Our Camden City Campus plays an important role in the ongoing renaissance in the city. The report, The Positive Impacts of Investments in Camden, NJ on Social Determinants of Health, chronicles the progress that has occurred there in the last six years. I feel that this important report should be referenced and studied as it accounts the impactful gains that have been made in the city in the areas of educational achievement and economic stimulation. I’m proud of the work we do in Camden and I’m grateful of the accomplishments that our faculty and staff have made that contributed to the findings in the report.
Dr. Jacqueline Galbiati, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Advancement and Strategic Initiatives, has been named a “Woman to Watch” in the current issue of SJ Biz Magazine. Dr. Galbiati’s goals have always been to work hard and serve others. She wants to support Camden County and the College to maintain success and develop future leaders. She has a passion to help underserved populations succeed and wants to continue to help others complete their goals in life.
The Camden County College Foundation Gala held on March 1 raised $87,000 for the student scholarship fund. More than 275 attendees enjoyed the sights, sounds and flavors of Mardi Gras as the Connector Building Atrium was transformed into New Orleans by our talented staff and partner vendors. In addition to recognizing CCC employees that achieved career milestones, we presented the former Mayor of the City of Camden Dana Redd and Freeholder Jeff Nash with the Presidential Impact Award. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Foundation and College community, we thank you for your attendance, donations and support that made the gala a tremendous success.
The Marlin Gallery is proud to present Eclectic Environs, an exhibition of the works of Phil Rychert an artist who has served as the Art Technician at Camden County College for twenty years. He will retire this coming June. The exhibition is open Monday through Thursday, 12:30 to 4 p.m. through April 4.
Former NFL star Vance Johnson shared his inspirational story of hope and courage with students at the Blackwood and Camden Campuses of Camden County College on February 26. Johnson rose to the top of the NFL in the late 80’s with the Denver Broncos and then fell from grace and almost died from his struggle with alcohol and opioid addiction. His message “Hope after Dope” is aimed at inspiring individuals to become champions on and off the field.
Camden County College President Donald Borden, Board of Trustee Member Helen Albright Troxell, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) and Board of Trustee Member Anthony Maressa met during the Association of Community College Trustees National Legislative Summit on Feb. 12. The annual summit is the premier community college advocacy event in Washington, DC, bringing together more than 1,000 community college leaders. The event shines a spotlight on the importance of our nation’s community colleges for Congress and the Administration.