Atlantic Cape Community College http://www.atlantic.edu News at Atlantic Cape Community College Trustees Approve Grants, Personnel Matters http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2122 <p>The Board of Trustees at Atlantic Cape Community College met Feb. 24 at the college&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus to approve personnel matters, contracts and purchases.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In Personnel Matters, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Appointed Janice DeCicco Fipp of Northfield, director, National Emergency Grant, effective Feb. 25</p> <p>--Appointed Kenneth Marchione of Absecon, technician, information technology services, effective Feb. 25.</p> <p>--Appointed Michele Rehill of Brigantine, temporary office assistant, office of the president, Board of Trustees, resource development, community and alumni outreach, effective Feb. 25.</p> <p>--Appointed April Wolff of Rio Grande, technician, information technology services, effective Feb. 25.</p> <p>--Accepted the resignation of Margaret Hurley, temporary office assistant, resource development and president/board of trustee operations, retroactive to Feb. 16.</p> <p>--Appointed Jean McAlister of Galloway, interim dean of resource development &amp; president/Board of Trustee Operations and to the position of secretary to the Board of Trustees, effective March 2-June 30.</p> <p>Additionally, the board accepted the resignation of Sean Fischer of Vineland, dean, resource development/president &amp; Board of Trustees operations, effective March 13. Following nearly 10 years of service at Atlantic Cape, Fischer accepted a position at Rowan University.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve watched Sean grow in his career to the point where he sits at the left hand of the president. He brings wisdom, experience and knowledge of his generation,&rdquo; Trustee Don Parker said.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Board Approves These Reappointments, Beginning July 1, 2015:</strong></p> <p><strong>Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Included in the Bargaining Unit</strong>: Lisa Apel-Gendron, Cynthia Correa, Paula Davis, Tammy DeFranco, Linda DeSantis, Natalie Devonish, &nbsp;Danielle Epps, John Feldbauer, Christine Gamboa, Crista Golden, Sandra Greco, Terri-Lynn Hamby, Patricia Heller, Kristin Jackson, Dorie Keener, Maria Kellett, Michael Kernan, Kathleen Landau, Linda Palmer, Michelle Perkins, Heather Peterson, Anita Polanco, Nancy Porfido, Michelle Previti, Michael Rennick, Mariangela Sozio, Patrick Sweeney, Sherwood Taylor and Harry Whitelam.</p> <p><strong>Exempt Administrative and Supervisory Personnel</strong>: Michael Bruckler, Eileen Curristine, August Daquila, Cindy DeFalco, Kathryn Flynn, Elmer Godeny, Douglas Hedges, Otto Hernandez, Leslie Jamison, Bruce Johns, William Keener, Mitchell Levy, Janet Marler, Jean McAlister, Ronald McArthur, Patricia McClay, Luis Montefusco, Edward Perkins, Richard Perniciaro, Andre Richburg, Jennifer Rowand, Robert Townsend, Donna Vassallo and Russell Waugh.</p> <p><strong>ACA Educators</strong>: Annmarie Chelius, Philip Cragg, Michael Huber, Ruth Latorre, Daniel Matt, Mary Theresa McCann, Joseph Sheridan, Vincent Tedeschi, James Usilton and Linda Wohlman.</p> <p><strong>Faculty Without Tenure</strong>: Curtis Andrews, Michelle Gross, Laurie Lemons, Richard Russell and Dean Wyks.</p> <p><strong>These Faculty Earned Tenure with This Appointment</strong>: Karl Giulian, Joseph Krafft, Jolie Master and Beth Sanders-Rabinowitz.</p> <p><strong>Librarian I</strong>: Leslie Murtha.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Contracts and Purchases:</strong></p> <p>--Emergency repair service, English Sewage Disposal Inc. of Bridgeton, $37,354.</p> <p>--Project management services for construction of capital projects, GO Bonds, Chapter 12 and R&amp; R projects, Atlantic County Improvement Authority of Atlantic City, 4.9 percent of construction costs.</p> <p>--Edmentum software, Minneapolis, $42,650.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In Grant Action, The Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved accepting $123,853 subgrant funding from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, for the New Jersey Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant, over the term of Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2017. The grant will establish a Training Academy focused on child care, family child care, Head Start and preschool settings.</p> <p>--Approved accepting a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Skills4Jersey, for $54,400 over the term of Jan. 30, 2015, through Jan. 30, 2016. This grant provides funding to train employees in five gas industry organizations, including South Jersey Gas, NJ Natural Gas, JF Kiely, Precision Pipeline Solutions and Utiliquest.</p> <p>--Approved accepting a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Skills4 Jersey, of $108,800 over the term of Jan. 30, 2015, through Jan. 30, 2016. The grant provides funding to train health care workers at Shore Medical Center, Shore Physicians Group, AtlantiCare and AtlantiCare Physicians Group.</p> <p>--Approved accepting an award of $72,587 and the return of $72,587 to the Department of Children and Families, Division on Women. The college previously applied for and obtained a $145,714 Displaced Homemaker Program Grant from the state in April 2014, however, the Department of Children and Families announced a reduction of the grant this month.</p> <p>--Granted approval to apply for and accept $10,000 in subgrant funding from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, for the project &ldquo;K-12 STEM Outreach in Atlantic County, N.J.&rdquo; over the term of January 2015 to August 2016.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In Other Business, the Board:</strong></p> <p>--Approved the Jan. 31, 2015, financial statement.</p> <p>--Approved closing the ACC Federal Perkins Account with the Bank of America.</p> <p>--Presented a resolution to Dr. Herman Saatkamp, president of Stockton University, congratulating the institution&rsquo;s faculty, staff and students on achieving university status.</p> <p>&ldquo;While we currently live in one of the most challenging times in the United States, it looks to be a remarkable future where we can work together rebuilding Atlantic City and the area,&rdquo; Saatkamp said. &ldquo;The solution is to make sure we work together. It&rsquo;s an honor to be here.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>In the President&rsquo;s Report:</strong></p> <p>--Fischer provided an update about the March 10 Taste of the Gala event at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the March 26 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City. Tickets for both events are on sale, and information is available at www.atlantic.edu/gala.</p> <p>--Dr. Richard Perniciaro, vice president of planning, research, facilities and executive support, gave an update on the long-range capital projects planned at the college. Phase one begins this spring with renovations to buildings A, D and H to repurpose space and add Student Success Centers at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus and Cape May County Campus. The second phase of projects begins later this year with the construction of a Student Success Center at the Mays Landing Campus and renovation of the cafeteria.</p> <p>--Dr. Peter L. Mora, president, Maria Torres, chairperson, and Maria Mento, treasurer, discussed the Association of Community College Trustees National Legislative Summit they attended this month. Torres sits on the nominating committee for the group. The summit focused on President Obama&rsquo;s recent proposal of Federal Support for Community College Tuition, Pell grants, Perkins Vocational Education Basic State Grants and dual enrollment programs.</p> <p>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. All are invited to attend.</strong></p> Buccaneers to Play 2015 Season at Surf Stadium http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2121 <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s men&rsquo;s baseball team will make Surf Stadium in Atlantic City home for the 2015 season.</p> <p>The Atlantic City Council approved an agreement with the college Feb. 18 for the Atlantic Cape Buccaneers to use the stadium for its practices and home games this spring.</p> <p>Practices begin this week, and the first home game will be Saturday, March 7. All games will be free and open to the public.</p> <p>&ldquo;Atlantic Cape Community College is excited to further our partnership with the City of Atlantic City by making the Surf Stadium home for the men&rsquo;s baseball team,&rdquo; said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president. &ldquo;We are grateful for the generous support of Mayor Don Guardian and Atlantic City Council members. We are looking forward to an exciting season and welcome the community to come out and join the fun.&rdquo;</p> <p>Mayor Guardian said, &ldquo;We look forward to being the home stadium for Atlantic Cape Buccaneers this year, and we wish them a successful season!&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bucs played five home games at the stadium in 2014.</p> <p>The team plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19. Rodney Velardi is head coach and Jeff Ball, former Atlantic City Surf assistant general manager, is assistant coach. <strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2120 <p>Three lucky winners will share up to $15,000 in the 2015 Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala 50/50 Raffle. The raffle is sponsored by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation, and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</p> <p>Only 300 tickets will be sold at $100 each. Three cash prizes will be awarded, including: $9,000, first prize; $4,500, second prize; and $1,500, third prize. Dollar amounts are based on all 300 tickets being sold. The winning tickets will be drawn at the March 26 Restaurant Gala at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City.</p> <p>Now in its 32nd year, the Restaurant Gala has raised $3 million in student scholarships. Winners do not need to be present to win.</p> <p>To order raffle tickets, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 343-4986 or email gala@atlantic.edu.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RELATED NEWS:</strong></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2114">Tickets On Sale for 32nd Annual Restaurant Gala</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2111">32nd Annual Restaurant Gala Honors Atlantic City Mayor and &lsquo;Food Network Star&rsquo; Finalist</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2109">Tickets Available for March 10 &lsquo;Taste of the Gala&rsquo;</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2101">Tickets on Sale for the &lsquo;Under the Sea&rsquo; Restaurant Gala March 26</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2091">Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2072">Tickets on Sale for the March 26 &lsquo;Under the Sea&rsquo; Restaurant Gala</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Casino Career Institute Offers New Gaming, Surveillance Training http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2119 <p><strong></strong>The Casino Career Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College has prepared more than 50,000 people for rewarding careers in gaming and continues to offer top-notch training for those who wish to enter the casino profession.</p> <p>If you are interested in a fast entry to a career in table games, CCI is offering a new Multi Game Dealer with Technology course. The training combines Blackjack and Craps to prepare you for a position in the gaming industry and includes an introduction to computers to enhance your employability.</p> <p>&nbsp;The course teaches the fundamentals of Blackjack and Craps and emphasizes game knowledge, chip value and card handling. Special attention will be given to game and accounting procedures, accuracy and speed. The course includes your practice kit and professional uniform for auditions.</p> <p>The class runs 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday, March 16-June 4.</p> <p>Classes also begin monthly in a variety of table games, including: Blackjack, Craps, Baccarat, Poker and Tournament Play, Pai Gow Tiles, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker and Carnival Games.</p> <p>Additionally CCI is now offering Certified Surveillance Professional training, which prepares you on all aspects of gaming that lend themselves to cheating and illegal procedures. The program includes instruction in table games, loss prevention and surveillance methodology. At the conclusion of training, you will be ready to apply for positions in surveillance departments at gaming properties anywhere in the world. The course meets 7 a.m.-noon, Monday-Thursday, March 9-June 4.</p> <p>For more information, or to register, call (609) 343-5655 or visit <a title="www.atlantic.edu/cci" href="../../cci">www.atlantic.edu/cci</a>.</p> Atlantic Cape Accepts Nearly $6,000 Donation from South Jersey Gas Customers http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2118 <p>The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation received a donation from South Jersey Gas customers this month for the <em>School Counts</em> scholarship fund to benefit Atlantic and Cape May County students who have earned the <em>School Counts</em> certificate.</p> <p>South Jersey Gas presented a check for $5,976 to the Atlantic Cape Foundation to support the scholarship program. The funds were raised by South Jersey Gas customers in Atlantic and Cape May counties who donated $1 to the <em>School Counts</em> program via their monthly gas bills.</p> <p>&ldquo;Atlantic Cape is grateful for the efforts of South Jersey Gas customers. The <em>School Counts</em> program is designed to prepare high school students for the workforce and post-secondary education and to promote student achievement in New Jersey&rsquo;s schools,&rdquo; Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president, said. To earn a <em>School Counts</em> certificate, students must maintain a minimum &ldquo;C&rdquo; average in all academic courses, an attendance and punctuality record of 95 percent and complete high school in eight consecutive semesters.</p> <p>To learn more about the <em>School Counts</em> program, visit <a href="http://www.schoolcounts.org/">www.schoolcounts.org</a>.</p> Christina Clemans Appointed Atlantic Cape Trustee http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2116 <p><strong></strong>Christina P. Clemans of Lower Township was appointed to the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees by Gov. Chris Christie and was welcomed to the board at the Feb. 3 meeting.</p> <p>Clemans is broker-owner of Chris Clemans Sotheby&rsquo;s International Realty of Cape May and is president of the New Jersey Association of REALTORS Housing Opportunity Foundation. She also serves as a trustee of the Realtors Political Action Committee and sits on the executive and legislative committees and board of directors. A Realtor for 31 years, Clemans is a member of the RPAC Hall of Fame, a Golden R and President&rsquo;s Circle member since 2003.</p> <p>She has been an active member of the Cape May County Association of REALTORS and sits on the Board of Directors and chairs the Government Affairs Committee and Scholarship Task Force, which grants a scholarship to area graduates. The association honors one student each year with a scholarship in her name.</p> <p>Clemans is an active participant in the community and has served as a trustee of the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and on the Advisory Board of Historic Cold Spring Village. She also served on the Cape May Mayor&rsquo;s Advisory Council and the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee.</p> <p>Clemans and her husband, David, own Cucina Rosa Restaurant in Cape May and are founding sponsors of the Cape May Music Festival, Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival and Project Encore for Cape May Stage.</p> <p>Clemans replaces Andrew Melchiorre, who resigned from the board last summer after 10 years of service. The next meeting of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Board of Trustees is Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> Culture Collective, Atlantic Cape Present 'For Colored Girls' March 27 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2115 <p>Culture Collective and Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Women&rsquo;s History Month March 27, with a performance of <em>For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf</em>, an award-winning play that travels through the journey of love and discovery.</p> <p>A powerful work called a &ldquo;choreopoem,&rdquo; <em>For Colored Girls</em> is a series of 20 poems by Ntozake Shange that tell stories of complications and sorrows, as well as joy and hope. The production includes music and dance and presents the audience with a personal view of the decisions, loves and dreams while combatting issues with race, gender and identity.</p> <p>The local performance is directed by Atlantic City native Travis Love, who is known for theater works such as <em>The Vagina Monolgues</em>, <em>Nina in Motion</em> and other community theater projects.</p> <p>The March 27 show begins at 7 p.m. in the Walter Edge Theater at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing. Tickets are $15 general admission and $5 for students with a valid ID.</p> <p>For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Culture Collective at (609) 318-4904 or cuturecollectiveac@gmail.com. Vendors can email culturecollectiveac@gmail.com, Attn: Christina Noble.</p> Tickets On Sale for 32nd Annual Restaurant Gala http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2114 <p>Tickets for the 32<sup>nd</sup> annual Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala are on sale. With a theme &ldquo;Under the Sea,&rdquo; the 2015 Gala will feature coastal d&eacute;cor and a decadent feast, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.</p> <p>The annual event celebrates food with hors d&rsquo;oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts and the house specialties of nearly 40 of the area&rsquo;s best restaurants at a progressive dining experience. A dessert extravaganza, organized by Chef Deborah Pellegrino of Caesars Entertainment and Chef Michael D&rsquo;Angelo of the Academy of Culinary Arts, will complete the evening&rsquo;s festivities, including tiered cakes, chocolate stations and petit fours, to name a few. Bailey Viola of Just Be. Studio in Egg Harbor Township will add her expertise in design and event planning to the dessert presentation.</p> <p>Each year hundreds of guests attend the Gala, which also features several genres of live music, including Don&rsquo;t Call Me Francis, The FM Band and Lenny Mitchell.</p> <p>The event has raised $3 million since 1984. Gala proceeds benefit student scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</p> <p>Tickets are $225 each. For more information, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 343-4986, email gala@atlantic.edu or visit <a href="../../gala">www.atlantic.edu/gala</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>RELATED NEWS:</strong></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2111">32nd Annual Restaurant Gala Honors Atlantic City Mayor and &lsquo;Food Network Star&rsquo; Finalist</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2109">Tickets Available for March 10 &lsquo;Taste of the Gala&rsquo;</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2101">Tickets on Sale for the &lsquo;Under the Sea&rsquo; Restaurant Gala March 26</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2091">Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2072">Tickets on Sale for the March 26 &lsquo;Under the Sea&rsquo; Restaurant Gala</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2112 <p>&ldquo;Madeleine Kelly&ndash;A Retrospective,&rdquo; an art exhibit by Madeleine Kelly of Pennsylvania, will be on display at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s newly renovated art gallery Feb. 27 &ndash; March 28. The gallery is located in the William Spangler Library&nbsp;at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike.</p> <p>Kelly believes art is passion, discovery, evolution and an endless journey. She loves to explore the versatility of multiple mediums. Her greatest joys are playing with paint textures and color even though she often works with neutral palettes to create dramatic effects. Although her inspirational triggers are everywhere it is often the medium itself that drives her work.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kelly will teach a workshop, &ldquo;Creating Water: Reflection and Movement in Soft Pastels,&rdquo; in March, at the Mays Landing Campus. Cost is $47. Call (609) 343-5655 for more information.</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 11 a.m. &ndash; 4 p.m., Saturday. The exhibit will be 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> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2111 <p>The Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala will mark its 32nd annual event by honoring Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian and Food Network Star finalist Nicole Gaffney, at the March 26 event at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City.</p> <p>Mayor Don Guardian, Atlantic City&rsquo;s newly elected mayor, will be honored for his over two decades of leadership as executive director of the Special Improvement District, his community participation and activism, as well as his vision for Atlantic City. Mayor Guardian proves to be a business citizen who&rsquo;s interested in ensuring a vibrant community for all.</p> <p>Nicole Gaffney, of Brigantine, is a chef, writer and television personality best known for being a finalist on the 10th season of the reality cooking competition, &ldquo;Food Network Star.&rdquo; On the show, Nicole brought attention to her coastal cuisine, cooking up dishes that boast bright, clean flavors, using fresh ingredients and simple preparations. Gaffney will prepare a signature dish for the March 26 Restaurant Gala.</p> <p>The Restaurant Gala is South Jersey&rsquo;s premier fundraising event and dining extravaganza. With the theme &ldquo;Under the Sea,&rdquo; the 2015 Gala will feature beautiful, oceanic d&eacute;cor alongside a decadent feast.</p> <p>The annual event celebrates food with hors d&rsquo;oeuvres prepared by students at the Academy of Culinary Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m., and original dishes from 40 of the area&rsquo;s best restaurants. An elegant dessert reception and live entertainment will complete the evening&rsquo;s festivities.</p> <p>Since 1984, the Gala has raised $3 million for scholarships at the Academy of Culinary Arts and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations. Tickets are $225 per person. For more information, contact Alicia McMackin at (609) 343-4986, email gala@atlantic.edu or visit <a href="../../gala">www.atlantic.edu/gala</a>.&nbsp;</p> <h2>RELATED NEWS:</h2> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2109">Tickets Available for March 10 &lsquo;Taste of the Gala&rsquo;</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2101">Tickets on Sale for the &lsquo;Under the Sea&rsquo; Restaurant Gala March 26</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2091">Gala 50/50 Raffle to Benefit Atlantic Cape Scholarships; Chance to Win up to $15,000 in Prizes</a></p> <p><a href="../../about/news/article.php?article=2072">Tickets on Sale for the March 26 &lsquo;Under the Sea&rsquo; Restaurant Gala</a><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><br /></span></p> NJ STARS Information Session Scheduled for March 10 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2110 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session for high school students eligible for free Atlantic Cape tuition under the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Walter Edge Theater, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.</p> <p>Learn more about NJ STARS I and II with guest panelists from Atlantic Cape, Rutgers University and the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.</p> <p>Established by the state in 2004, NJ STARS&mdash;Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship&mdash;provides high school students graduating in the top 15 percent of their class with free tuition at their local community college. Students from Atlantic and Cape May counties who meet all criteria will have up to two years from the date of high school graduation to enroll and begin using the scholarship at Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>Students must first apply for all need-based federal and merit-based state financial aid grants. After that, NJ STARS will cover the remaining balance of tuition. Students can save more than $50,000 in tuition and fees at a four-year college or university by spending their first two years at Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>To RSVP for this information session, visit <a title="http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/njstars/index.htm" href="../../admission/njstars/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.atlantic.edu/admission/njstars/index.htm</a>. For more information about NJ STARS and NJ STARS II, contact Carol Fraone at (609) 343-5009, (609) 625-1111, or (609) 463-4774, ext. 5009, or email <a href="mailto:mcleod@atlantic.edu">cfraone@atlantic.edu</a>.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2109 <p><span>Tickets are on sale for the 2015 &ldquo;Taste of the Restaurant Gala&rdquo; cooking demonstration and tasting, which will feature delectable hors d&rsquo;oeuvres prepared by Academy of Culinary Art students, 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 10. The event is held in Careme&rsquo;s Restaurant at the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing.</span><br /><br /><span>The 2015 Restaurant Gala culinary honoree and &ldquo;Food Network Star&rdquo; finalist, Nicole Gaffney of Brigantine, will prepare a signature dish during the event that will also be recreated at the 32nd Annual Atlantic Cape Community College &ldquo;Under the Sea&rdquo; Restaurant Gala by ACA students.</span><br /><br /><span>Tickets are $35 per person and proceeds benefit student scholarships and Atlantic Cape Foundation operations.</span><br /><br /><span>The Taste of the Restaurant Gala is offered in conjunction with the 32nd Annual Atlantic Cape Community College &ldquo;Under the Sea&rdquo; Restaurant Gala, which will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 26, at Bally&rsquo;s Atlantic City Hotel and Casino.&nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span>&nbsp;For tickets or more information, contact Alicia McMackin at </span>(609) 343-4986, <span>email&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:gala@atlantic.edu" target="_blank">gala@atlantic.edu</a><span>&nbsp;or visit&nbsp;</span><a href="../../gala" target="_blank">www.atlantic.edu/gala</a><span>.</span></p> Atlantic Cape Plans Black History Month Events http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2108 <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will celebrate Black History Month, with various fun, educational activities throughout February. All activities are free and open to the public.</p> <p>The Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, will feature an African-American Marketplace, sponsored by the Black Student Alliance, 11 a.m. &ndash; 2 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays in February, beginning <strong>Feb. 10</strong>,<strong> </strong>in the hallway of J-Building. Vendors will sell African-American art, books, jewelry and other collectibles. Additionally, The African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey will present a pictorial display of the rich history of Atlantic City&rsquo;s Northside, 10 a.m. &ndash; 2 p.m., Tuesday, <strong>Feb. 17</strong>, in Cafeteria B. African-American artist Glynnis Reed&rsquo;s exhibit, &ldquo;Quiet Power: A Retrospective &ndash; 1994-2014,&rdquo; is also on display until Feb. 21 in Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s newly renovated art gallery <strong>through Feb. 21</strong>.</p> <p>The Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., is showing the movie, &ldquo;Number 42, the Jackie Robinson Story,&rdquo;<em> </em>sponsored by Student Services, 12:30 p.m., <strong>Feb. 10</strong>, in the second floor student lounge. Essay readings on Martin Luther King&rsquo;s &ldquo;I Have a Dream&rdquo; speech, sponsored by Student Activities, will take place 12:30 &ndash; 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, <strong>Feb. 24</strong>, in Room 297. Turiya S. Abdur-Raheem, author and adjunct faculty member, will read from her book, &ldquo;Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash&rsquo;s and the Northside,&rdquo; 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, <strong>Feb. 25</strong>,<strong> </strong>in Room 204.</p> <p>The events are co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, Black Student Alliance and Student Activities. For more information, contact Lisa Givens at (609) 343-5010.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Technology Roundtable to Review Careers in IT March 6 http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2107 <p>If you are considering a career in technology or are interested in learning about the current trends in the field, join us for a Technology Roundtable, 6-9 p.m., Friday, March 6, at Atlantic Cape Community College.</p> <p>This free career exploration seminar will answer your questions and offer an overview of the technology programs at Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape offers both short- and long-term programs in computers, technology and IT certifications through its Continuing Education department. Career training programs include Microsoft Technology Associate, Computer Technical Solution Series, A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate and more. Workshops in graphic design, Web design and Microsoft programs are also available.</p> <p>To reserve your seat, visit www.atlantic.edu/ce or call (609) 343-5655. The Technology Roundtable will be held at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T.</p> http://www.atlantic.edu/about/news/article.php?article=2106 <p>In preparation for the 14th annual South Jersey&rsquo;s Men R&rsquo; Cookin&rsquo; event, Chef Kelly McClay, dean of the Academy of Culinary Arts, along with students, provided a cooking lesson for JoJo and Scotty, co-hosts of the &ldquo;ZXL Morning Show with JoJo &amp; Scotty&rdquo; on 100.7 WZXL, Tuesday, Feb. 3.&nbsp;</p> <p>JoJo and Scotty, in collaboration with students, will prepare Korean barbecue pulled pork on a crispy wonton with kimchi, at the Men R Cookin&rsquo; event, which benefits the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Atlantic City, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Pool at Harrah&rsquo;s Atlantic City, 777 Harrah&rsquo;s Blvd.</p> <p>ACA chefs have collaborated with the radio station since 2011 to prepare a dish for the fundraiser.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><a href="http://youtu.be/qyUpkH2vi2U" target="_blank">See video here</a></em></p>