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Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus Earns Betterment Award at Annual Chamber Meeting and Installation Dinner

10/20/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Atlantic Cape's Krista Fitzsimons, Dr. Barbara Gaba and Jean McAlister accept the Betterment Award

WILDWOOD — Atlantic Cape Community College’s Cape May County campus was recognized as the 2023 Cape May County Betterment Award recipient at the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce’s 79th Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner at the Wildwoods Convention Center on October 18.

Atlantic Cape's Cape May campus was the recipient of the 2023 Betterment AwardThe Betterment Award, which was sponsored this year by Ocean View Trailer Sales, annually recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations, and government entities that contribute to enhancing the quality of life for both residents and visitors through impactful projects, facilities services, and educational restoration efforts that preserve Cape May county’s heritage and enrich public access.

“We are so proud to receive this award. This honor is a tribute to the staff and faculty for all of their dedication and hard work in making the Cape May campus the best it can be,” said Director of Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County campus and Community Outreach Krista Fitzsimons. “Our outreach activities have shined a light on the Cape May campus and we work hard to bring the community a quality, affordable and nurturing educational environment.”

Representing Atlantic Cape and accepting the award on the college’s behalf were President Dr. Barbara Gaba, Chief of Staff and Atlantic Cape Foundation President Jean McAlister, and Fitzsimons, who was also sworn in as a Chamber officer for the coming year.

“I want to thank the Cape May County Chamber for recognizing our efforts in providing high-quality education to our students, partnering and supporting the community, and aiding small businesses throughout Cape May County,” Gaba said. “We are committed to Cape May County and proud of the work we are doing there.”

Other annual Excellence Awards handed out on this evening included the Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Environmental Leadership Award, Young Professional Award, Military Veteran Leadership in Business Award, Non-Profit of the Year, Robert C. Patterson Jr. Spirit of Leadership Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Atlantic Cape’s 68,000-square-foot Cape May County campus opened in August 2005 on South Dennis Road adjacent to the Cape May County 4-H Grounds. The facility features two wings that house an information commons with a combination library and computer lab; a 100-seat lecture hall; a full-service cafeteria; and 19 classrooms, including chemistry and biology labs, three academic computer labs, two continuing-education computer labs and one distance education classroom.

The campus offers credit, non-credit and personal enrichment classes. In addition, Atlantic Cape provides support services facilities, including counseling, testing, tutoring and financial aid offices as well as administrative offices.

Visit for more information on Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County campus.


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.