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Atlantic Cape President’s Distinguished and Young Alumni Honorees to be Recognized at Awards Dinner

03/14/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
2023 President's Distinguished Alumni Awards

MAYS LANDING — The Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba will recognize five graduates of the college at 2023 President’s Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 23, 5:30 p.m. at Careme’s Restaurant on the Mays Landing campus.

This year three individuals, Daniel L. Money ‘71, Chef Georgeann Leaming ‘99 and Dr. Ananda Davis-Wright ‘06, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, while Zachary Pashley ‘10 and Nicholas LaRotonda ‘14 will receive the Young Alumni Achievement.

“It is truly an honor to recognize the President's Distinguished Alumni, who give of their time, talent, and resources to generously serve others in their communities, Atlantic Cape and its students,” said Jean McAlister, chief of staff, chief advancement officer, executive director, Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation.

The President’s Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2010 to recognize Atlantic Cape graduates that have differentiated themselves through a combination of professional, academic and community-based accomplishments, and have also remained committed to supporting the college, its mission and students. The Distinguished Alumni Award Selection Committee reviews all candidates and selects the award recipients.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to Atlantic Cape graduates who have made significant contributions in their professional field, community and/or through humanitarian service. The Young Alumni Achievement Award is bestowed upon a graduate who is 40 years or younger and has excelled in his/her profession, made positive contributions to his/her community and remained connected to the college while supporting its mission and values.

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college offers over 40 career, transfer and workforce development programs to more than 8,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House and Mays Landing.


About Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation

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 $5 million for scholarships, Foundation operations and to enhance academic programs and the campus environment. Annually, the Foundation provides nearly $600,000 for institutional scholarships, grants and emergency help.