Board Purchases Land for $1 to Expand Parking at City Center

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August 22, 2006

Board Purchases Land for $1 to Expand Parking at City Center

ACCC’s Board of Trustees passed a resolution offering appreciation and thanks to the Atlantic City Council for selling the land at 128 N. New York Ave, Lot 2, Block 323, to ACCC for $1 to expand parking at its Worthington Atlantic City Center. The property adjoins the City Center at 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

Board Memorializes 33-Year Employee, Marion Pool

The board remembered Marion Pool, recently deceased staff member, in a resolution. Marion passed away Aug. 17 at the age of 56. The Wildwood resident had served in a number of capacities at the college since 1973, working in enrollment services, continuing education and the new Cape May County Campus. The resolution recognized her work with NECC’99 and the Middle States accreditation process as well as her service to the Atlantic Cape May Employer Council, the Stan Marczyk Scholarship Foundation Committee and the Greater Atlantic City Region Tourism Council.

In Other Personnel Matters, the Board:

Approved these appointments:

--Thomas Innocente Sr., assistant professor of criminal justice, effective Sept. 5. He had served as a senior adjunct instructor with ACCC since 1984.

--Anita Polanco, assistant director, Educational Opportunity Fund Program, an externally funded position, effective Aug. 23. She had served as acting assistant director, EOF, and counselor I since 2004.

--Jane Satterthwaite, Adult Basic Education/GED Instructor, Continuing Education, an externally funded position, effective Sept. 5.
The resignation of Claire Farnum, Counselor I, Student Support Services, was accepted, effective

Sept. 15.

Purchases, Contracts Approved:

--Cape May County Technical High School, reimbursement for services performed, Tech Prep Grant, $58,739.

--Baker & Taylor Books, Bridgewater, purchase of library materials, including books and periodicals for Mays Landing Campus and Cape May County Campus libraries, not to exceed $35,000.

--Atlantic County Institute of Technology, reimbursement for services performed, Adult Education Grant, $19,690.

In Other Business:

--The board approved the monthly financial report as presented by Vice Chairperson Robert Boyer. A new tracking process for the budget margin will be presented next month.

--The board granted approval for the college to apply for a grant for up to $1.2 million with the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration for workforce training and capacity-building. ACCC would partner with Ocean County College, the Atlantic/Cape May Workforce Investment Board, healthcare employers and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology to develop a model using multiple training approaches, to develop internal capacity to address employer-identified needs in the allied health field and then implement a series of training activities based on these needs.
In Other Business (cont.):

Potential participants would be twelfth grade students, the unemployed, underemployed, displaced workers and incumbent workers seeking to enter or advance their careers. The grant would run Jan. 1, 2007 through Dec. 31, 2009.

--The board authorized Terry Sampson, executive director of administration and business services, to enter into contracts with the Atlantic County Utilities Authority for trash disposal tipping fees for a sum not to exceed $20,000; and with Sprint/Nextel for a cell phone plan not to exceed $25,000. Both have filed Business Disclosure Entity Certifications and Determinations of Value that will be placed on file with the resolutions.

--Dr. Albert Monillas, liaison to the ACCC Foundation, asked trustees to support fall fund-raising activities sponsored by the group. These include the Cape May County Fund-raiser Sept. 29, the Cape May County Championship Golf Tournament Oct. 13, and the Art and Entertainment Virtual Auction that will raise funds to assist ACCC nursing students.

--Eric Reynolds, chairperson of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, announced the college had signed an articulation agreement with Excelsior College that will allow ACCC students to transfer up to 90 credits. In addition, Montclair State University’s president sent a letter to Dr. Mora praising the fine preparation of ACCC students who recently graduated from Montclair. ESL testing procedures and the upcoming signing of a memo of understanding with Rutgers University were also discussed.

--Lynn Baumgardner, chairperson of the Minority Affairs Committee, said the group had set its meeting schedule and agenda for the coming year.

-- Dr. Richard Perniciaro, dean, administration, planning and research, reported on the work by Paulien Associates to prepare an environmental scan as part of the new college master plan and the preliminary implications that information will have for college facilities.

--Second-year nursing student Judy Cole read a letter she had sent to Lynda Pagliughi, president of the ACCC Foundation, on behalf of her classmates thanking the group for its financial support to defray the students’ program fees. Cole had appeared before the board in April asking for relief from the increased costs for nursing students, which were set in February. “Thank you for hearing our plea and acting,” she told the trustees.

In the President’s Report:

Dr. Peter Mora told the board:

--Dr. Herman Saatkamp, president of Richard Stockton College of N.J., hosted representatives from ACCC and two other area community colleges Aug. 3 to sign an articulation agreement with the colleges for their Education degree programs. WMGM-TV 40 covered the event.

-- “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” by Mark Haddon was selected by the faculty as the college book for 2006-07. Trustees were provided copies of the book and encouraged to take part in college-wide activities related to the book project.

-- The N.J. Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development and its work were featured in a recent NJ Business Magazine article which was distributed.

--ACCC received four awards from the American Heart Association for the 2006 American Heart Walk.

He recognized BettyAnn Inloes Hines, board secretary, for her leadership on this project.

The president introduced Dr. Art Wexler, senior dean of academic affairs, who reported that he will head a task force of the Academic Officers Association on strengthening linkages between credit and noncredit programs.
The next meeting of the board of trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Cape May County Campus, Middle Township. All are welcome to attend.
--Kathy J. Corbalis

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