Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 22, 2017

Student Tatiana Morales and her family are no longer in need of clothing (they are very appreciative of all of the donations they have received from the college community.)

They now just need the following items:

Coats: (ex large) men, (ex large) women (size 7-8) boys

Jackets: (ex large) men, (ex large) women, (size 7-8) boys

Shoes & boots- men’s (8.5) women’s  7,7.5,8.5, 10, 11, boy’s (size 13)

Also needed: towels, and sheets, scarfs, gloves and hats. Continue reading

The Traveling Adjunct–Nov. 22, 2017

6 Fun Thanksgiving Facts
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Thanksgiving is tomorrow!  And while most of us look at it as a day of eating and watching sports, here are six quirky factoids to mull over while you’re recovering from your turkey coma!
Just a note about Thanksgiving in the United States…
In the United States, we trace Thanksgiving back to the Pilgrims who came from England in 1621 and settled in Massachusetts. The “first” Thanksgiving celebrated the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World. It’s been a national holiday in the U.S. since 1863, and is celebrated on the last Thursday of November.
1.  Oh, Canada!
Yup, our neighbors to the north celebrate Thanksgiving, too! In Canada, it’s celebrated on the second Monday of October.
And just in case you thought only countries in North America celebrated Thanksgiving – think again! Germany celebrates Thanksgiving on the first Sunday of October. Japan does it every Nov. 23. Grenada’s Thanksgiving is on Oct. 25 and Norfolk Island (in the Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand) celebrates Thanksgiving on the last Wednesday of November!

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Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 17, 2017

Our condolences to Athena Kramvis of Career and Academic Planning on the loss of her beloved grandmother, Amalia Trupos.

Expressions may be sent to Athena at 123 S. Ridgeway Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401.

A message from Jean McAlister, dean of Resource Development & President/Board of Trustees Operations:

Atlantic Cape and the Community FoodBank of NJ partnered to provide free food to students in need at all three campuses on Nov. 14. Thank you to the Community FoodBank of NJ  college committee. Special thanks to AAUW members from Atlantic and Cape May counties who volunteered their time to distribute food to students. Thanks to Linda Palmer and Tammy DeFranco for coordinating distribution at Atlantic City and Cape May County campuses. Thanks to Tommy Hughes for coordinating deliveries at the Mays Landing Campus, as well as Paula Davis and her team for their support in distribution in student services. There were 150 boxes distributed.  A true team effort for students.

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Ann Marchesani (AAUW-AC branch), left, and Debbie Walker (AAUW-CM Branch) at the Cape May County Campus.

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Pictured are volunteers Lynne Walters, Beverly Schechtman and Helen Walsh at the Atlantic City Campus.

Two women in front of boxes.

Gail Davis and Linda Harmon staffing the donation box pick-up at the Mays Landing Campus.

Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 10, 2017

Our condolences to Therese Halscheid, senior adjunct of English, on the loss of her beloved mother, Mary, on Nov. 2.

A visitation and mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 901 Hopkins Rd. in Haddon Township.

The visitation will be at 10 a.m. followed by a mass at 11 a.m.

A message from Chad Bullock, senior manager, Adaptive Technology Specialist, The Center for Accessibility:

The Center for Accessibility represented Atlantic Cape Community College at the 9th Annual Cape May County Disabilities Awareness Day on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event was held at the Avalon Community Center and offered information about the agencies and organizations that serve the citizens of Cape May County.

Exhibitors at this annual event include representatives from over 50 local and state service agencies, civic organizations, support groups, and commercial vendors specializing in products and services of particular interest to people with disabilities, their families, and caregivers.

The theme of the event summarizes its purpose: Opening doors and dialogue . . . so that all are welcome in the Cape May County community.

This event had been planned by representatives from the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services, the CMC Human Services Advisory Council, the ARC of Cape May and several community disabilities advocates. For more information, contact Krista Fitzsimons at the CMC Department of Aging and Disability Services: 609-886-2784.


Here’s the Scoop–Nov. 3, 2017

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Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, ALP professor, presented Atlantic Cape’s Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) as part of a panel on the advantages and challenges of different ALP models at the Two-Year College English Association Northeast Conference in Wilmington, Delaware, Oct. 27-28.  She presented on the panel with Jennifer Garner of Howard Community College and Kate Babbitt of Gateway Community College. Two faculty members who had attended Atlantic Cape’s ALP Institute in past years spoke highly of the event.   Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–Oct. 27, 2017

A message from Kristin Jackson, senior manager, resource development, alumni and foundation events:

After working in the Atlantic Cape Admissions Office for nearly ten years, most recently serving as the director of Admissions and College Recruitment,  I decided to pursue an exciting opportunity available in the Resource Development Office at the Cape May County Campus. I’m really looking forward to taking on different challenges, gaining new knowledge and becoming a part of the Cape May County Campus team! Thank you to the faculty and staff here at the CMCC for such a warm welcome and my deepest gratitude to my Admissions and extended Student Affairs family for their support and well wishes.

Office Location: CMCC, Third Floor, Room 323

Phone Number: (609) 463-3621 or x3621 if calling internally

Email Address: Same,

Title: Senior Manager, Resource Development, Alumni, and Foundation Events

Elinor Mattern retired from the English department last year, but she doesn’t call it retirement; she calls it freelancing. She’s writing and teaching creative writing here and there.

She recently had three poems published in The Red Wheel Barrow, one in the prosimetric travelogue, Beyond the Saguaros, and one coming out in Challenges for the Delusional: Prompts & Poems.

She will be giving a poetry reading in Bridgewater on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

She is also coordinating a program in which she and five other teachers will teach English at an engineering university in Prague next summer and took a training for teaching expressive dance.

The house of student Tatiana Morales was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning, and she and her family are in desperate need of clothing and donations.

Clothing types and sizes needed are listed below:

women’s shirts: L, XL, 2X, 3X

women’s pants: 3X, XL, L

women’s shoes: 7,7.5,8.5, 10, 11

men’s shirts: L, XL

men’s pants: L

men’s shoes: 8.5

boy’s shirts: 7-8

boy’s pants: 7-8

boy’s shoes: 13

Donations can be dropped off at the Counseling Office located in J Building of the Mays Landing Campus.If you wish to donate monetarily, a Go Fund Me page is available here.

If you have questions, email Lynette Ingram at or call ext. 5667.

The Traveling Adjunct–Oct. 27, 2017

5 Places to Celebrate Halloween

Halloween will soon be upon us! Are you looking for somewhere to get your fright on?  Ever wonder how other places celebrate the spooky holiday?  Well here are five places and ideas to satisfy your ghoulish trip cravings!

1.  Finger Lakes Region, New York – Many people think of the Finger Lakes for wine tasting or a romantic getaway, but at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua, New York, they have Scaerial Adventures where you can ride haunted zip-lines. It looks awesome!

2.  Estes Park, Colorado – The Stanley Hotel.  Yup, the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining, is supposedly really haunted and the hotel takes advantage of its reputation at Halloween! They celebrate the Twin Terror Weekends that include a murder mystery dinner, The Shining Ball and the Halloween Masquerade Party. So, if seeing or reading The Shining didn’t creep you out enough, you have another option. Continue reading