Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

Here’s the Scoop–Sept. 15, 2017

Our condolences to William “Bill” Smith, WACC Security Officer, on the loss of his beloved mother,  Rita Schiavo of Hammonton.  She was 81.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. with a memorial service at noon at Boakes Funeral Home, 6050 Main Street, Mays Landing.

Expressions may be sent to Bill at 2260 Seventh Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037.

A message submitted by Nursing Skills Lab Manager Deborah Seaman: 

two female nurses

Ani Tovmasian, left, and Carmen Mauceri look on as Nurse Petro demonstrates a nursing procedure.

The bi-annual Nursing Skills Expo, which is open to current Nursing Program students, was held on Aug. 23 and was well attended. The Expo held is conducted in the Nursing Skills and Simulation Lab and occurs between semesters to allow nursing students to brush-up on their previously learned nursing skills prior to entering the next semester.  Skills practiced by the students included blood transfusion, intravenous fluid therapy, indwelling urinary catheter insertion and removal, nasogastric tube insertions and medication administration. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Sept. 1, 2017

A note from Regina Van Epps, associate professor of English :

The college’s Faculty Book Club read American Eclipse by David Baron (2017) and then gathered at Professor Heather Boone’s house to discuss the book. The book was a historical account of the great migration of 1878 of professors and students to view out West the total solar eclipse. Famous professors like Maria Mitchell of Vassar as well as inventors like Thomas Alva Edison partook in the cross-country trip. The scientists and teachers hoped to learn much from the sun’s corona, which was visible during the eclipse.

men and women seated outside with glasses viewing eclipse

Like the astronomy professors who gathered in July 1878 to observe the eclipse in the path of totality and to celebrate with champagne as described in the book selection, Atlantic Cape’s professors gathered to observe Southern New Jersey’s partial eclipse and to drink a toast of champagne to this exciting event. Dr. Bobbie Heard was kind enough to supply faculty with viewing glasses, and to make a lens cover for binoculars to view the eclipse more closely. Pictured below looking up at the eclipse are, from left to right, Professors Heather Boone, Donna Mc Elroy, Richard Russell, Bobbie Heard, Sue Phy (a neighbor), Regina Van Epps, Paula Manns and Tom Celandine (retired).

Let’s hope we can gather at the college’s very own observatory next time! Continue reading

September Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Tammy Taylor, Sept. 2; Richard Gibbons, Virgilio Yray, Sept. 3; Michael Kammer, Kelle Venturi, Sept. 4, Sept. 4; Delores Rolls, Dennis Jones, Jeff Wenzel, Sept. 6; Michael Barnes, Nancy Porfido, Sept. 7; Caesar Niglio, Sept. 9; Donald Tietje, Sept. 11; Paula Manns, Sept. 12; Paula Davis, Sept. 13; Kenyatta Collins, Sept. 20; Barbara Warner, Barbara Heard, Sept. 22; August Daquila, Marge Mettille, Amy Shelton, Sept. 24; Lewis Miller, Sept. 29.

Here’s the Scoop–Aug. 17, 2017

students standing in front of stage

Atlantic Cape Community College faculty and staff came together to provide the ultimate STEM experience for local youth. Staff and faculty that assisted with the execution of the program include: Otto Hernandez, Ravi Manimaran, Jennie Ayres, Jim Sacchinelli, Terry-Lynn Hamby, Rosanne M. Weiss, Bobbie Heard, Bo Zilovic, Haseeb Bukhari, Larry Young, Matt Miller, Mike Sargente, Neera Desai, Sean Clancy, Svetlana Marzelli, Tim Cwik, Dee Rolls, Emily Smyka and Robyn Berenato.
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The Traveling Adjunct–Aug. 17, 2017

Passport vs. Visa – the Difference

It’s a common question – What’s the difference between a passport and a visa and why do I need a visa if I already have a passport? The short answer is: while they’re related to each other, they have totally different purposes. For U.S. passport holders, here’s what each is, why and when we need them!  Continue reading

Summer 2017 Atlantic Cape Alumni Newsletter

cover of newsletterTo view the Summer 2017 Atlantic Cape Alumni Newsletter, click here. The publication highlights all of the exciting news related to our alumni, including career news, volunteer opportunities and alumni-oriented activities happening.

Here’s the Scoop–Aug. 3, 2017

Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of Student Affairs and dean, Cape May County Campus,  represented Cape May County at the NJ Healthy Coalition Statewide Conference on June 29 in East Windsor. Dr. Levy is a member of the Cape May County Healthy Communities Coalition Steering Committee. Levy was invited by the NJCCC Student Success Center to represent NJ as a member of

Levy was invited by the NJCCC Student Success Center to represent New Jersey as a member of the team attending the National Jobs For the Future/Guided Pathways Conference, July 18 – 20, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

He was also invited to join the Board of the South Jersey AIDS Alliance.

Great Bay Gallery in Somers Point (829 Bay Ave.) presents, “A Tribute to the Tributaries of the Great Egg Harbor River,” Aug. 2–Sept. 2, Wednesday–Saturday, 3-8 p.m. There will be an opening reception with the poets and artists on Friday, Aug. 4, from 5-8 p.m., including a talk about tributaries at 6 p.m.  and a poetry reading at 6:15 .m. Rita Michalenko, professor of art, and Rich Russell, assistant professor of English, will both have work featured. For more details, contact gallery owner Kathy Arleth at or (609) 653-4991.