Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1974 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts will offer dessert enthusiasts opportunities to learn how to prepare an assortment of sweet treats just in time for the holidays. Chef Mary Lou D&rsquo;Angelo &rsquo;85 ACA of Ventnor City will lead the series.</p> <p>Explore three delicious American desserts: Bread pudding with bourbon sauce, apple cobbler, and individual strawberry shortcakes with cinnamon honey biscuits in <strong>American Fare</strong>, Sept. 10.</p> <p>Learn the basics of how to ice and decorate a cake including, making a buttercream icing and using a pastry bag in <strong>Cake Decorating</strong>, Sept. 24.</p> <p>Discover how to create these three chocolate concoctions: Chocolate cheesecake, flourless chocolate torte, and chocolate mousse roulades in <strong>Sinful Chocolate Cakes</strong>, Oct. 8.</p> <p><strong>Italian Favorites</strong> will explore some Old World classics including, ricotta cheesecake, meringue nest with fresh berries, and lemon almond tarts, Oct. 29.</p> <p>Add a classic touch to your entertaining with these French desserts: apple tart tartin, orange Grand Marnier souffl&eacute;, and chocolate raspberry banana bouton in <strong>French Delights</strong>, Nov. 12.</p> <p>In <strong>Breakfast Goodies</strong> attendants will learn how to make homemade sticky buns, rich Philadelphia butter cake, and blueberry crumb cake, Dec. 10.</p> <p>Classes will be held at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts, 5100 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing. All courses will be held in Kitchen 2 with the exception of American Fare, which will be held in Kitchen 1. All classes take place 6-9 p.m. For fees and to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a></span>.</p> <h3>RELATED NEWS:</h3> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1968">Academy of Culinary Arts Earns Renewal of Nationally Recognized Accreditation</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1972">Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Announces Fall Open House Dates http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1973 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will host several open houses this fall for prospective students who love to cook and are interested in starting a career in the culinary field.</p> <p>The open houses are planned for 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1; 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19 (college-wide open house); 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12; and 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, M-Building.</p> <p>The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.</p> <p>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience throughout the year. Some activities include: Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation&rsquo;s Junior Chefs Competition, Cha&icirc;ne des R&ocirc;tisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Organic Greenhouse, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking &amp; Pastry Club and food shows.</p> <p>Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email <a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a> or visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1972 <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts will launch two four-month noncredit training programs at its new facility at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. The Culinary Training Program begins Sept. 15, and the Baking and Pastry Training Program, Sept. 22.</p> <p>The new facility, the Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies, features two state-of-the-art kitchens, each with eight workstations. The property also includes an organic, hydroponic greenhouse, a pizza oven and locker rooms. Classes will meet 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.</p> <p>The career preparation programs offer participants hands-on courses to either learn new skills to start a career in the hospitality industry or enhance existing skills for career advancement.</p> <p>The Culinary Training Program will provide students with knowledge of various foodborne illnesses and their prevention relating to the food service industry; basic culinary terminology and skills; pantry production; use and benefits of kitchen gardens; hot food production and short order cooking; preparation of stocks and sauces; cooking methods of meat, poultry and seafood; the fundamentals of baking, as well as professional development and resume writing.</p> <p>The Baking and Pastry Training Program will teach participants basic culinary terminology and skills as they apply to the bakeshop; organization and scaling as it pertains to production of bread; leavening agents; proper mixing methods for crusts and cookies; four types of buttercream; cake decorating, plated desserts as well as some chocolate and sugar work.</p> <p>Participants who complete either program will be ServSafe certified.</p> <p>Cost for each program is $5,895.</p> <p>Restaurateurs can sponsor a promising employee with a scholarship for the program.</p> <p>For additional information about scholarships and training, contact Judy DeSalvo at 609-343-5624 or <a href="mailto:desalvo@atlantic.edu">desalvo@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Resources for Displaced Casino Workers http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1971 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College welcomes workers displaced by casino shutdowns to take advantage of its computer labs and additional resources while searching for new employment.</p> <p>The college is making computers available at its campuses, by appointment, beginning Monday, Sept. 15. Displaced workers must present a casino ID and bring a USB drive to save their work, or purchase a low-cost print card at campus libraries. Lists of career exploration and resume-building websites will be provided.</p> <p>Available locations and times include:</p> <p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&middot;<strong>Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus</strong>, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Room 145. Mondays, 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call (609) 343-4857.</p> <p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&middot;<strong>Mays Landing Campus</strong>, 5100 Black Horse Pike, J-Building Career Office/Student Life Center. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. Call (609) 343-5667. Additional computers are available in the William Spangler Library, D-Building, Fridays, 1-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (609) 343-4951.</p> <p><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>&middot;<strong>Cape May County Campus</strong>, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, Student Development/First Floor. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (609) 463-8113.</p> <p>&ldquo;Atlantic Cape Community College is an integral part of the Atlantic City community, and we stand poised to assist those in need with numerous programs and training opportunities,&rdquo; said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president.</p> <p>Workers affected by the pending closure of Atlantic City casinos are invited to learn more about Atlantic Cape programs at an Open House Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information about the college&rsquo;s programs, call (609) 343-4900.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> New Construction Operator Technician Program Information Session Planned for Sept. 9 at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1970 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session regarding its new Construction Operator Technician Program at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9.</p> <p>The Construction Operator Technician Training Program is a comprehensive 124-hour course that includes three days of technical class work with an online component, five days of classroom training and 10 days of field training.</p> <p>&nbsp;Training topics include:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pipe fitting, fusion, installation and inspection</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Leak detection and gas meter regulation</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Accident awareness and prevention</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Voltage/current diagnostics and calibration</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blueprint and pipeline drawings</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Resume writing and Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid</p> <p>Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to take the National Gas Association New Construction Operator Qualification Exam. For a list of program prerequisites and additional information, visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.</p> <p>The information session will be held on the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in Building T. Attendants should bring copies of their high school diploma or GED and valid driver&rsquo;s license. To register, visit www.atlantic.edu/conted or call (609) 343-5688.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Last Chance to Register; Fall Classes Begin Sept. 2 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1969 <p><strong></strong>Students interested in taking fall classes at Atlantic Cape Community College are running out of time to register. The fall semester begins Tuesday, Sept. 2. Register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college&rsquo;s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>The last day to register in person is Friday, Aug. 29. Registration continues online through Monday, Sept. 1.</p> <p>The college offers 55 degree programs, with classes that include: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Public Speaking, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Macroeconomics, Introduction to Engineering, World Geography, Music Appreciation, World Myths and Legends, Child Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Introduction to Mass Media and more.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.</p> <p>With locations close to home, students can start at Atlantic Cape and finish at Stockton, Rutgers or Fairleigh Dickinson. Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree also is transferable upon acceptance at all public four-year colleges in New Jersey, and the college has more than 35 articulation/transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the country. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Payment is due at the time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit <a title="www.atlantic.edu/fall" href="../../fall">www.atlantic.edu/fall</a>. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">fall@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Academy of Culinary Arts Earns Renewal of Nationally Recognized Accreditation http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1968 <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>The Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College received &ldquo;exemplary&rdquo; programmatic accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission in July.&nbsp;</p> <p>Accreditation by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services. The Academy of Culinary Arts is one of only two programs accredited by the commission in New Jersey.</p> <p>Exemplary Programs symbolize the highest educational standards recognized by the ACFEFAC. The award is presented to programs that have proven full compliance with all accreditation requirements in the last visiting team report along with excellent management of the program.</p> <p>&ldquo;Renewal of our American Culinary Federation accreditation confirms our efforts in providing an excellent education to our students.&nbsp;It provides national recognition of our program and allows our graduates&nbsp;to apply for certification as culinarians or pastry cooks,&rdquo; said Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the ACA.</p> <p>To receive accreditation, the Academy submitted a self-study and participated in an on-site evaluation of the school in May by a three-person team. The Accrediting Commission reviewed the team report, along with the institution&rsquo;s self-study, and renewed accreditation to the ACA through June 30, 2021.</p> <p>The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and specialization programs in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering. Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Those interested in starting their education at the ACA should contact Valerie Weller at (609) 343-4944 or vweller@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment.</p> <p>The American Culinary Federation Inc., established in 1929, is the premier professional organization for culinarians in North America. With more than 21,500 members spanning 230 chapters nationwide, ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeships and accreditation.</p> <p>The Academy of Culinary Arts has been educating future chefs for more than 30 years. For more information, call (800) 645-CHEF or visit <a title="www.atlantic.edu/aca" href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> <h3>RELATED NEWS:</h3> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1972">Academy of Culinary Arts Brings New Training Programs to Atlantic City Campus</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=1974">Taste Your Way Around The World With Academy of Culinary Arts Dessert Series</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Time is Running Out to Register for Fall Classes http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1966 <p><strong></strong>Registration for the fall semester at Atlantic Cape Community College is ongoing, but time is running out to enroll. Fall semester classes begin Sept. 2.</p> <p>Register online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college&rsquo;s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>The college offers 55 degree programs, with classes that include: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Public Speaking, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Macroeconomics, Shakespeare, Introduction to Engineering, World Geography, Music Appreciation, World Myths and Legends, Child Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Introduction to Mass Media and more.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.</p> <p>With locations close to home, students can start at Atlantic Cape and finish at Stockton, Rutgers or Fairleigh Dickinson. Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s associate degree also is transferable upon acceptance at all public four-year colleges in New Jersey, and the college has more than 35 articulation/transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities across the country.&nbsp;</p> <p>Classes will be held at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House; and online.</p> <p>Payment is due at the time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of fall courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">fall@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Free Entrepreneurial Training Begins This Fall; Information Sessions Scheduled for Aug. 11 & 18 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1965 <p><strong></strong>Have dreams of starting your own business? Atlantic Cape Community College has partnered with the Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to present &ldquo;Fresh Start Entrepreneurial Training Program,&rdquo; beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14.</p> <p>The 60-hour program is free for qualified students and will feature:</p> <ul> <li>One-on-one instruction from experienced business professionals, group coaching and mentoring</li> <li>Individualized small business group coaching </li> <li>Group/individual mentoring after the classroom training ends</li> </ul> <p>At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to create a business plan; understand funding resources; develop a marketing plan; understand information system options for customer relations management; and understand the basics of accounting and finance.</p> <p><strong>Information Sessions Planned for Aug. 11 &amp; 18</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Fresh Start Entrepreneurial Training Program&rdquo; information sessions are planned for 5:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 11, at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., and Monday, Aug. 18, at Atlantic Cape Community College, Building T, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Pre-registration at www.atlantic.edu/conted is required.</p> <p>Unemployed or underemployed residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties who have an idea for their own business are encouraged to attend.</p> <p>For additional information, contact (609) 343-5655 or sdecicco@atlantic.edu.</p> Love to Cook? Register Now for Fall Classes at The Academy of Culinary Arts http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1964 <p>If you&rsquo;ve always loved to cook or are ready to start a new career, there is still time to register for fall classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Financial aid and scholarships are available. ACA classes begin Monday, Aug. 25.</p> <p>New culinary students should contact Valerie Weller at (609) 343-4944 or Judy DeSalvo at 343-5624 to schedule a registration appointment.</p> <p>The Academy offers associate degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, and food service management, and short-term specialization certificates in hot foods, baking and pastry, food service management and catering.</p> <p>ACA students have many opportunities to gain hands-on experience, including the Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala, Iron Student Chef Competition, American Culinary Federation&rsquo;s Junior Chefs Competition, Cha&icirc;ne des R&ocirc;tisseurs dinner, Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Organic Greenhouse, American Vegan Society dinners, Strudels Bakeshop, Culinary Student Association, Baking &amp; Pastry Club and food shows.</p> <p>Full-time classes meet five hours a day, Monday through Friday, in morning, afternoon or evening sessions at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email <a href="mailto:accadmit@atlantic.edu">accadmit@atlantic.edu</a>, or visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> Course in Unmanned Aerial Systems Available This Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1963 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Systems this fall through its Aviation Studies program for those interested in learning about the emerging field of non-piloted aircraft.</p> <p>The course will cover:</p> <ul> <li>History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Systems</li> <li>Comprehensive applications of UAS in precision agriculture, search and rescue, pipeline monitoring, protecting wildlife, police surveillance, filmmaking, border patrol and tracking migrating whale populations, among other activities</li> <li>Fourth Amendment considerations concerning domestic surveillance, privacy protection, unreasonable search and seizure, case law and the legislative climate</li> <li>Present and future regulations and standards</li> <li>Technical components of UAS, such as ground stations, autonomous flight, payloads, launch and recovery process, sense and avoid capability, line of sight operations, communication data link and satellite uplink</li> </ul> <p>The class meets 7-9:45 p.m., Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 2, at the Mays Landing Campus 5100 Black Horse Pike, and is open to the general public.</p> <p>Instructors are Adam Greco, air traffic domain director in the Technical Strategies &amp; Integration Division at the William J. Hughes Technical Center, and Michael Konyak, aeronautical engineer in the Laboratory Services Division at the technical center.</p> <p>Registration hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.atlantic.edu/fall. The college is closed Fridays through Aug. 15. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">register@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County. Payment is due at the time of registration.</p> Registration Continues at Atlantic Cape; New Degrees, Classes Offered this Fall http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1962 <p><strong></strong>Time is running out to register for Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s fall semester. Choose from courses in art, aviation, business, communication, computers, English, math, science and more. New classes include The Criminal Court System, Film History, Introduction to Engineering and Statistics. Fall classes begin Sept. 2.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape will offer two new degree programs, including an Associate in Science in Professional Helicopter Pilot and an Associate in Arts in Preschool-Grade 3 Education.</p> <p>The Professional Helicopter Pilot option will provide students the necessary aeronautical skills and knowledge to earn a commercial pilot certificate with a rotorcraft category and a helicopter class rating. Emphasis is placed on aeronautical decision-making, flight safety and effective flying techniques.</p> <p>The Preschool-Grade 3 Education option prepares students to work with children in early childhood centers, hospitals and social service agencies. It provides the student with approved academic training for group teacher positions in state-licensed day care facilities.</p> <p>Students can register at the college&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.</p> <p>&nbsp;To view a complete list of courses and to register online, visit WebAdvisor at <a href="../../webadvisor">www.atlantic.edu/fall</a>. In-person registration hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 29. The college will be closed on Fridays, through Aug. 15. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Payment is due at the time of registration. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">fall@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> Trustees Approve Personnel Matters, Contracts at July Meeting http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1961 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Board of Trustees met July 22 to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases and appoint Donna Vassallo of Egg Harbor Township dean of career education. Vassallo fills the new position immediately as part of a restructuring of the academic affairs administrative team that splits liberal studies, career education and science, technology, engineering and math programs into three divisions.</p> <p>Vassallo joined Atlantic Cape in 1989 as an adjunct faculty member and assumed full-time faculty status in 2003. She has acted as area coordinator of business studies at Atlantic Cape while most recently serving as associate professor of hospitality management and business. She is the owner of Donna Vassallo Associates, LLC, a human resources consulting firm she established in 1999, specializing in employee and organizational training and development. She has worked in corporate and casino human resources at Spencer Gifts and the Claridge Casino Hotel. Her professional accomplishments include being named to the Mid-Career Fellowship Program at Princeton University, receiving the The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award in 2009, and serving as co-chair of the Atlantic Cape Strategic Planning 2010-15 Steering Committee.</p> <p>Vassallo holds memberships with the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association, the International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators and the Society for Human Resources Management. She holds a master&rsquo;s degree in hospitality management studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a bachelor&rsquo;s in hospitality management from Widener University and an associate degree in hotel and restaurant management from Atlantic Cape.</p> <p><strong>In Personnel Action:</strong></p> <p>The board approved these appointments:</p> <p>--Patrick Keener of Mays Landing, testing assistant, effective July 23.</p> <p>--Matthew Kozek of Galloway, technician, information technology services, effective July 23.</p> <p>--Allison Monroe of Margate, financial aid specialist, effective July 23.</p> <p>--John Thompson of Smithville, maintenance mechanic II, facilities, effective July 23.</p> <p>--Martin Thorstensen of Vineland, technician, information technology services, effective July 23.</p> <p>--Carmelo Hernandez of Egg Harbor City, grounds, labor, maintenance worker, effective Aug. 13.</p> <p>--Jesse Kurtz of Atlantic City, senior manager, web systems and marketing, effective Aug. 4.</p> <p>--Alicia McMackin of Mays Landing, specialist, office of the president and resource development, community and alumni outreach, effective July 28.</p> <p>The board accepted the resignation of Michael Blencowe, senior manager, surgical technology program, retroactive to July 18.</p> <p>The board approved the retirements of David Banholzer of Somers Point, security officer, effective Sept. 1, and M. &ldquo;Trent&rdquo; Jones of Galloway, senior technician for information technology services, effective Feb. 1.</p> <p><strong>Purchases, Contracts Approved:</strong></p> <p>--Professional services, Stantec Architecture, Philadelphia, amended fee for architectural and engineering services on STEM building, $31,500.</p> <p>--Construction management services, Epic Management Inc., of Piscataway, amended fee for services on STEM building, $53,500.</p> <p>--Nursing assessment program, Assessment Technologies Institute, Overland Park, Kansas, $82,112.</p> <p>--New Jersey Council of County Colleges membership for FY&rsquo;15, $51,259.</p> <p>--Two-year renewal of internet services, consortium purchase, to New Jersey Institute of Technology/NJEDge, Newark, $157,616.</p> <p>--Adult Basic Skills Contract, Pleasantville Public Schools, $75,750, Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic, $69,690, and Cape May County Technical School, $176,750, total of $322,190.</p> <p>--SimCare software and hardware support through June 30, 2015, to Adacel Systems Inc., Orlando, $50,826.</p> <p>--Exterior signage for Worthington Atlantic City Campus, Custom Finishers Signs, Levittown, Pennsylvania, $78,898.50.</p> <p>--Xirrus Wireless Solution for all three campuses, TTI Wireless of Sayreville, $325,447.</p> <p>--Custodial supplies, multiple vendors, $127,508.</p> <p>--Academy of Culinary Arts supplies, multiple vendors, $66,100.43.</p> <p><strong>In Grants Action, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Accepted a contract from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Workforce Grant and Program Management, for $599,050, to provide adult basic skills and integrated English literacy training for 319 students with partners Pleasantville Board of Education, Literacy Volunteers Cape Atlantic and Cape May County Technical School, for the period of July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.</p> <p>--Approved the application for and accepted a travel grant from the United States Collegiate Archery in the amount of $2,500 for May 9-13, 2014, to support travel expenses to attend the national outdoor championship.</p> <p><strong>In Other Business, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved the draft financial statement for the year ended July 30, 2014, as of July 10, 2014.</p> <p>--Adopted the Post-Issuance Compliance Policy in order to assist it in fulfilling its obligations to comply with Federal Tax Law requirements applicable to state-backed bonds.</p> <p><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>--Dr. Peter L. Mora introduced Dr. Mitchell Levy, vice president of student affairs and branch campus management, and Mike Rennick, assistant director of athletics, to showcase the success of the college&rsquo;s athletic programs this year. Among the recent accomplishments, six student-athletes were named Academic All-Americans, the men&rsquo;s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals, the college fielded its first women&rsquo;s compound team in archery, and the baseball team played four games at Surf Stadium in Atlantic City. Additionally, the baseball and softball teams were named as 2013-2014 National Junior College Athletic Association All-Academic Teams, which requires a minimum team GPA of 3.0. The college initiated a comprehensive approach to assisting student-athletes called the P.A.S.S. Program, Promoting Academic Success of Student-Athletes Program</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Mays Landing Campus, Room J-202. All are welcome to attend.</strong></p> College Introduces Security Officer Training http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1960 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer introductory training for those interested in a career as a security officer. The 24-hour course applies to all security practitioners and former law enforcement personnel tasked with the safety and security of the businesses they serve.</p> <p>New Jersey Security Officer Registration Act (SORA) Training includes:</p> <ul> <li>Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Communications/Emergency Response</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Theft Prevention and Deterrence</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Limits on the Use of Force</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Detention of Suspects and Physical Restraint</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Ethics and Professional Conduct</li> </ul> <ul> <li>First Aid/CPR/AED</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Fire Prevention</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Report Writing</li> </ul> <p>George Saunders, a certified NJ SORA instructor with 35 years of law enforcement experience, will lead the course. Students must obtain temporary state certification before enrolling in the course. The class will be offered 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 6, 16 and 23, or Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T.</p> <p>Additionally, an eight-hour New Jersey SORA Recertification class is available for those whose certification has expired, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 27.</p> <p>For more information or to register for these workshops, call (609) 343-5655 or visit www.atlantic.edu/conted.</p> College Credit Awarded for Life Experience http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=1959 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College offers college credit for life experience through a prior learning assessment. Individuals with professional licenses, certifications, work experience and military experience can request an evaluation of their experience from Atlantic Cape and receive up to 25 credits toward an associate in applied science degree in Technical Studies. Contact James Taggart at jtaggart@atlantic.edu or (609) 829-8630 for more information.</p> <p>There is still time to register for fall classes online at www.atlantic.edu/fall or in person, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at any of the college&rsquo;s three locations: Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike; the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House. Fall classes begin Sept. 2.</p> <p>The college offers hundreds of course options at its three campuses this fall, including: Fundamental Drawing, Principles of Marketing, Public Speaking, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Macroeconomics, Shakespeare, Introduction to Engineering, World Geography, Music Appreciation, World Myths and Legends, Child Psychology, Principles of Sociology and more.</p> <p>Payment for fall classes is due at the time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of courses, visit www.atlantic.edu/fall. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">fall@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p>