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.
The Optical Clinic successfully moved from the Community Center to CIM-119 and expanded product options for faculty, staff, students and alumni. A 20 percent, “Back-to-School” sale helped bring students and staff to the new location.
The library celebrated Constitution Day with a display of constitution-related books and had pocket Constitutions available for students to take, courtesy of Jackie Tenuto in Enrollment and Student Services. The current display features banned books through the years.
The College Now Campus Course Program has expanded to 110 students this fall, a 21 percent increase over last year.
The Mastery Charter School enrolled five high school juniors at the Camden Campus this fall. These full-time students are projected to earn an LAS.AS degree in May 2020, prior to their high school graduation.
Over eighty students and parents attended our Open House on July 11. Faculty and support staff presented information about the enrollment process and how to apply for financial aid, as well as the academic programs available to students.
The Admissions Office sponsored a “Meet CCC Night” information session on August 8. The event was designed to give prospective students the information needed to enroll for fall courses. Topics covered included: The Six Easy Steps to Enrolling at Camden County College, programs offered by the College, career and transfer opportunities, college life and activities. A follow-up communication was emailed to each attendee with links to information on the College website providing additional information about enrolling and contact information for any additional questions.
The College hosted the 20th Annual Engineer’s Week Competition on February 20. The goal of the competition is to develop the type of scientific and team-building skills necessary to be successful in STEM careers. Teams of three students were required to design, test and build a rubber band powered vehicle, carrying a ‘nerf’ golf ball as a load. Students had to construct the vehicle with simple office supplies provided, within a 50-minute time period. Sixty students, teachers and parents from Timber Creek, Woodrow Wilson, Highland, Pennsauken and Triton High Schools participated. Timber Creek took first place and two of the teams from Highland High School finished second and third.
The College hosted the Coriell Institute Science Fair again this year on March 15. Two 11th grade participants received two-year, full scholarships – one for a winning a physical/life science project, and the other for a winning technological sciences project.
The Camden County School Counselors Association held its annual Focus on Your Future Fair on March 14 in the gym. Students from all Camden County high schools came out to hear about their higher education options.
The Camden County S.U.R.E. (Students United for Respect and Equity) Summit was held on our campus. Over 350 students were given tours of the campus and attended several workshop including “Camden County College 101” and “How to Enroll in CCC.”
All Camden County College students enrolled in courses at the Rohrer Center are now eligible for free, one-year library cards at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Students must show a photo ID and proof of enrollment at Rohrer to obtain the card.
Urban Promise students and staff held their Lunch Club event at the College followed by a campus tour on February 16.