Category Archives: Here’s the Scoop

Here’s the Scoop–June 22, 2017

two men standing in front of projector screen

Sherwood Taylor, director of Workforce Development, and Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs, presented at the Thomas Edison University’s National Institute for the Assessment of Adult Learning Conference. They presented on the college’s PLA program, looking at both the academic process for assessment and the business model for the same.

Order your Farm Fresh Fix box for next week!

As part of the Green Campus Initiative and efforts to fight hunger across our region, we are offer Farm Fresh Fix, courtesy of Donio Farms/Top Crop.

Orders placed by Sunday for Farm Fresh Fix will have a pick-up time from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesdays outside of STEM at the Mays Landing Campus (closest to parking lot).

Orders placed by Tuesdays for Farm Fresh Fix will have a pick-up time from noon-2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus lobby.

There will be a few boxes of fruit/vegetables for sale, as well.

Each Farm Fresh Fix box contains a mix of fresh and nutritious fruits and/or vegetables sold at a budget-friendly price point.

Include the codes below to receive a discount on your snack box:

Mays Landing Campus Pick-Up use code ACCC5

Worthington Atlantic City Campus Pick-Up use code ACCC$5

Place your order here:

Here’s the Scoop–June 15, 2017

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The Safe Campus Cross Functional Committee celebrated Bill Keener, director of Public Safety and Security, and his contributions to the college at its June 12 meeting. Keener will retire July 1.

woman holding certificate smilingDeborah Seaman, nursing skills lab manager, earns certificate in Healthcare Simulation from Drexel University. The training covered using standardized patients and human patient simulators (manikins). Participants learned how to write nursing scenarios and use scenarios for teaching nursing skills and critical thinking. Debriefing techniques and moulage were also covered in the intensive training program.

The Accelerated Learning Program Summer Institute was held  June 13, in the Rutger’s Building on Atlantic Cape’s Mays Landing Campus.

The program highlighted the college’s successful practices of the ALP Program for educators from other community colleges, and Atlantic Cape faculty, as well.

Speakers included Dr. Otto Hernandez, vice president of academic affairs; Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, ALP coordinator and ALP professor; Effie Russell, ALP professor; Leila Crawford, ALP professor; and Richard Russell, English department coordinator and ALP professor.

Attendee evaluation of the event was all positive. Multiple attendees suggested a second, follow-up workshop, and attendees mentioned leaving with “much to think about” and referred to the facilitators as a “great group of mentors.”

The Traveling Adjunct–June 15, 2017

5 Reasons Why I love Saba

mountain covered in trees and cottages

Welcome to the June edition of the Traveling Adjunct! Unless you’re a scuba diver, chances are you haven’t heard of the Caribbean island of Saba. Why you may ask?  Well, it’s not your typical Caribbean island. Sandy beaches? Nope.  Nightlife. Nada. So what’s the draw? The diving and hiking!

Saba is  a volcanic island located in the Caribbean roughly 30 miles southwest of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Like Bonaire and Sint Eustatius (aka, Statia), Saba became a special municipality of the Netherlands after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles in October 2010.  The other islands of the former Netherlands Antilles – Curaçao and Sint Maarten– became autonomous countries, while Aruba became a constituent state – a territorial and constitutional entity forming part of a sovereign state. I digress. Anyway, Saba covers about five square miles.  And as of January 2013, the population was just under 2,000 – which is about 500 more inhabitants than the first time I visited!

The main town, with most of the shops and restaurants is called Windwardside. The capital or administrative center is call The Bottom. Fort Bay is at the harbor and is where you catch the ferry and board dive boats.  Some of the other areas are Zion’s Hill (aka Hell’s Gate), Troy Hill and Booby Hill.

Now that you know where it is, here’s why I love it!

It really is the Unspoiled Queen

The official nickname of Saba is the Unspoiled Queen and it’s easy to see why. The Sabans are serious about maintaining their resources – primarily the rain forest for hiking and the underwater world for diving. There’s not a franchise or chain restaurant around. Sure, there’s satellite television and ATM machines are available, but those are probably the closest things you’ll get to the big city. The cottages (most people don’t call them houses) don’t have addresses, they have names, like Dushi Cottage (dushi means cute) or Flossie’s Cottage (I haven’t stayed at either).  Yeah, there are hotels, but they’re not megaresorts. They’re personal and cozy and intimate and all part of why I love Saba. Continue reading

Here’s the Scoop–June 8, 2017

Nursing professors Reeva Salkin, Karen Zaniewski, Dr. Gerry Michelfelder, Joe Krafft, Lori Monzo, Nursing Program Chairperson Myrna Keklak and Skills Lab Manger Deborah Seaman attended the Annual Spring Nursing Faculty Workshop hosted by the New Jersey Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs on June 2 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. The workshop topic was “The Disabled Nursing Student & the Law: What You Need to Know.” All participants were awarded certificates of completion and continuing nursing education credits.

Volunteers are needed to represent the college and staff Atlantic Cape’s booth at the Mays Landing Hometown Celebration at Lake Lenape, Saturday, June 24.

Staff and faculty can sign up to volunteer any time from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Carol Fraone at ext. 5009 or

Sarah Woltman, an air traffic control major, conducting a tower inspection as part of a research fellowship project funded by NASA and the NJ Space Grant Consortium.

female student and male teacher controlling drone

Here’s the Scoop–June 1, 2017

Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, was surprised with a cake to celebrate her birthday at the May 23 Board of Trustees meeting. Students at the meeting joined in a chorus of “Happy Birthday.”

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woman with daughter standing and smiling

Above, it was a family affair at the Browns Park Memorial Day celebration and ribbon cutting near the Atlantic City Campus. Danays Hernandez provided financial aid and other college information along with her daughter, Atlantic Cape alumna Dianeli Alvarado ’14, who volunteered.

Below, Dr. Barbara Gaba, president, and Dr. Richard Perniciaro, dean of the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, also assisted students along with Jean McAlister, dean of Resource Development & President/Board of Trustees Operations; and the Hernandez family.

men and women outside around a table getting information

Dr. Curtis Andrews, assistant professor of social science,  presented at the 56th Annual Correctional Education Association, Region I, at the Grand Hotel in Cape May on May 31.

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The Jersey Cape Experience, Serving Dreams Customer Service Training Program is back by popular demand for 2017.  In addition to the Front-Line Staff Training, there are additional sessions for managers/supervisors at tourism businesses and customer service training sessions for individuals employed in our tourism industry support businesses (finance, advertising, insurance, medical, etc.)

These two-hour training sessions are grant funded and free for participants who attend as part of their regularly schedule work day.

See below and attached for additional information; sign up online here.

Front-Line Training Schedule

June 6 – Atlantic Cape Community College, 9-11 a.m.

June 8 – Greater Wildwood Chamber, 9-11 a.m.

June 13 – Cape May – Lewes Ferry, 1-3 p.m.

June 15 – Lobster Loft Sea Isle City, 1-3 p.m.

June 21 – Flanders Hotel, 1-3 p.m.

June 22- TBD

June 27 – TBD

June 28 – Lobster Loft Sea Isle City, 1-3 p.m.

Tourism Managers/Supervisors

June 15 – Port O Call, 1-3 p.m.

June 21 – Congress Hall, 1-3 p.m.

Professional Services

June 6 – Atlantic Cape Community College, 1-3 p.m.

June 20 – Atlantic Cape Community College, 9-11 a.m.

June Birthdays

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

Apisit Vichienrat, Connie Walton, Zhe Xu, June 1; Thomas Hughes, Stacey Clapp, June 2; Joshua Carroll, June 3; Timothy Cliggett, June 5; Norman Gray, June 6; Dr. Mitchell Levy, June 8; William Smith, June 9; Michael Bates, Patrice Leatherberry, June 11; Carmelo Hernandez, Svetlana Marzelli, June 12; Donna Vassallo, June 15; Michael McHale, June 16; Tak-Shun Chung, June 18; Valerie Weller, June 24; Kristin Jackson, June 25; John Feldbauer, June 27.

Here’s the Scoop–May 18, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Curtis Andrews, assistant professor of social science, who will present at the 56th Annual Correctional Education Association, Region I, at the Grand Hotel in Cape May on May 31. For more information about Dr. Curtis’ session or to register for the conference, go to

Student Raymond Crowthers won first place in the category of non-fiction in the New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning 2017 Learner Writing Contest for his research paper “I’ll Take the Carcinogenic Bottle,” written in Stephanie Natale-Boianelli’s Composition II class themed on the environment in spring of 2016.

Join the Atlantic Cape Community College Alumni Association for the  Third Annual Alumni Bash, Sunday, June 11, at Morey’s Piers.
Tickets are $25 per person and include access to all three piers and water park and an all-you-can-eat lunch. For additional information, visit or contact Alicia McMackin at or 609-463-4672.