President's Distinguished Alumni Award

About the Distinguished Alumni Award

Established in 2010, the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award has been presented annually to graduates of Atlantic Cape that have differentiated themselves through a combination of professional, academic, and community-based accomplishments and have also remained committed to supporting Atlantic Cape and its mission.  

Distinguished Alumni Award

The President's Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to Atlantic Cape graduates who have made significant contributions in their professional field, community, and/or through humanitarian service.  A strong dedication to Atlantic Cape's mission, student population, and legacy, is also a key factor in selecting recipients.

Young Alumni Achievement Award

This honor is bestowed upon an alumnus/a who is 40 years of age or younger and has excelled in his/her profession, made positive contributions to his/her community, and remained connected to Atlantic Cape while supporting its mission and values.

2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year's President's Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Achievement Award recipients!

President's Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Madeline Quinn Seidenstricker '71
Donna Vassallo '85

Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients
Pamela Shute '06
Harry Walk '09


Previous Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

President's Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Mayor Beth Holtzman '82

Dennis Kelly '78

Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Richard Russell, Jr. '99

Kyle Schachner '16

Distinguished Alumni Group Photo 2019

Top row from left: Chad Affrunti '05, James Hennessey '00, Deputy Chief James Sarkos '96, and Nathan Evans, Jr '15.

Bottom row from left: Freeholder E. Marie Hayes '79, Toshira Maldonado-McIntosh '08, Atlantic Cape president Dr. Barbara Gaba, Felix Contreras-Castro '14, and Bert Lopez '81.

Raymond Davis, '92

Maria Mento, '77

Dr. Robert L. Vogel, '68

Dr. Brian Kirchner, '78

MaryAnne Figueroa, '86

Chef Joseph Sheridan, '96

Dr. Carole Dieterly, '08

Kimberly Richardson, '10

Gloryvie Reyes, '01

Terri Lu Schieder, '79

Stephen Dunn, '68

Thomas Innocente, '71

Dr. Valerie Travis-Reese, '82

Katherine M. Morris, Esq., '90

Michael R. Rann, Esq., '88

Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D., '70


Nomination and Review Process

The nomination cycle for the 2021 President's Distinguished Alumni Award is now closed.  Thank you to all those who participated in this year's nomination process. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered with next year’s group of nominees.

Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award are reviewed by the Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee and recipient recommendations are submitted to the college president for review and approval. 

For more information about the President's Distinguished Alumni Award, please contact Kristin Jackson by email at or call (609) 463-3621.