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Atlantic Cape’s Student Government Association Recognizes Accomplishments of its Clubs at Annual Recognition Ceremony

05/07/2024 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
SGA President Sultana Zakia presents an award to Rodrigo Marquez

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) recognized the contributions of its many diverse student clubs and its advisors, along with acknowledging and honoring some of the college’s finest and most dedicated students, staff and faculty members at the SGA’s Annual Club Recognition Program Ceremony on May 2 in the Student Center on the Mays Landing campus.

Lisa Givens presents an award to outgoing SGA President Sultana Zakia“As we celebrate the college’s 60th anniversary this year, we are excited again to celebrate our clubs and recognize the accomplishments of our students, and thank our dedicated club advisors, faculty, staff, and the many departments that support us in our efforts to provide a vibrant campus culture,” said Lisa Givens, assistant director, Student Engagement.

Chief of Staff Jean McAlister, on behalf of Atlantic Cape President Dr. Barbara Gaba, welcomed everyone to the evening’s event to acknowledge the spirit of dedication and service that the honorees have exhibited this year.

“Campus clubs and organizations are crucial components of student life on our college campus. They provide students with the opportunity for professional and personal development, social interaction and community engagement,” said McAlister. “To those in the clubs, you are the heart and soul of our students. You are their voice as well.”

Victor Moreno upon learning of his awardSpecial awards were presented to the following recipients in their respective categories:

  • Earth Day Winner: Psychology Club;
  • Hall of Fame Award: Pride Club;
  • Student Spotlight Award: Ibrihim Goodman and Rodrigo Marquez;
  • Beacon of Light Award: Victor Moreno, senior manager, Special Events, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management;
  • Above and Beyond Award: College Relations Department.

Members from Atlantic Cape’s 22 student clubs were recognized and honored with certificates for their dedication and accomplishments over the course of the school year.

Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Josette Katz remarked on the important role that being active in student clubs plays throughout a student’s time at Atlantic Cape.

Outgoing SGA President Sultana Zakia presents the gavel to incoming president Juwan Torres“Our college is not just a place to take classes and earn a degree. It’s a community where students come to grow and thrive, and at the heart of this community is our clubs. They serve as vehicles for personal and academic growth, and foster a sense of belonging,” said Dr. Katz. “The camaraderie you have with your faculty members, club advisor and fellow students have helped you cultivate essential life skills that extend beyond the classroom.”

Finally, outgoing 2023-24 SGA President and Class of 2024 graduate Sultana Zakia presented the incoming 2024-25 SGA President Juwan Torres with the ceremonial gavel.

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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.