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.
Phi Theta Kappa students sponsored “Snack Packs for Chemo” on November 14. Students assembled gift bags for cancer patients as a community service project.
Over 35 of our international students from 25 different countries volunteered to participate and perform at International Day on October 13. Students from 75 different countries are pursuing their education at CCC.
The Visual Arts Department hosted Glass Flame Working Demonstrations by internationally recognized glass artist David Graeber on October 7. The demonstrations are part of the Visual Art Lecture and Workshop Series funded by the Cultural and Heritage Commission of Camden County.
The Marlin Art Gallery hosted an artist presentation by Julia Blaukopf and Ron Tarver on September 20 as part of the ongoing Visual Art Lecture and Workshop Series funded by a grant from the Cultural and Heritage Commission of Camden County.
The Center began its fall schedule with 11 mini-courses and a six-lecture series with record enrollment. Currently, 185 people have purchased a yearly membership for $75, and 41 people have paid $30 for an individual mini-course. Annual favorites were the Haddonfield Walking Tour with Joe Haro and the Constitution Day lecture by Kelly Jackson.
Five first-place winners in Camden County’s Juried Senior Art Show have been awarded top honors at the state level in New Jersey’s 52nd Annual State Senior Citizen Juried Art Show, held this month at the Mercer County Division of the Cultural & Heritage Commission. Camden County’s winners are:
- Marilyn Weinstein, 1st Place in the Acrylic Professional category
- Marlane Uhr, 2nd Place in the Craft Non-Professional category
- Riccardo Veggian, 3rd Place in the Works on Paper Professional category
- Nancy Schmidt, Honorable Mention in the Digital Art Professional category
- Howard Shivers, Honorable Mention in the Oil Non-Professional Category
Each county in NJ holds its own Senior Art Show, and first-place winners in each county move on to the state level. Close to 300 pieces of Senior Citizens art are on display at the Meadow Lakes Senior Living facility in East Windsor, NJ. The exhibit is open to the public from September 20 to October 25, Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The artists will be recognized at a private reception and awards ceremony on October 26, 2018.
The Camden County Senior Art Show is sponsored by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College.