Category Archives: News You Need to Know

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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Two Academy of Culinary Arts Students Receive Scholarships from the Somers Point Restaurant Association

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From left to right, academy student Ony Randrasana of Somers Point, Pat Hurst of Egg Harbor Township, owner of Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse; academy student Briana Husak of Vineland, and Bill Hurst of Egg Harbor Township, owner of Fitzpatrick’s Deli & Steakhouse.

The Somers Point Restaurant Association awarded two $500 scholarships to Academy of Culinary Arts students, Ony Randrasana of Somers Point and Briana Husak of Vineland, for their academic achievements and participating in this year’s Somers Point “Sip & Savor” Restaurant Week Kick-Off event that was held on Sunday, Oct. 29.  Continue reading

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Awards Four Scholarships to Culinary and Hospitality Students at Academy of Culinary Arts Food & Wine Festival Nov. 17

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From left, Khoi Bui of Atlantic City, hospitality scholarship recipient; Morgan Markee of Millville, culinary scholarship recipient; Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts; Ashley Vassallo of Williamstown, culinary scholarship recipient; Isabella McLaughlin of Brigantine, culinary scholarship recipient; and Dr. Scott Strenger, Atlantic City chapter Chaîne des Rôtisseurs member and sponsor of the students’ Chaîne des Rôtisseurs memberships.

The Academy of Culinary Arts Food & Wine Festival held Friday, Nov. 17, welcomed nearly 120 attendants to the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus where they dined on authentic French country food and desserts prepared and served by ACA students, as well as sampled international wines.

The event took place in the working kitchens of the academy offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at how our area’s top culinary and hospitality students prepare for such a unique event. In the past, it was known as a Beaujolais Nouveau tasting open only to Chaîne members and their guests, but last November the event was reimagined as the Academy of Culinary Arts Food & Wine Festival. Continue reading

Atlantic Cape Community College Invites Students to Hands-On FAFSA Sessions in December

Atlantic Cape Community College invites students to attend a free hands-on FAFSA session for help completing a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Sessions will be held at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., on the following dates in Lab 132:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.

Financial aid specialists will provide information, answer questions and help students complete a 2018-2019 online FAFSA form. Students must bring their own and their parents’ 2016 tax returns, all W-2 forms and all Social Security numbers. Students must also bring their FSA ID and password and a photo ID (student ID or a state-issued ID.) Continue reading

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.

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

Greetings from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus–Nov. 17, 2017

Submitted by Linda Palmer

Stockton University Student Tour

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Vita Stovall and Charmaine Hall during the tour of Stockton University.

 

Students from the Worthington Atlantic City Campus visited Stockton University on Nov. 10. Vita Stovall, adviser and adjunct professor of social science, took 17 students to experience first-hand the atmosphere at a four-year university. Steven Phillips, assistant director of Admissions, greeted the students and spoke to them about the admissions process. He gave them a great idea of what it would be like to transfer to Stockton University. Continue reading

Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation Gives Money To Support Nursing Scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College

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Back row from left, Myrna Keklak of Egg Harbor Township, associate professor of nursing at Atlantic Cape Community College; Paige Fenton of Hammonton, Christine Zolna of Rio Grande, Ani Tovmasian of Galloway Township, Summer Henson of Absecon, Mary Ruga of Dorothy, Bisma Munir of Absecon and Romeo Cabinian of Mays Landing. Front row from left to right: Christopher Ceruzzi of Brigantine, Hollander representative; Dr. Barbara Gaba of Mays Landing; president of Atlantic Cape Community College; Lauren D’Angelo of Galloway Township and Kelly Freeman of Somers Point.

The Bacharach Institute of Rehabilitation donated $25,000 from the Pauline Hollander Scholarship Foundation toward nursing scholarships at Atlantic Cape Community College, Monday, Oct. 9. Through the donation, ten $2,500 scholarships were awarded to the top ten second-year students enrolled in the nursing program at the college.

For more information about the Atlantic Cape Foundation and giving opportunities, contact Maria Kellett, associate dean of resource development, at 609-463-3670 or mkellett@atlantic.edu, or visit http://www.atlantic.edu/foundation.