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112 ACCC Students Receive $106,260 in Scholarships

June 6, 2005

One hundred and twelve students were awarded 156 scholarships totaling $106,260 at Atlantic Cape Community College’s 38th Annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on May 16. The scholarships and their recipients include:

AAUW Marion MacEwan Second Chance Scholarship—awarded to a Cape May County female who has completed at least 15 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Presented to Yvonne M. Decker of Villas and Jennifer L. Wolfson of Cape May Court House.

AC Coin & Slot Gala Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major in good academic standing with three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Judith M. Cooper of Atlantic City.

AC Hotel/Motel-Jonathan Benanav Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a hospitality major who is involved in student activities and displays leadership qualities. Presented to Jeanine M. DiNardo of Seaville.

AC Hotel/Motel-Mark Etess Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a hospitality major who is involved in student activities and displays leadership qualities. Presented to Natalie R. Leggoe of Pilesgrove.

AC Hotel/Motel-Stephen Hyde Memorial Scholarship—awarded to hospitality major who is involved in student activities and displays leadership qualities. Presented to Edyta J. Pawlowska of Margate.
ACCC Bookstore Scholarship—awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in business or accounting. Presented to Michael V. Pantarelli of Williamstown.

ACCC Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund—awarded to a second year student who has demonstrated excellence. Presented to Nicole L. McGee of Tuckerton.

ACCC Nursing Alumnae Scholarship—awarded to a student entering her/his third semester of nursing program. Presented to Madeline M. Bauer of Ocean View.

ACCC Scholarship Fund—awarded in recognition of outstanding applicants who did not meet the established criteria of other scholarships. Presented to Leonard D. Fox of Egg Harbor City.
Albert Jones Award—awarded to a student aspiring toward a career in the human services field. Presented to Zinia P. Zaman of Mays Landing.

Alyce Van Sant Eshbach Scholarship—awarded to a returning female student who resides in Atlantic or Cape May county and is an allied health major in good academic standing. Presented to Christine R. Altieri of North Cape May.

American Association of University Women AC Branch Scholarship in memory of Emily Tort—awarded to a graduating sophomore female student who plans to attend Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in a baccalaureate program. Must be an Atlantic or Cape May county resident with high scholastic ability and good moral character. Presented to Lisa A. Summers of Northfield.

Andy J. Scholarship—awarded to a full time student majoring in culinary arts or business. Presented to Rebecca Wilson of Woodbine.
Anita Metzger Scholarship—awarded to a second year student majoring in child development/child care education. Presented to Suzanne L. Bretherick of Ventnor.

Anthony A. Ercolani Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major entering his/her second year with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Presented to Erinn Banks of Browns Mills.

Anthony A. Previti Family Charitable Foundation Inc. Scholarship—awarded to one male and one female majoring in education, medicine, law or engineering. Presented to Christine R. Altieri of North Cape May and John J. Campbell of Egg Harbor Township.

Arnold Kramer Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a liberal arts major. Presented to Faith Gager of Wildwood.

Art Club Achievement Award—awarded to a full-or part-time Studio Arts student. Presented to Tauland Lakuriqi of Atlantic City; Shanon M. McDowell of Cape May Court House and Juan M. Rodriguez of Egg Harbor Township.

AtlantiCare Gala Scholarship— awarded to a returning culinary arts student who is recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Adrianna E. Spencer of Vineland.

Atlantic City and County Board of Realtors Scholarship—awarded to a graduating student who is continuing his or her education at a four-year institution. Presented to Maryann Vilotti of Ocean City.

Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association Culinary Scholarship— awarded to culinary arts majors in good academic standing who are involved in student activities and display leadership qualities. Presented to G. Lamont Brownell of Absecon and Rodolfo A. Correa of Dorothy

Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Association Howard Persina Scholarship—awarded to hospitality major in good academic standing who desires to work in the Atlantic City area upon graduation. Presented to Lorena Burga of Mays Landing.

Atlantic City Restaurant Association Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major in good academic standing with three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Amanda M.Toscano of Williamstown.

Atlantic City Soroptimist Scholarship—awarded to a female student in the health care field with good academic background and involved in community service. Presented to Rikta R. Luna of Atlantic City.

Barbara Rimm Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a graduating nursing student who exemplifies a genuine love and knowledge for the nursing profession and shows courage, fortitude and love for their fellow man. Presented to Mark J. O’Brien of Pleasantville.

Boardwalk Regent Club Scholarship—awarded to a disabled student who is a graduate of Atlantic County Special Services or is interested in the pursuit of a career working with the disabled. Presented to Rachel A. Dieterly of Corbin City.

Bob Friend Scholarship of Culinary Arts—awarded to a culinary arts student aged 25 or older with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Presented to Felicia Sanchez of Mays Landing.

Caesars Entertainment Gala Scholarship—awarded to a second year culinary arts major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and have three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Beth N. Esposito of Egg Harbor Township.

Cape May County Championship Scholarship—awarded to Cape May County students in a good academic standing. Presented to Ashley E. Adams of Ocean View; Christy L. Benoit of Goshen; Lorraine C. Cummiskey of Wildwood Crest; Joan C. Honer of Avalon; Karen L. Jamison of North Cape May; Gregory D. Knight of West Cape May; Monica Ksel of Marmora; Shelley J. Lavis of Petersburg; Amanda I. Melendez of Wildwood; Gina M. Tori of Cape May; Melissa A. Trout-Baron of Ocean View and Dana M. Tyndall of Cape May Court House.

Careme’s Scholarship—awarded to a second year culinary arts major in good academic standing. Presented to Kyriakos Georgiou of Linwood.

Carole Ercolani Zaberer Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major entering his/her second year in good academic standing. Presented to Jeffrey S. Brewer of Sewell.

Charles Zaberer Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major entering his/her second year in good academic standing. Presented to Kyriakos Georgiou of Linwood.

Colonel John L. and Ruth M. Lee Scholarship—awarded to a second year Atlantic County student majoring in nursing and/or allied health. Presented to Mona Alexander of Pleasantville and James D. Johnson of Atlantic City.

Commerce Bank, NA Gala Scholarship—awarded to a second year culinary arts major in good academic standing. Must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and have three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Christopher M. Babbin of Williamstown; Megan E. Habicht of Thorofare; Stephanie A. Portnoy of Voorhees; Felicia Sanchez of Mays Landing and Robert L. Turk of Little Egg Harbor.

Cross Cultural Student Association Scholarship—awarded to a full or part-time student who is an active member of the Cross Cultural Student Association in good academic standing. Presented to Manan R. Bhatt of Absecon and Carlos A. Paredes of Mays Landing.

DAR Scholarship/Gen. Lafayette Chapter—awarded to a graduating history or liberal arts major residing in Atlantic County and transferring to a four-year school. Presented to Erica DiDonato of Egg Harbor Township.

Debbie Clark Nursing & Allied Health Scholarship—awarded to a nursing student in the clinical part of the program. Must be a member of the Student Nurses Club and have a GPA of 2.5 or better and three letters of recommendation. Presented to Mona Alexander of Pleasantville.

Delaware River & Bay Authority Gala Scholarship—awarded to a returning culinary arts major who is recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Leanne Tozer of Petersburg.

Doris S. Grossman Theater Scholarship—awarded to a theater major who is actively involved in theater and plans to pursue a theatrical career. Presented to Jenna V. DiFilippo of Galloway.

Dr. Oliver Henderson Memorial Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May county resident with at least 28 credits earned at ACCC or the N.J. Marine Science Consortium. Must be a environmental marine or public health major with a 3.0 GPA or better. Presented to Jason C. Simmons of Brigantine.

Edward James Yoa Memorial Award—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May county resident who has earned at least 25 credits at ACCC with a GPA of 3.4 or better and plans to transfer. Presented to Priscilla N. Pinto of Atlantic City.

Edwin Zaberer Scholarship for Academic Excellence—awarded to a second year culinary arts major in good academic standing. Presented to Jessica Fonash of Woodbine.

EPCO-JDK Scholarship Fund—awarded to a full-time culinary student with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Presented to Erinn M. Banks of Browns Mills and John F. Webb of Millville.

George C. Donaghue Memorial Scholarship Fund—awarded to a second year full-time student majoring in travel and tourism, or hospitality management. Presented to Natalie R. Leggoe of Pilesgrove.

Greater Atlantic City Region Tourism Council Hospitality/Tourism Scholarship—awarded to a full or part-time student majoring in tourism/hospitality. Presented to Laura B. Morris of Absecon.

Guthrie Glass & Mirror Gala Scholarship—awarded to a second-year culinary arts student who is recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics. Presented to Alicia M. Ruggeri of Franklinville.

Helen Dilks Eshbach Scholarship—awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in business in good academic standing who is a resident of Atlantic or Cape May county. Presented to Vladimir Vascisin of Ventnor.

International Assoc. of Administrative Professional Scholarship—awarded to full or part-time student majoring in Office Systems Technology who has a minimum GPA of 3.0. Presented to Evelyn S. Knoll of Hammonton.

James D. Schofield Scholarship—awarded to a nursing student who has entered the clinical portion of the program based on demonstrated potential in nursing. Presented to Nicole N. Roberson of Northfield.

Jamie Crescenzo Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full-time Atlantic or Cape May county resident majoring in criminal justice. Presented to Emily C. Baccari of Mays Landing.

John E. Stellman Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a returning full-or part-time student who has demonstrated support to fellow students in their learning process. Presented to Mili Begum of Ventnor.

Joseph R. Dougherty Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a first year culinary arts major who participates in the annual N.J. Seafood Festival. Presented to Jodi M. Pavloff of Atlantic City and Anthony J. Primodie of Brigantine.

Joy Eshbach Roehnert Scholarship—awarded to a female nursing major in good academic standing, who resides in Atlantic or Cape May county. Presented to Dianne Del Collo of Buena.

Joyce Dana Memorial—awarded to a female student who desires to do research in any science field. Good academic record. Presented to Nency V. Patel of Galloway.

Karen M. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund—awarded to a student who is pursuing a baccalaureate degree in mathematics. Recipient must demonstrate qualities of strong character and high motivation. Presented to Javier A. Pagan of Hammonton.

Kevin Cooper Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a returning full-or part-time liberal arts student with a 3.0 GPA or better. Presented to Carl V. Kent of Mays Landing.

Libby Demp Forrest Moore Memorial Writing Scholarship—awarded to a full or part-time student interested in a career in journalism or writing with a GPA of at least 2.5. Presented to Alicia M. Hartgrove of Absecon.

Major League Management Endowment Fund—awarded to a culinary arts major, preferably first-generation college bound with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Presented to Ilisha S. Nowell of Atlantic City.

Margaret Wright Nursing Award—awarded to a Cape May County second year-nursing student. Presented to Heather L. Gilbert of Seaville.

Maria L. Fabel Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full time nursing student with a GPA of 2.5 or better who lives in Atlantic or Cape May counties. Presented to Madeline M. Bauer of Ocean View.

Mary E. Donaldson Haynie Scholarship—awarded to a female student who is a resident of Cape May or Atlantic County who is returning to the workforce. Presented to Margaret D. Taylor of North Cape May.

Mary Tower Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a student who has completed at least 12 credits, but not more than 40 credits. Presented to Alisabeth A. Bates of Ocean City and Meralis Ibarra of Atlantic City.

Melvin L. Newton Scholarship—awarded to EOF students involved in community and campus activities. Presented to Javier A. Pagan and Dawn A. Dudley both of Hammonton and Dante’ J. Davis of Rio Grande.

Michael John Brown Memorial Scholarship in Memory of Herman Rosenfeld—awarded to full-time culinary arts majors in Atlantic, Cumberland or Cape May counties in good academic standing. Presented to Amber N. Lawrence of Egg Harbor Township.

Michael John Brown Memorial Scholarship in Memory of Sara Stern—awarded to full-time culinary arts majors in Atlantic, Cumberland or Cape May counties in good academic standing. Presented to John F. Webb of Millville.

Mildred Fox Scholarship—awarded to a hospitality management major with a minimum of 3.0 GPA who exhibits a commitment to the tourism and hospitality industries in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Presented to Jeanine M. DiNardo of Seaville.

National Group/NIA Gala Scholarship— awarded to a returning culinary arts student who is recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Heather Ann Ratkowiak of Bellmawr.

National Tour Association Scholarship—awarded to a full or part-time student pursuing a degree in hospitality or travel and tourism. Presented to Lerena Burga of Mays Landing and Jelena S. Drcelic-Yowell of Galloway.

Nelbud Services Group Inc. Gala Scholarship—awarded to a second year culinary arts major in good academic standing who is recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Melissa N. Horn of Riverside.

Paul Rigby Scholarship—awarded to a part-time student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Bonnie M. Wolf of Galloway.

Pepsi Gala Scholarship—awarded to a second-year culinary arts student in good academic standing who is recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Amber N. Lawrence of Egg Harbor Township.

Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala Raffle—awarded to returning Atlantic or Cape May county students majoring in liberal arts. Presented to Medhat N. Abdalla of Ventnor; Corinne Attig of Egg Harbor City; Danielle C. Cox of Egg Harbor Township; Faith R. Gager of Wildwood; Alicia M. Hartgrove of Absecon; Leah J. Miller of Minotola; Carlos A. Paredes of Mays Landing; Alpa H. Patel of Galloway; Priscilla N. Pinto of Atlantic City and Bonnie M. Wolf of Galloway.

Press of Atlantic City Restaurant Gala Scholarship—awarded to second year culinary arts majors who are outstanding in attendance and ethics with three letters of recommendation from chef educators and in good academic standing. Presented to G. Lamont Brownell of Absecon; Monica Burga of Mays Landing; Judith M. Cooper of Atlantic City; Rodolfo A. Correa of Dorothy; Ashley E. Earling of Sewell; Kelly A. Edmunds of North Cape May; Beth N. Esposito of Egg Harbor Township; Melissa N. Horn of Riverside; Andrew C. Keck of Seaville; Tatsiana Markevich of Egg Harbor City; Chase A. Porter of Cape May Court House; Heather Ann Ratkowiak of Bellmawr; Catherine M. Rich of Sicklerville; Alicia M. Ruggeri of Franklinville; Adrianna E. Spencer of Vineland; Melissa A. Szymanski of Mantua; Amanda M. Toscano of Williamstown and Leanne Tozer of Petersburg.

Rutgers School of Business Dean Scholarship—awarded to a business major transferring to Rutgers School of Business with the highest GPA in the major. Presented to Melissa M. Mufferi of Galloway.

Samuel and Gladys Levinson Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May county high school graduate showing scholastic ability who will return to ACCC in the fall. Presented Hiral R. Patel of Absecon.

Sands Casino Hotel Gala Scholarship— awarded to a second year culinary arts major who is outstanding in attendance and ethics with three letters of recommendation from chef educators and in good academic standing. Presented to Ashley E. Earling of Sewell.

Sandy Steinberger Award—awarded to a returning student who demonstrates leadership ability. Presented to Mili Begum of Ventnor.

Science/Math Division Award—awarded to a full or part-time second-year math or science major with at least 24 credits and a GPA of 3.25 in their major and an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Presented to Nyamse J. Obot of Atlantic City.

South Jersey Gas—Gala Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major with three letters of recommendation from chef educators and a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Presented to Chase A. Porter of Cape May Court House.

South Jersey Transportation Authority Gala Scholarship—awarded to a returning culinary arts major with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who is outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Catherine M. Rich of Sicklerville.

SouthShore Auto World Gala Scholarship—awarded to a returning culinary arts major with three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Jeffrey S. Brewer of Sewell.

SouthShore Foundation Health Education Scholarship—awarded to a student studying for a health-related career. Presented to Mark J. O’Brien of Pleasantville.

SouthShore Foundation Scholarship—awarded to allied health or nursing students who are enrolled in the clinical portion of the program with two faculty recommendations. Presented to Ashley E. Adams and Madeline M. Bauer both of Ocean View; Mona Alexander of Pleasantville; Lorraine C. Cummiskey of Wildwood Crest; Dianne Del Collo of Buena; Heather L. Gilbert of Seaville; Mark J. O’Brien of Pleasantville and Nicole N. Roberson of Northfield.

Tanya Smith Memorial Child Care Scholarship—awarded to a returning child development/child care major in good academic standing. Presented to Teresa M. Williamson of Cape May.

Terence Hutchison Memorial Award—awarded to a returning student who demonstrates interest in computer science technology. Presented to Chao Fei Chen of Egg Harbor Township.

Terence Hutchison Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a returning student who demonstrates interest in computer science/technology of Zishan Khan of Atlantic City.

Thomas C. Conover Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a science major transferring to a baccalaureate program in science in good academic standing. Presented to Kim T. Forgione of Egg Harbor Township.

V. Lawrence Brice Endowment Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major with a minimum 2.50 GPA or better. Presented to Kimberly Anne Williams of Voorhees.

Visiting Nurses Association Scholarship—awarded to a nursing student who has entered the clinical portion of the program in good academic standing. Presented Dianne Del Collo of Buena.

Walter Russell Eshbach Scholarship—awarded to an Atlantic or Cape May county resident majoring in allied health. Presented to Eugenia V. Gasumova of Wildwood; Hiral R. Patel of Galloway and Iliana I. Arroyo of Egg Harbor City.

William R. Conn Memorial Scholarship—awarded to a full time accounting major entering the second year of study in good academic standing. Presented to Ana C. Salazar of Absecon.

William Sprinzing Endowment Fund Scholarship—awarded to a culinary arts major who has completed five culinary classes in good academic standing who is outstanding in attendance and ethics and has three letters of recommendation from chef educators. Presented to Robert L. Turk of Little Egg Harbor.

Zonta Club Scholarship—awarded to a woman returning to school or attending for the first time in order to enhance her ability to support her family. Must be enrolled in a career oriented program in good academic standing. Presented to Doreen L. Ibach of Williamstown.