Atlantic Cape Community College News at Atlantic Cape Community College Golf Tournament Raises $21,000 for Scholarships <p>The 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships golf tournament raised more than $21,000 for student aid and Foundation operations. Held Oct. 10 at Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May, the tournament drew nearly 100 players.</p> <p>Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships for students attending Atlantic Cape and for Foundation operations. Cape May National Golf Club, Ameriprise Financial, Borden Perlman Salisbury &amp; Kelly, CASA Payroll Services, Cooper Levenson Attorneys at Law, Herald Newspapers, Marsh &amp; McLennan Agency, McMahon Agency and Rio Auto Body were major sponsors of the tournament.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides more than $200,000 for institutional scholarships and to support college educational endeavors.</p> Health Care Training Available for Career Changers <p><strong></strong>The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College offers a variety of programs to train individuals interested in starting or advancing their health care career.</p> <p><strong>Certified Home Health Aide for CNAs</strong> is designed for the Certified Nurse Aide who wants to advance in the field, Nov. 19 &amp; 20.</p> <p><strong>Certified Nurse Aide</strong> is a great way to start a career in the health care profession. CNAs will be eligible for employment in a long-term care facility, assisted living facility, adult medical day care or some hospitals. Classes begin Jan. 5.</p> <p><strong>Phlebotomy Technicians</strong> are skilled in blood collection techniques, handling, transporting and processing blood specimens. Hands-on training begins Feb. 16.</p> <p>Learn the concepts behind electrocardiography and prepare for a career as an EKG technician in<strong> EKG/Telemetry Technician</strong>, beginning April 21.</p> <p>Clinical workshops including CPR/AED/BLS for Health Care Professionals and Heartsaver CPR/AED/First Aid are offered monthly.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Lecture and lab modules will take place at the Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd. Clinical expertise will come from various hospital settings.</p> <p>For more information or to register, contact (609) 343-5655 or visit <a href="../../conted"></a>.&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month By forming Annual Human Pink Ribbon (PHOTO) <p>Atlantic Cape students, faculty and staff wore their best and brightest pink outfits and accessories for &ldquo;Think Pink, Turn the Campus Pink Day,&rdquo; Oct. 22, and created the annual human pink ribbon in the Quad of the Mays Landing Campus to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.</p> <p>Afterwards, students and staff enjoyed refreshing Pink Smoothies by Maui Wowi and had access to breast cancer awareness information.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Learn About Nursing Program at Nov. 20 Information Session <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will hold an information session for those who want to learn about a nursing career.</p> <p>The Nursing Program Information Session will take place 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Walter Edge Theater, C-building, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The session will focus on Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s registered nurse program, including the selection process and methods to prepare for the entrance exam.</p> <p>Attendees are advised to arrive 15 minutes in advance to sign in and collect handout literature. The session is free and open to the public.</p> <p>For more information, contact Glenda Stogel at (609) 343-5048, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5048, or visit <a href="../../program/academic/nursing/upcomingSessions.htm"></a>.</p> College Holds Ribbon-Cutting Event for Hospitality and Gaming Wing <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the <em>Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies</em> at the college&rsquo;s Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus Thursday, Oct. 16. More than 50 college, government and hospitality representatives attended.</p> <p>The event featured the official ribbon cutting and remarks from Dr. Peter L. Mora, Atlantic Cape president; Howard Kyle, chief of staff for the Atlantic County executive; Don Guardian, Atlantic City mayor; Rick Mazer, president and general manager for Harrah&rsquo;s Resort, Caesars Entertainment; and John Palmieri, executive director of the CRDA. Guests then toured the new facility.</p> <p>Designed by Blumberg Associates of Atlantic City, the 20,000-square-foot addition will train entry- and mid-level culinary and hospitality workers. The wing includes two teaching kitchens, classrooms, offices, Casino Career Institute space and a hydroponic greenhouse. The wing will create a central training facility for introductory and advanced culinary arts, computers, retail training and hospitality management.</p> <p>&ldquo;This wing represents the largest expansion of our Atlantic City campus in its 30-year history. With this new addition, the campus is now 100,000 square feet. Through this site, the college has provided undergraduate education and job training&nbsp;to tens of thousands of area residents and employees of the hotel/casino industry,&rdquo; Mora said.</p> <p>The facility houses an expansion of Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s nationally recognized Academy of Culinary Arts, which will provide culinary training courses at this site to meet the needs of employers and employees&nbsp;in the food and beverage operations within the city&rsquo;s hospitality industry.</p> <p>&ldquo;The ability to find talented culinary workers is not as easy as you think. Having this facility in the heart of the city will be a huge benefit,&rdquo; Mazer said.</p> <p>The $10 million project was jointly funded by Atlantic County and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority with funds designated for the project by Caesars Entertainment. CRDA awarded the college a $5 million grant to construct the center and Atlantic County matched that sum as part of its pledge to support capital improvements at Atlantic Cape.</p> <p>&ldquo;We want a skilled and competent workforce, and this facility will provide those transferable skills,&rdquo; Palmieri said.</p> <p>Located at the Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., the wing will allow Atlantic City residents access to training for employment in the region&rsquo;s top industries. The center will create a centralized training hub and enhance Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s existing programs that support the region&rsquo;s hospitality and gaming efforts, which remain the No. 1 industry.</p> <p>The <em>Caesars Entertainment Wing for Hospitality and Gaming Studies</em> is one of five key projects in Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Master Facilities Plan: Blueprint 2020 that will support the college&rsquo;s mission of providing superior undergraduate education and top-quality workforce training. For more information about the project, visit <a href="../../"></a>.</p> Learn about the Academy of Culinary Arts at Fall Open Houses <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 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>ACA students have gone on to compete on nationally televised food shows including Chopped and The Next Food Network Star.&nbsp;</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, and recently received a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. &nbsp;For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email <a href=""></a> or visit <a href="../../aca"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Atlantic Cape to Host Health Career Sessions This Fall <p><strong></strong>Atlantic Cape Community College will host Health Career Planning Sessions at the Mays Landing and Cape May County campuses this fall to provide potential students with valuable tips about careers in allied health. The sessions are free and open to the public.</p> <p><strong>Cape May County Campus:</strong> 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, in Cape May Court House, Room 113.</p> <p><strong>Mays Landing Campus:</strong> 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Cafeteria B.</p> <p>The sessions are designed for those thinking about pursuing a health career, as well as those considering changing careers, returning to school or those currently enrolled in prerequisite courses for an allied health degree.</p> <p>They will detail the educational requirements, clarify the training needed to enter or advance in health professions, review roles and responsibilities within various job titles and explore training options and alternate career routes. Shorter technical training certificates and entry-level positions will be reviewed as career advancement opportunities. This session with also provide details about the new Radiologic Technology associate degree program that is offered in partnership with the Shore Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology.</p> <p>For more information or to pre-register, contact Glenda Stogel at (609) 343-5048, (609) 463-4774, ext. 5048 or email <a href=""></a>.</p> Resources Available for Displaced Casino Workers <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>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>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> <ul> <li><strong>Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus</strong>, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., Room 145. Mondays-Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call (609) 343-4857.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><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. </li> </ul> <ul> <li><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.</li> </ul> <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 closure of Atlantic City casinos can learn more about Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s credit and noncredit programs at an open house, Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. For more information about the college, call (609) 343-4900.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Counseling Assistance for Students Affected by Casino Closings</span></strong></p> <p>Students who have been impacted by the recent casino closings and need assistance are encouraged to visit a campus Counseling office to speak to a counselor.&nbsp; Sessions are free and short-termed, but referrals can be made if additional services are needed.</p> <p>Please call the Counseling office to schedule an appointment:</p> <p>Mays Landing&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (609) 343-5667</p> <p>Atlantic City&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (609) 343-4859</p> <p>Cape May&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (609) 463-8113</p> Timely Warning Notice About Bike Path Safety Near CMCC <p>Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Security Department would like to make students and staff aware of recent incidents with an individual on the Cape May County bike path adjacent to the campus.&nbsp; A man reported to be in his early twenties has approached people on the path in a threatening manner.</p> <p>Security strongly encourages all students and staff to take precautions when walking alone on the Cape May bike path. Please have your cell phones handy, walk with a partner and be familiar with your surroundings while on the path. Report all incidents to security and local police immediately.</p> <p>If anyone has information about this individual or incidents or was a victim and did not report the crime, please contact Atlantic Cape Security or Middle Township Police Department.</p> <p><strong>Contact Security at</strong></p> <p>Mays Landing Campus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 343-5125</p> <p>Atlantic City Campus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 343-4841</p> <p>Cape May County Campus&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 463-6390</p> <p>Are you an unemployed or underemployed resident looking to start 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 Monday, Nov. 3. The program is funded by Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board.</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>Unemployed or underemployed residents who have an idea for their own business are encouraged to register; a few seats remain.</p> <p>For additional information or to enroll, contact Jean McAlister at (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Careme&rsquo;s, the student-run, gourmet restaurant at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts, will celebrate autumn with a seven-course Fall Harvest Dinner, presented by the Culinary Student Association, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24.</p> <p>The seven-course dinner will be fall-themed and feature locally grown produce prepared by the ACA students. The event highlights community supported agriculture, bringing ingredients from the farm to the table. Patrons can bring their own wine or champagne.</p> <p>Ticket cost is $60 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape. Cash or check only; make checks payable to Atlantic Cape Community College. There are only 66 spots available, so make reservations by calling (609) 343-4940. Visit <a href="../../aca/caremesSpecials.htm"> </a>to see the evening&rsquo;s menu.</p> <p>The restaurant is named after the first &ldquo;celebrity chef&rdquo; in culinary history, Marie-Antoine Careme. Careme&rsquo;s command of culinary art was so famous in the early 19<sup>th</sup> century that he became known as &ldquo;the chef of kings and the king of chefs.&rdquo;</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs and food service professionals for more than 30 years. For more information about the Academy, visit <a href="../../aca"></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Celebrity Chef Julie Bashore Teaches Future Chefs at ACA <p>Baking and pastry students in Chef Michael D&rsquo;Angelo&rsquo;s Wedding Cake Design class got a real treat Tuesday, Oct. 7, when Julie Bashore, Master Confectioner and award-winning chef, visited and taught their class at Atlantic Cape Community College&rsquo;s Academy of Culinary Arts. Bashore, native of England, also won TLC&rsquo;s season 2, episode 8 &ldquo;Ultimate Cake Off: Fairy Tale Wedding,&rdquo; in 2010. She is well known for a technique with fondant that does not require the use of powdered sugar or cornstarch, thus making the texture less &ldquo;chewy&rdquo; and more palatable to the American market. Currently, she operates and owns Sugar Arts at Donecker&rsquo;s in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>The ACA has been training future chefs for more than 30 years, and recently received a national accreditation from the American Culinary Federation. For more information about the ACA, call 1-800-645&#8209;CHEF, email&nbsp;<a href=""></a>, or visit&nbsp;<a href="../../aca"></a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> College Offers Web Design Workshops this Fall <p>Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a series of web design workshops for individuals interested in learning the ins and outs of how to create Web pages this fall. Save $50 off the cost of taking classes individually by registering for the entire series.</p> <p><strong>Dreamweaver Design Package</strong> will educate participants on the software needed to create their own website, six Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 6 &ndash; Dec. 18. Cost is $475.</p> <p><strong>Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 </strong>will teach attendants how to easily create Web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver CS6, learning how to implement their own buttons and graphics to address the needs of the page and integrate the power of the program for professional results, two Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 6 &ndash;18. Cost is $175.</p> <p><strong>Intermediate Dreamweaver CS6 </strong>will take the next step in graphic design to teach participants how to create meaningful and professional Web pages by creating navigational bars, pull-down menus and disjoint rollovers, two Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 20 &ndash; Dec. 4. Cost is $175.</p> <p>During <strong>Advanced Dreamweaver CS6</strong>, attendants will construct a simple website containing basic graphic design, a data input page, search page and database update page, two Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 9 &ndash; 18. Cost is $175.</p> <p>Web desktop design workshops are offered at the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Building T. &nbsp;For more information or to register, visit <a href="../../ce"></a> or call (609) 343-5655.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Artwork by Steve Kuzma on Display at Art Gallery through Oct. 25 <p>Steve Kuzma&rsquo;s exhibit &ldquo;Autumn Zephyr&rdquo; will be on display at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s newly renovated art gallery through Oct. 25. The gallery is located in a large space in the William Spangler Library&nbsp;at Atlantic Cape&rsquo;s Mays Landing Campus. <strong>A free &ldquo;Meet the Artist&rdquo; reception will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 at the gallery.</strong></p> <p>Kuzma lives in Ventnor and also maintains a studio there, as well as Marlton. In his extensive travels overseas and throughout the continental United States, he has developed a growing connection to nature and is profoundly inspired by beauty. This love and appreciation of nature, coupled with his deeply spiritual art, form the foundation of his unique style and sublime message. A strong sense of color and a free-flowing painterly method blend with a masterful use of layering techniques, to provide the depth and dimension inherent to all of his paintings.</p> <p>Gallery hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.</p> <p>For more information, contact Joyce Hagen, art gallery coordinator, at</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Oct. 10 Golf Tournament to Benefit Atlantic Cape Students <p>The 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College Scramble &ldquo;Fore&rdquo; Scholarships golf tournament is planned for Friday, Oct. 10, at the Cape May National Golf Club in Cape May. Partnering with the Atlantic Cape Foundation, CMNGC will host the tournament to support student scholarships and Foundation operations.</p> <p>The tournament will follow a scramble format, beginning with a shotgun-start at <br /> 11 a.m. Player fees, which include a complimentary gift, lunch and awards dinner, are $150 per person and $500 per foursome.</p> <p>Golfers can participate in a variety of skills challenges, including closest-to-the-pin and longest drive contests. Individuals and businesses can also support the event through sponsorship package opportunities ranging from $125 to $5,000.</p> <p>Located on Route 9 near renowned Victorian Cape May, and centrally located along one of the world&rsquo;s most famous bird migration flyways, Cape May National has been recognized as one of the most naturally beautiful courses in the United States.</p> <p>For sponsorship or player information, contact Torrina Bennett-Michael at (609) 463-4672 or <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>Atlantic Cape established the Foundation in 1978 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity to build a broad base of financial support for its programs and services. Foundation members are drawn from local industry and small businesses and represent a broad cross-section of active leaders in the community. The Foundation has raised more than $3 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides $270,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help and another $70,000 to support college educational endeavors.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>