Mavis Amegah-Dorr was sworn in as the newest member of the Board of Trustees on September 3. She graduated from Camden County College in May 2019. Throughout her stay at the College, she was an active member of the student community. She was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, served as the chapter’s VP of fellowship, the vice president and president of the Women Empowered Club, and was an active member of the Addictions Counseling club, the World Cultures Club, and the Diversity Council. Ms. Amegah-Dorr was a member of the honors program, made the President’s list twice, and made the 2019 New Jersey All-State Academic Team. She participated in various volunteer work activities including the Child Placement Review Board of the Camden County Court House to help review the cases of children placed outside their homes by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) and AmeriCorps as a Summer VISTA Associate with the CFS Head Start Program in Camden, New Jersey. Ms. Amegah-Dorr is currently working toward her bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University.
Mindel (Minnie) Kaufman, 101, was one of 15 first-place ribbon recipients at the annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition sponsored by the Freeholder Board and the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College on August 7. The Cherry Hill artist was recognized for her submission “Flower Power” in the Professional Mixed Media category.
“I congratulate all of the artists that participated in this year’s contest. The judges certainly had a challenging task, as each work of art is impressive and worthy of recognition,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission. “I encourage everyone to visit Camden County College in Cherry Hill during the exhibition.”
This year, 55 artists aged 60 and over submitted entries in the following categories: acrylic painting, craft, digital art, mixed media, oil painting, pastel, print, photography, sculpture, watercolor, and works on paper. Professional and non-professional first-place winners in each category will go on to compete at the state level.
The gallery at the William G. Rohrer Center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Senior Citizens Art Exhibition runs through September 12.
The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College supports the local arts and history that make our communities dynamic places to live and work. The Commission was established by the Freeholder Board to act as the designated agency in Camden County to receive and administer the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Local Arts Program and the New Jersey Historical Commission County History Partnership Program.
(Blackwood, NJ) – The presidents of Camden County College and Stockton University announced their support for a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement that will help students make a smooth transition from Camden County College to Stockton’s bachelor’s degree program.
The Transfer Pathways agreement builds a strong relationship between Camden County College and Stockton by offering multiple opportunities for students to affordably pursue associate and bachelor’s degrees at the two institutions of higher education.
Camden County College President Donald Borden said the agreement is a benefit to students both financially and academically.
“Camden County College has the lowest tuition in the Delaware Valley, and among the most expanded articulation agreements with schools such as Stockton University,” Borden said. “We offer our students a quality education at an affordable rate and make it easy for them to transfer to any school of their choice to meet their educational goals.”
Stockton President Harvey Kesselman said he is excited to provide Camden County College students a new opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and take advantage of Stockton resources while at the community college.
“The number of students from Camden County who attend Stockton has been growing,” Kesselman said. “This is agreement will help support students as they begin their degree at Camden County College, and also provides the assurance that they can have a smooth pathway to a bachelor’s degree at Stockton. We look forward to participating in their success.”
The terms of the agreement include:
- Students who are denied direct admission to Stockton as a freshman applicant can receive conditional dual admission in partnership with CCC. Students will attend classes at CCC but will also have access to campus activities and student groups at Stockton using a special Stockton Identification Card from Stockton’s Transfer Pathways program.
- Students already enrolled at CCC can apply for conditional acceptance to Stockton while working towards their associate degree and be assured of acceptance prior to the term in which they are ready to transfer.
- Students who successfully complete their associate degree at CCC can automatically transfer to Stockton with junior standing. Application fees to Stockton will be waived for eligible students.
- Students who complete at least 36 credits at CCC and a total of 64 credits between the county college and the four-year institution, are eligible to receive a retroactive associate degree from CCC. Stockton and CCC will co-host “reverse transfer” information sessions for students.
- Stockton and CCC will develop specific program-to-program articulation agreements for high-demand majors to facilitate the quality and ease of transfer.
Students will receive joint advising from Stockton and CCC and a Stockton advisor will have office space and a regular schedule at CCC.
- Students will be eligible for financial aid from whichever institution they are attending. Stockton will provide five one-year scholarships of $2,000 per year to CCC graduates whose admission to Stockton is covered by the agreement.
- Stockton and CCC will establish an advisory committee to ensure best practices in recruitment, enrollment management, academic and student services, information technology, marketing and facilities use.
Camden County College Camden County College is one of the largest community colleges in New Jersey and ranks among the top nationwide in terms of associate degree graduates. Thanks to its technology-rich physical resources – located in Gloucester Township, Camden and Cherry Hill – and its highly-qualified, dedicated employees, the college has created a tradition of quality education and a reputation of agile, responsive service. Camden County College sustains a vibrant academic community characterized by imaginative teaching, caring student services, energetic management and collegial discussion of diverse ideas and opinions.
Dr. Shirley Richardson, Dean, and Dr. Carol Campbell, Associate Dean, of Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing are pleased to present the Spring 2019 Dean’s List students. Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing students are awarded the Dean’s List when achieving a GPA of 3.3 or greater in a semester.
The Spring 2019 Dean’s List students are
- Mikhaela Burrows
- Thomas Caspellan
- Ashley Ciarrocchi
- Lauren Donohue
- Alexis Edmiston
- Michael Eitzen
- Dilayla Ibrahim
- Manette Meacham
- Lydia Oyawole
- Diana Puglia
- Rebecca Simmons
- Christopher Stulz
Camden County College commemorates Memorial Day with opening of Veterans Office
The Camden County Freeholder Board will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 25 at 10 a.m. honoring the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. This year, the observance will feature the grand opening of the new Veterans Affairs Office on Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus.
“This observance is usually held at the Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh, but renovations at that site present us with an opportunity to announce that the Camden County Veterans Affairs Office has been relocated from Lakeland to Camden County College,” said Freeholder Melinda Kane, liaison to the Camden County Veteran’s Affairs Office. “The Memorial Day observance will take place in the college’s Presidential Courtyard. After the ceremony, please join us for an open house in the new Veterans Affairs Office in the college’s Wolverton Center. A light lunch will be served.”
Camden County College is located at 200 College Drive in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township. The Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs is located on the third floor of the Wolverton Center. The building, which also houses the library, is fully accessible with ramps and an elevator.
“To honor our heroes this Memorial Day weekend, join us in remembering that this holiday has been designated by this grateful nation to honor our veterans that have fought and died for our country,” Kane said.
For more information on services available to veterans, please contact the Camden County Veterans Affairs Office at 1-800-464-VETS.
(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College invites artists age 60 and above who currently reside in Camden County to submit their original work to the 53rd annual Senior Citizens Juried Art Contest and Exhibition.
Artists at any level of skill or experience are invited to participate, including amateurs and non-professionals as well as working artists. Artists may submit one entry that has been created within the past three years, is an original creation of the artist, and has not been submitted previously to a county or state art show. Categories of work include acrylic painting; craft; digital art; mixed media; oil painting; pastel; print; photography; sculpture; watercolor; and works on paper (drawing).
Artwork will be judged by an independent panel of artists. First-place winners in all categories will advance to compete at the state level in the New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show.
Artwork will be accepted at the William G. Rohrer Center, Camden County College, 1889 Rt. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 on Monday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, July 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 24, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibit opens Wednesday, August 7 with a meet-the-artists reception and awards ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. and runs to September 12, 2019, at the William G. Rohrer Center.
For more information about the contest, including eligibility and artwork display rules, visit camdencc.edu/commission or contact the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, 856-374-4945.
JHSC expected to drive job growth and economic development in the city.
(Camden, NJ) – Federal, state, and local elected officials gathered today with leaders from Camden’s higher education institutions on their first tour of the Joint Health Sciences Center (JHSC). Once complete, the 100,000 square-foot building will be used by Rowan University, Rutgers University–Camden, Camden County College, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) for research, education and training.
Chief Executive Officer, Dana Redd, previously talked about the newest addition to the Eds and Meds corridor in the city.
“We’re going to see some of the region’s best and brightest scientific minds flocking to the City of Camden when this project is completed,” Redd said. “The city will soon be synonymous with scientific and medical innovation. We expect this to make Camden one of the most sought-after research destinations in the state of New Jersey.”
Chairman of the Joint Board, Jack Collins spoke about the economic impact of the JHSC and what its completion will mean for the City of Camden.
“Education and medicine is the fastest growing job sector in New Jersey, and is among the top sectors nationwide. By 2020, estimates suggest that as many as 1 in 6 New Jersey jobs will be in eds and meds,” Collins said. “The JHSC represents the promise of economic sustainability in Camden long after this building is opened. Because of the unprecedented collaboration taking place here, Camden will see accelerated job growth, increased investment in businesses and start-ups, and an influx of professionals and students who will actively participate in the local economy.”
Standing in the lobby of the new building after the tour Congressman Donald Norcross talked about the unprecedented collaboration between the higher education institutions and the long-term vision for the corridor.
“We’re seeing the future of science, the future of medicine and the future of education in Camden,” Norcross said. “I am impressed with the work accomplished so far – and I know, when completed, this center will bring world-class research and jobs to our area. Thanks to the collaborations between our South Jersey institutions, Camden is both attracting and retaining great students and educators. I look forward to continuing to see the growth of our ‘Eds and Meds’ Corridor.”
The $70 million, four-story building will include research laboratory space for Rowan University and Rutgers University-Camden, a simulation rooms for medical students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, instructional space and simulation labs for Camden County College, office space for the Board of Governors, a first-floor café, a rooftop terrace, and general-use multipurpose spaces. Construction began in the fall of 2017, and the JHSC is expected to open later this fall.
“This is the first facility of its kind, where multiple universities and institutions share one facility, ever to be built in New Jersey,” Redd continued. “By bringing together partners from across higher education, and leveraging available resources, we were able to bring Camden a state-of-the-art facility that’s going to provide new jobs to the city, additional job training and educational opportunities, and significant economic growth to the Eds and Meds corridor and all of the city.”
The JHSC is based on the MESH Economy Model, which co-locates faculty and students from different academic disciplines in order to share facilities and equipment. By bringing these various institutions together, resources can be utilized with maximum efficiency to make this a definitive research footprint in South Jersey. Approximately two-thirds of the space will be dedicated to research, multi-purpose rooms and offices for biomedical research.
“We are setting an example for the rest of the country with respect to how institutions can collaborate efficiently and positively impact the economy of an entire region,” said Ali Houshmand, President of Rowan University. “We are supporting the number one driver of economic growth in the region, and investing in the long-term viability of Camden’s resurgence in South Jersey. Our message is that our universities plan to rise together with the City of Camden right alongside us.”
The construction of the 100,000 square-foot building will generate approximately $72 million in economic impact in the City of Camden alone and $122 million statewide by the time the project is completed. Even more importantly, the education and training that will take place in the Center will prepare generations of area residents for meaningful careers in health care and biomedical research.
Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor, Phoebe Haddon, spoke about the future of biosciences in the city.
“The research that Rutgers–Camden scientists will conduct in the Joint Health Sciences Center will be nothing short of transformational. Our innovation in the biosciences will chart new medical treatments, define scientific processes, and create applications that advance New Jersey’s health care providers and other businesses. Better still, the nature of this building will promote meaningful collaborations among researchers and educators from Rutgers, Rowan, and Camden County College. The Joint Health Sciences Center places New Jersey at the forefront of maximizing public investment in research and Rutgers University–Camden is proud to play a leading role in this endeavor.”
Camden County College President Donald Borden also talked about the benefit for students and professionals who are located at the new site.
“These are the premiere public research universities in New Jersey coming together, putting our students’ side-by-side and providing them with the same resources,” Borden said. “This is going to create an environment you cannot find on any one campus. Our students will have greater access to their peers, research opportunities, and an incredibly far-reaching professional network. All of this access is going to help people build careers in Camden, and that’s going to push growth in the city to levels we haven’t seen in decades.”
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(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Camden County College is now offering a new Cybersecurity program designed to provide students with an affordable path toward a career in the fast-growing cybersecurity field. The curriculum will prepare students for both transfer and career opportunities.
“This is a ground-up program designed for everyone regardless of whether they have little or no computer expertise or are an established information technology professional looking to expand their marketability,” said CCC President Donald Borden. “All you need is the desire to become one of the most sought-after professionals in the technology field today.”
According to the US Department of Homeland Security website, as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, the demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to protect our nation’s networks and information systems will only continue to grow. Information security and cybersecurity are rapidly growing industries with increased workforce needs. The average IT-related job typically earns salaries at least 50 percent higher than the average private sector job.
There are currently over half a million job openings nationwide in cybersecurity. Career opportunities include Information Security Engineer, Data Scientist and Computer Forensics.
CCC’s courses for the Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science Degree will be offered beginning on Sept. 3 at the College’s Blackwood and Cherry Hill locations. Subjects include Database Security and Protection, Introduction to Homeland Security, and Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing. Graduates will be prepared for industry certification in CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+ and Cisco-CCENT.
To learn more, or to register for classes, visit the Cybersecurity program. For additional information, contact Richard Dolan, Director at (856) 227-7200 ext. 4518 or email@example.com.
Camden County College is one of the largest community colleges in New Jersey and ranks among the top nationwide in terms of associate degree graduates. Thanks to its technology-rich physical resources – located in Gloucester Township, Camden and Cherry Hill – and its highly-qualified, dedicated employees, the college has created a tradition of quality education and a reputation of agile, responsive service. Camden County College sustains a vibrant academic community characterized by imaginative teaching, caring student services, energetic management and collegial discussion of diverse ideas and opinions.
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Did you know that our nation’s Community Colleges…
- serve more than 40% of all college students in the United States
- receive less than ½ the per student funding than the public research sector
- contribute $800 billion to America’s economy
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Camden County College has partnered with BookSmiles to collect new and gently used books for children up to the 6th grade reading level. The donated books will be given to student teachers and educators to share with their students and build their classroom libraries.
“Books open world of opportunity for children and help develop reading habits that last a lifetime,” said Camden County College President Donald Borden. “Please join me in sharing a passion for reading by dropping some books in the collection bin. Why let those books sit on the shelf when they can help a child learn to read?”
The BookSmiles donation bins are located in the main entrance of the Wolverton Library and near the Lab Coat Café in Halpern Hall on the Blackwood Campus.
Since last October, more than 600 books have been collected at CCC, including Spanish language titles.
Donate a book and give a kid a smile today.