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Center for Student Success Recognizes Students, Faculty and Staff at Annual Graduate Awards Ceremony

05/07/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Graduating student recognizes her professor with Extra Miler Award during CSS Graduate Award Ceremony

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College’s Center for Student Success (CSS) presented awards to 20 graduating students for their outstanding academic achievement, as well as, faculty and staff members for their unsung dedication this school year during the Annual Graduate Awards Ceremony on May 3 in the Walter E. Edge Theater on the Mays Landing campus.

Stacey Zacharoff speaks to the audience“Thank you for coming out to support our graduates. It is because of them that we do what we do. Today is for us to acknowledge students who have participated in the Educational Opportunity Fund, the Center for Accessibility, NJ STARS Program, Student Support Services, veterans and military related students,” said Stacey Zacharoff, senior director, Center for Student Success. “It is now our opportunity today to celebrate them and their achievements.”

The ceremony began with graduating students receiving a certificate signifying their academic achievements. Many of those students bestowed upon a college faculty or staff member the Extra Miler Award for going above and beyond to help them succeed along the way. Overall, more than 250 students were recognized for their successes as a CSS-eligible student.

Ibrihim Goodman awards Nicole Thompson with an Extra Miler AwardThe following college faculty and staff members were recognized with an Extra Miler Award: Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Alonna Brown, Mark Camma, Jeanine DiNardo, Matthew Dixon, Dena Ferone, Keith Forrest, Noelle Gaetano, Karina Gonzalez, Jerome Ingram, Lynette Ingram, Dennis Jones, Najah Jones, Raymond Keller, Rashawn Martin, Victor Moreno, Richard Perello, Katie Piontkowski, Susan Van Rossum, Dr. Beth Sanders-Robinowitz, Angela Stewart, Nicole Thompson, Juliana Torres-Santiago and Terrance Witcher.

Atlantic Cape CSS staff members announced the award winners in the following categories:

Counselor’s Awards:

Grace Foster

Evon Rodriquez

Tyler Bowen

Rachel Yu

Cecilia Yang

In Memory of Juan Alvarez Award:

Haniyah Bey

Director’s Awards (3.0-3.49 GPA):

Quinn Cowan

Omar Alam

Ibrihim Goodman

Imani Hubbard

Ashley Guadarrama

Lafutima Jones

Outstanding Academic Achiever Awards (3.5 GPA or higher):

Daniela Contreras

Madeline Richards

Navin Patterson

Steven Lasewicz

Jonathan Teter

Rodrigo Miguel Marquez Torres

Receiving the Paula Stewart Davis Award for support staff was Student Services Associate Henry Guzman-Flores, while Professor Stephanie Natale-Boianelli won for faculty. The award is named after Paula Stewart Davis, a former Atlantic Cape retired Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

The CSS program offers a variety of services that include, but are not limited to, counseling, academic advisement, monitoring of academic progress, leadership development, mentoring, assistance with transfer process and cultural activities. Academic support programs that are available to help eligible students attain their academic goals include the Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF), Student Support Services (SSS), New Jersey STARS (NJSTARS), Center for Accessibility (CFA) and Men of Atlantic Cape (MAC).

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a Middle States accredited, 2022 Achieving the Dream Leader College and Hispanic Serving Institution proudly serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. As a comprehensive, two-year community college, Atlantic Cape offers 47 undergraduate degree programs, and 33 certificate and professional series programs at its Mays Landing, Atlantic City and Cape May campuses. Atlantic Cape is home to the renowned Academy of Culinary Arts, rated the top culinary school in New Jersey, and for more than 50 years, our highly-acclaimed Nursing program. Atlantic Cape also partners with more than 30 colleges and four-year universities to offer students the opportunity to seamlessly earn a bachelor’s degree upon graduation.