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Atlantic Cape Board of Trustees honors Buccaneers Archery team at May meeting

05/25/2022 | Media Contact: Claire Sylvester | (609) 343-4933
Members of the Atlantic Cape Archery team with Dr. Barbara Gaba, college president, at the Board of Trustees meeting May 24, 2022 at the Cape May County campus. .

MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees conducted its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 24, at the Cape May County campus. The following motions were approved:


Academic Affairs

  • Offering the eSports Option, Business Administration, A.A.S., effective Fall 2022;
  • Offering the Advanced and Continuous Studies, A.S., effective Spring 2023.


Grant Activity

  • Application and, if awarded, acceptance of $1,437,685 over five years, or $287,537 per year, from the Federal TRIO Program for the Veterans Upward Bound program to recruit, retain, and graduate New Jersey Veterans;
  • Application to Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s office to support the BizHub project and, if awarded, acceptance of a grant of $1,000,000 over five years.


Contracts and Purchases

  • Bid 1862 B Mays Landing Campus Pumping Station Improvements, Chapter 12 Funded, Midatlantic Construction & Design Associates, Inc., Trenton, NJ, $955,000.00;
  • Bid Exempt 972 Website Chatbot Renewal, Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) (Grant Funded),, Inc., Boulder, Co., $35,443.00;
  • Bid Exempt 973 Repairs for Aviation Program Aircrafts, Big Sky Aviation, Millville, NJ, $22,000.00 (Minimum).


Personnel Matters

  • The appointment of Nakiya Darden, Senior Clerk, Finance, effective May 25, 2022;
  • The appointment of William Ritchie, Manager, Cape May Campus Operations, effective June 7, 2022;
  • The appointment of Suzanne Haggerty, Manager, Donor Database, Online Donation Platforms, and Prospect Research, effective July 5, 2022;
  • The promotion of Chris Vallese to the position of Technical Solutions Engineer effective May 25, 2022;
  • The promotion of Automne Bennett to the position of Senior Manager, Financial Aid, effective May 25, 2022;
  • The resignation of Rick Anzelone, Senior Director, Facilities and Security, effective May 17, 2022;
  • The retirement of Michelle Andrews, effective June 1, 2022;
  • The retirement of Rhonda Petruzzi, effective June 1, 2022.


Financial Matters

  • FY22 Financial Statement for ten months ended April 30, 2022;
  • Tuition and Fee Schedule for FY23, incorporating the Radiologic Technology Course Fees.


Other Matters

  • Honorary commendation to the Atlantic Cape Buccaneers Archery team for their perseverance, success, and leadership on the 50th year of the team’s founding;
  • Approved the observance of the Juneteenth holiday on Monday, June 20, 2022;
  • Grant the College President the authority to amend the current Emergency Operations Plan in accordance with New Jersey Statue 18A:3B-69 and review, update and submit the College’s Emergency Operations Plan in subsequent years.


The next meeting of the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 28, 2022, at the Mays Landing campus.

Members of the Atlantic Cape Archery team receive recognition from the Board of Trustees and Dr. Barbara Gaba, college president, during the board's May 24, 2022 meeting.