GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Galloway Resident Isnít Afraid to Take Risks
May 20, 2014
Ken Kin, of Galloway, has always dreamed of working in radio, as a DJ or news writer and announcer, or even behind the scenes, writing copy and producing jingles and commercials. Atlantic Cape has been instrumental in realizing that dream. Since completing his work at Atlantic Cape in December, Kin, 50, now is a Communication Major at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and training at their radio station, WLFR 91.7 FM.
Kin was faced with challenges during his time at Atlantic Cape. Being an “older” student, Kin was concerned he may have difficulty not being as tech-savvy as his younger classmates, which would inhibit his ability to connect with them and experience the total college atmosphere. He was pleasantly surprised to find that there were more people his age attending college than he realized, and also that the younger students didn’t really seem to care about it. Kin said, “In my case especially, it was the acceptance by my fellow students that allowed me to have the accomplishments and successes that I had at Atlantic Cape.”
Atlantic Cape provided Kin with many opportunities, including being a member of the Radio Club and TV Club, and serving as a Student Government Association representative one semester and president for another. He co-created the Atlantic Cape News Minute and was one of the original four student representatives on the Enrollment Management Committee. He also was 2012 Communication Major of the Year and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the National Honor Society for Community Colleges.
In the next 5-10 years, Kin hopes to be working in the communication field, preferably local radio or TV, either working in production and/or on-the-air.
“Graduating from Atlantic Cape means the culmination of a dream for me. College was not an option for me after high school although I have always been a good student. I have always wondered what it would have been like to say, ‘Yes, I have a college degree.’”
Kin, the 4.0 High Honor Speaker, will deliver the Class Farewell at the May 22 commencement.