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.
Ron Tomasello is joining us from Camden County government where he has served as a Public Information Officer for the Freeholder Board for 27 years. Some of you may remember Ron from when he performed a similar role at Camden County College in the late 90s. He is looking forward to working with everyone to promote the college, and publicize our successes to the community. Please feel free to reach out to him with your story ideas.
Gregory Brellochs (Visual Arts) presented in the annual Philadelphia Open Studio Tours event hosted by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia on October 7.
Deborah Moss Marris (Visual Arts) is showing a selection of her drawings at Workshop Underground, in Philadelphia through November 27. She also has a painting entitled, A Far Cry in the Open Media Juried Exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, N.J.
Daniel Banks (Ophthalmic Science) earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Rowan University in August 2018.
Gregory Brellochs (Fine Arts) is featured in a three-person exhibition entitled Visions of Biophilia at Mount Airy Contemporary in Philadelphia. The show runs through November 10.
Adjunct Professor Deborah Moss Marris has two of her paintings featured in M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Glass, the third film of the Unbreakable Trilogy.
Congratulations to Matthew Sorrento (Academic Skills English) who received his Ph.D. from the University of Westminster this summer. His dissertation topic was, To What Extent Does the New American Crime Film Reflect Hybridity of Genre?
Gregory Brellochs (Visual Arts) had work selected for the prestigious 77th Woodmere Annual Exhibition and the Woodmere Museum in Chestnut Hill, PA this past June. His work was also the recipient of a Juror’s Award in that exhibition.
Isabel Gray (Library) attended the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans in June. She attended many sessions geared toward the academic librarian and community colleges.
Dr. Michael Colbert (Psychology) recently attended the national convention of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco. While there, Psi Beta held its strategic planning meeting for the coming year and Michael was re-elected to serve another two-year term as the Eastern Region Vice President. The Psychology Department sponsored Psi Beta Chapter Officer, Ericka Frick, to attend this national convention.
Prof. Ellen Hernandez (Academic Skills English) studied Arabic in Marrakech, Morocco, this summer and volunteered with a women’s literacy project in a Moroccan mountain village. Her experience is documented in the blog.
Dr. William Curtis (Psychology) has been selected for an “Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Publications Board for “Marquis’ Who’s Who in America.”
Lori Lenox (Library) presented a workshop in conjunction with Distance Learning for a group of adjunct professors on the benefits of using the library’s resources (including information literacy classes) and how to make these resources more readily available in WebStudy.