Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Will Morey to Serve as 2015 Commencement Speaker http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2154 <p>Cape May County business leader Will Morey will deliver the keynote address at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s 48<sup>th</sup> annual commencement, 11 a.m., Thursday, May 21. Morey is president and CEO of The Morey Organization, most commonly known as Morey&rsquo;s Piers, a family-owned entertainment, amusement, hotel and dining enterprise in Wildwood.</p> <p>Morey is a regionally recognized leader in the tourism industry. He has also served in a leadership role with the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation. In support of the college, he co-chaired the Foundation&rsquo;s first major gifts campaign, <em>Create Opportunity</em>, which exceeded the fundraising goal and raised $3.4 million. Those funds supported scholarships for students and equipment for the new Science, Technology, Engineering &amp; Math building.</p> <p>Morey is also noted for his support of community efforts in Cape May County and serves on the Board of Chosen Freeholders, providing oversight for economic development of the county.</p> <p>&ldquo;He is an inspiring, innovative and successful leader in a wide range of roles,&rdquo; said Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president. &ldquo;Mr. Morey&rsquo;s efforts in supporting economic development in our region, his perspective as a business leader and elected official, and his advocacy for Atlantic Cape Community College will enable him to provide a unique and important message to our graduates.&rdquo;</p> <p>Morey also participates in the leadership of the amusement industry through the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, where he served as board chairman in 2013 for the 4,500-member group with representation from 95 countries. He supports many charitable and community initiatives and has served on the Board of Education for both Wildwood and Wildwood Crest and the Boardwalk Special Improvement District. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and presently serves as co-chair of the new Coast Guard Community Foundation.</p> Register Now for Summer Classes at Cape May County Campus http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2153 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College is offering a variety of credit classes this summer at its Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House. Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Courses include:</p> <p><strong>Summer Session One, May 26-July 2:</strong> Human Anatomy Physiology I, Introduction to Computers, Public Speaking, Earth Science and Elementary Spanish I.</p> <p><strong>Summer Session Two, June 29-Aug. 20:</strong> Psychology of Exceptionality, Reading/Writing II, Composition I, Composition II and Introduction to Literature.</p> <p><strong>Summer Session Three, July 13-Aug. 20:</strong> Human Anatomy Physiology II and Introduction to Algebra II.</p> <p>Additional classes are available online at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s campuses in Mays Landing and Atlantic City.</p> <p>Payment is due at time of registration. The college accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To register online or view an updated schedule of summer and fall courses, visit <a href="../../summer">www.atlantic.edu/summer</a>. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">summer@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 463-3960.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Offers Technology Certifications This Spring http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2152 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer several computer, technology and IT certifications beginning this spring for those interested in starting a new career.</p> <p><strong>Operating System Concepts</strong> introduces students to the theory and practice of systems, including Windows, Mac OS and UNIX/Linux. The 105-hour program begins May 4.<strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p> <p><strong>A+ Certification</strong> provides an introduction on how to build, maintain, support and troubleshoot computers and prepares students for the CompTIA A+ Certification. The 160-hour certification preparation course begins May 5.</p> <p>In <strong>Business Technology Specialist</strong>, students learn the skills to succeed in an office environment, from PowerPoint to Microsoft Office Collaboration and Integration and QuickBooks. The 258-hour training begins May 18 and leads to nine college credits.</p> <p><strong>Network+ Certification</strong> offers an entry-level certification for anyone interested in learning networking basics in this 125-hour program. Students will learn the skills to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate and configure basic network infrastructures. Course begins June 9.</p> <p>Programs will be offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T. For more information or to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted">www.atlantic.edu/conted</a>.</p> Earn College Credit this Summer at Atlantic Cape; First Session Begins May 26 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2151 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of credit courses this summer to accommodate a range of lifestyles. Whether you&rsquo;re a current student, recent high school graduate or attending a four-year college and home for the summer, you can earn credits toward your degree during Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s summer sessions.</p> <p>Some classes include: Art Appreciation, Intro to Ceramics, College Algebra, Composition I, Composition II, Intro to Criminal Justice, Earth Science, Elementary Spanish I, Fundamentals of Nutrition, General Psychology, Intro to Computers, Principles of Sociology, Public Speaking, Restaurant Operations and U.S. History II.</p> <p>In-person registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit <a href="../../summer">www.atlantic.edu/summer</a> to view summer and fall class schedules and to register online.</p> <p>The first session is six weeks, May 26-July 2; the second session is eight weeks, June 29-Aug. 20; and the third session is six-weeks, July 13-Aug. 20.</p> <p>Financial aid is available to eligible students. Students can visit <a href="../../finaid">www.atlantic.edu/finaid</a> to apply.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with Stockton, 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.</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 for summer 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 summer and fall courses, visit<a href="../../summer"> www.atlantic.edu/summer</a>. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">summer@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2150 <p><strong></strong>The professional chefs at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will share their tips and expertise through the school&rsquo;s &ldquo;What&rsquo;s Cooking&rdquo; show, online and on television.</p> <p class="western">Beginning April 20, the 4-minute segments will air on the public access Channel 2 for Atlantic City residents and be available to view at <a href="../../whatscooking">www.atlantic.edu/whatscooking</a>.</p> <p class="western">Each episode is packed with tips for preparing delicious recipes in your own kitchen. Upcoming episodes include: &ldquo;How to Debone a Chicken,&rdquo; &ldquo;Managotti,&rdquo; &ldquo;Les Merveilleux&rdquo; and &ldquo;Saigon Summer Rolls.&rdquo;</p> <p class="western">Chef educators Michael Huber of Somers Point, Ruth Latorre of Atlantic City and Joseph Sheridan of Somers Point appear in the segments, which are filmed at the Academy&rsquo;s professional kitchens at the college&rsquo;s Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies in Atlantic City.</p> <p class="western">All recipes will be available on the &ldquo;What&rsquo;s Cooking&rdquo; site after the episodes air so viewers can recreate the dishes at home.</p> <p class="western">The Academy of Culinary Arts has trained professional chefs for more than 30 years. It is located at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Registration for the fall semester is under way. For more information, call (800) 645-CHEF or visit <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>.</p> Art Gallery Hosts Exhibit Celebrating the 30th Anniversary Of College's Fine Arts Workshop Series Through April 25 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2149 <p>An exhibit celebrating Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of its Fine Arts Workshop series is on display at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s art gallery through April 25, with a reception from 1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25. The gallery is located in the William Spangler Library&nbsp;at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>This exhibit will feature the work of workshop participants from throughout the years, including the program founders, Marian Reinheimer of Longport, and retired professor Cort Bellavance.</p> <p>&nbsp;The workshops have offered a variety of visual instruction to the community and provided the opportunity for attendants to work with a professional artist for a nominal fee, through Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Continuing Education division.</p> <p>Gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 4:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 7 p.m., Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday; and Saturday, 11&nbsp;a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at <a href="mailto:jhagen@atlantic.edu">jhagen@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> College Relations Team Wins Four Awards http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2148 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s public relations and marketing efforts captured four awards in national and regional contests for its work related to the 2014 Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala.</p> <p>The National Council for Marketing &amp; Public Relations (NCMPR) awarded a Silver Paragon in the Notes/Cards/Invitations category to Atlantic Cape at the national conference of community college marketing and public relations professionals in Portland, Oregon, March 24.</p> <p>In addition, the Public Relations Society of America&mdash;Philadelphia Chapter awarded Atlantic Cape with a Ladle for Development &amp; Fundraising and the college received two Medallion Awards at the NCMPR District I Conference in National Harbor, Maryland in the fall. The awards include: Gold for Notes/Cards/Invitations and Bronze for Communications Success Story.</p> <p>College Relations staff members who supported these Restaurant Gala efforts include: Michael Bruckler of Smithville, director of College Relations; Mike Capen of Bellmawr, graphic artist; Stacey Clapp of Mays Landing, senior manager of public relations and publications; and Amanda McCullough of Brigantine, public relations and social media specialist.</p> <p>The annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala is the college&rsquo;s largest fundraiser, raising $3 million since 1984 for student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts and Foundation operations.</p> Bargain Hunters Welcomed to Indoor Yard Sale April 25 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2147 <p><strong></strong>The Student Activities Office at Atlantic Cape Community College is sponsoring a Community Indoor Yard Sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 25, to raise money for the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Atlantic City.</p> <p>The event will be held rain or shine in the gym, E-building, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Table space is $20 per table, and all fees collected will be donated to the Boys &amp; Girls Club; vendors will keep their profits. To purchase a table, visit <a title="http://www.atlantic.edu/studentServ/activities.htm" href="../../studentServ/activities.htm">www.atlantic.edu/studentServ/activities.htm</a> for instructions by April 17.</p> <p>The sale is open to the public. Bargain hunters will find books, clothing, electronics, sporting goods, holiday items and more from more than 40 vendors.</p> <p>For more information, contact Lisa Givens at (609) 343-5010.</p> Free Help Available April 22 to Complete Federal Financial Aid Forms http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2146 <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College is offering free financial aid application assistance at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, room B-136. Financial aid professionals can help you navigate the federal financial aid process and complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).</p> <p>This free workshop is designed to assist students and parents in beginning and completing their FAFSA. All federal grants, loans and federal work study program funds are awarded based on the information provided on the FAFSA.&nbsp;This application is free and every student should complete this application, regardless of a student&rsquo;s family&rsquo;s financial status.</p> <p>Students wishing to attend college in summer 2015 should bring their 2013 tax return. Students planning to attend college beginning in fall 2015 should bring their 2014 tax return.&nbsp;Students who are under age 24 also need to bring their parent&rsquo;s tax return. Additional documents necessary to complete the form are the student&rsquo;s Social Security card and parents&rsquo; Social Security cards, if the student is under age 24.</p> <p>For more information, contact Allison Monroe, financial aid specialist, at <a href="mailto:amonroe@atlantic.edu" target="_blank">amonroe@atlantic.edu</a> or (609) 343-5082, ext. 5279.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2145 <p>If you&rsquo;ve always loved to cook or are ready to make a career change, it&rsquo;s time to register for fall 2015 classes at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College. Registration will be offered to new and returning students at all Atlantic Cape campuses, and online, based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. Credits must have been completed, not be in progress. ACA classes will begin Monday, Aug. 24.</p> <p>Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours to 6:30 p.m., April 13-16 and April 20. April 17 registration hours end at 4:30 p.m. Registration begins:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 13 for students with at least 48 credits</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 14 for students with at least 32 credits</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 15 for students with at least 17 credits</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 16 and 17 for returning students</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 20 for all students (open registration)</p> <p>New culinary students should contact Valerie Weller at (609) 343-4944 or vweller@atlantic.edu to schedule a registration appointment.</p> <p>The Academy offers two-year degree programs in culinary arts, baking and pastry, 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. 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 and afternoon sessions. 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> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Registration for Summer and Fall Classes Begins April 13 at Atlantic Cape http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2144 <p>Registration begins Monday, April 13, at all Atlantic Cape Community College campuses for summer sessions and the fall semester. Registration will be offered to new and returning students at all Atlantic Cape campuses, and online, based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. Credits must have been completed, not be in progress.</p> <p>Registration hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours to 6:30 p.m., April 13-16 and April 20. April 17 registration hours end at 4:30 p.m. Registration begins:</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 13 for students with at least 48 credits</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 14 for students with at least 32 credits</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 15 for students with at least 17 credits</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 16 and 17 for returning students</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; April 20 for all students (open registration)</p> <p>Visit <a href="../../summer">www.atlantic.edu/summer</a> to view summer and fall class schedules and to register online.</p> <p>The first session is six weeks, May 26-July 2; the second session is eight weeks, June 29-Aug. 20; and the third session is six-weeks July 13-Aug. 20. A full session meets May 26-Aug. 20. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 31.</p> <p>For students who wish to continue their studies beyond the associate degree, Atlantic Cape offers dual admission programs with Stockton, Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson universities.</p> <p>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. 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 for summer 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 summer and fall courses, visit <a href="../../summer">www.atlantic.edu/summer</a>. For more information, email <a href="mailto:summer@atlantic.edu">summer@atlantic.edu</a> or call (609) 343-5000, 625-1111, ext. 5000, or 463-3960 in Cape May County.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> College Experiencing Internet Disruptions http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2143 <p>Atlantic Cape has been experiencing intermittent Internet interruptions. IT is working with the service provider to resolve the issue.</p> <p>If you are experiencing Internet or network outages, please contact the Help Desk at your campus to convey your specific problems:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mays Landing&mdash;x5555</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Atlantic City&mdash;x4772</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Cape May County&mdash;x4521</p> <p>While the college works to resolve the matter, some services will be unavailable or only work intermittently. Currently, Blackboard is available but WebAdvisor may be affected.</p> Winners Announced for 50/50 Restaurant Gala Raffle http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2142 <p>Lucky ticket-holders shared in $8,900 in prizes at this year&rsquo;s Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle held March 26, at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City.</p> <p>The winners include:</p> <p><strong>First Prize</strong>, $5,340, Greg Koshland of Sea Isle City</p> <p><strong>Second Prize</strong>, $2,670, Tom Ward of Moorestown</p> <p><strong>Third Prize</strong>, $890, Michael Devlin of Hammonton</p> <p>Winning amounts were based on the number of tickets sold. This year, 178 raffle tickets were sold at $100 each, raising $8,900 for grants, emergency aid and leadership development for Atlantic Cape students.</p> <p>In its history, the Gala has raised $3 million for scholarships and Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation operations.</p> <p>For more information about the Restaurant Gala, visit <a href="../../gala">www.atlantic.edu/gala</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Trustees Approve $41 Million Budget, Adopt Tuition and Fee Schedule http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2141 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Board of Trustees adopted a $41,085,000 FY&rsquo;16 revenue budget and voted to increase tuition and some fees to support the fiscal plan when the group met at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus March 24.</p> <p>The FY&rsquo;16 budget, a decrease of $100,000 over the previous year&rsquo;s budget, includes $8,407,171 in county appropriations contingent upon approval by the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of School Estimate, a group composed of college and Atlantic and Cape May County officials. The state will contribute a projected $5.5 million in operating aid. Support from the counties for the college&rsquo;s fiscal year and state operating aid remained the same for FY&rsquo;16.</p> <p>General tuition will rise to $116 a credit from $113, a 2.65 percent increase. The average increase in tuition rates for general, culinary arts and online tuition is 2.8 percent. The new tuition and fee schedule begins with the 2015 summer session.</p> <p>Mandatory fees (general, activity and facilities) will increase an average of 3.1 percent, bringing the total general per credit cost to $142.20 from $138.40 in FY&rsquo;15. A student taking 24 general credits a year--Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s typical student--will see a $91.20 a year increase for a total of $3,412.80, up from $3,321.60 in FY&rsquo;15.</p> <p>Treasurer Maria Mento said the new tuition and fee schedule provides the college the necessary revenue to meet its budgetary requirements and that &ldquo;Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s tuition and fee ranking in the sector is expected to remain in the lower third.&rdquo;</p> <p>The budget approved is down slightly from last year&rsquo;s fiscal plan and includes an $835,120 fund balance transfer. It projects a 30 percent increase in nursing credits and a 4 percent decline in credit enrollments due to changing demographics in the college&rsquo;s service district.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>In Personnel Activity, the Board:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Approved Brittany Holmes of Somers Point, program coordinator, national emergency grant, effective March 25.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Approved Lorraine Luderitz of Ventnor, financial aid specialist, financial aid, effective March 25.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Approved the resignation of C. Michael Capen of Bellmawr, graphic designer, college relations, effective March 27.</p> <p><strong>Contracts and Purchases:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --SimMan Manikin for $99,656.89 and SimMom Manikin for $64,129.49, Laerdal Medical Corporation, Wappingers Falls, NY.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Subgrant funding available on a reimbursement basis from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the Atlantic City Re-Employment (ACRE) Project over the subcontract period of 12/15/2014 through 12/14/2015, up to $200,000.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Online training services, Professional Impact NJ, a project of Kean University, funded by NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, up to $373,064, over the term of April 2015 through March 2016.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>In Other Business, the Board:</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; --Approved the February 2015 financial statement.</p> <p><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>-- Dr. Mora spoke about attending Student Lobbying Day in Trenton with Board of Trustees Alumni Representative Briar Gibbons; Interim Dean, Resource Development &amp; President/Board of Trustees Operations Jean McAlister; Atlantic Cape Counselor Hal Lugerner and three Atlantic Cape students. The purpose of the event was to increase the awareness of legislators of the key role our nineteen community colleges play in enhancing access to high quality, affordable higher education for undeserved populations. Each member of the team met with assemblymen and senators and the students were able to tell their story of how attending Atlantic Cape has benefited them. According to Dr. Mora, &ldquo;We made sure that our students&rsquo; stories were told to the legislature so they could put a face to the numbers. They can see we have people here that need their services.&rdquo; Student Lobbying Day was coordinated by the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges, whose mission is to provide statewide leadership and coordinate efforts for the advancement of the nineteen community colleges of New Jersey.</p> <p><strong>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, at the Mays Landing Campus. All are welcome to attend.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2140 <p>Careme&rsquo;s Restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts is the venue of choice for vegan fine dining in South Jersey.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Careme&rsquo;s will open its doors to the public to celebrate the change of season during a <strong>Spring Celebration Dinner</strong>, hosted by the American Vegan Society, 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31.</p> <p>Academy of Culinary Arts students, under the instruction of ACA chef educators Vincent Tedeschi and Joseph Sheridan, will prepare and present the meal. The menu includes buffalo cauliflower florets, puree of asparagus and potato, strawberry and cucumber salad, grilled portabella and eggplant tian, and Key lime pie.</p> <p>Cost to attend the dinner is $34 ($24 for student and low-income).</p> <p>For information about AVS event menus, pricing and reservations, contact the American Vegan Society at (856) 694-2887, or visit <a href="http://www.americanvegan.org">www.americanvegan.org</a>.</p> <p><a href="../../aca/caremes.htm">Careme&rsquo;s Restaurant</a> is located in M-Building on the Mays Landing campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. Learn more about the ACA&rsquo;s gourmet restaurant at <a href="../../aca">www.atlantic.edu/aca</a>, or call (609) 343-4940 to make reservations for your next event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>