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ACCC Awards 700 Degrees at Commencement, Honors Faculty

ACCC awarded nearly 700 Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Science degrees at the College’s 40th anniversary commencement ceremony in May.

Additionally, two faculty members received honors. Marilyn Malerba Keiner, associate professor of paralegal studies, received the prestigious Lindback Award. The Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award was presented to Francis Rauscher of North Cape May, English instructor.

Jessica Westerland delivers a speech at graduation

Jessica Westerland delivers a speech at graduation./p>

High Honors student Jessica Westerland of Wildwood delivered the class farewell. She received her associate degree in General Studies and plans to continue her education at Rowan University.

“We all ran the same race, and we all had our own individual obstacles and triumphs, but what is most important is that we all persevered, and we all arrived at this point,” Westerland said. “For some of us, this is the end of the race, and for others we are still running and this is just another mile marker. Whichever way you look at it, we all made it this far and that is an accomplishment to be proud of.”

ACCC President Peter L. Mora presents Marilyn Malerba Keiner the Lindback Award

ACCC President Peter L. Mora presents Marilyn Malerba Keiner the Lindback Award at the 40th annual college commencement in May.

Judith A. Cole of Egg Harbor Township was elected by the student body to serve as student representative to the College’s Board of Trustees. She earned an A.A.S. in Nursing.