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From left, Heather Cripps, operations manager of Crest Wealth Management Operations; Tod Shoffler, vice president and wealth advisor of Crest Wealth Management; Dr. Peter Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College; and Jay Ford, president and CEO of Crest Savings Bank.

Dr. Peter L. Mora, president of Atlantic Cape Community College, accepted a $2,500 check from Crest Wealth Management on behalf of The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, Sept. 23, in Wildwood. The check is for an Honors Sponsorship in support of the Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble “Fore” Scholarships Golf Tournament Oct. 7 at the Cape May National Golf Club. Through the sponsorship, Crest Wealth Management will not only support the tournament directly, but will also fund a $500 scholarship for Atlantic Cape students.

Crest Wealth Management and Crest Savings Bank are generous, long-time supporters of Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and its mission to assist the college and students from local communities.   Continue reading