Vai Sikahema, a local NBC affiliate anchor and former NFL player, presented a motivational speech on “Careers and Success” at the Camden campus on October 31. Sixty-nine students attended the workshop sponsored by the EOF department.
The CCC shuttle from the Camden City campus to the Blackwood Campus has been increased to meet student demand. The pilot is a success among students and continues to increase in ridership.
Career Services rolled out a weekly “hot job” spot that airs every Tuesday on the College radio station and all social media platforms. The goal is to build more awareness of career services. Career Services also held a Fall Career Fair on November 7 with over 50 employers. Additionally, our two Academic Divisions and the Career Services Department have scheduled offices hours on the Camden City campus to assist students.
The Library hosted a Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt on October 30. Students learned how to use the book catalog and then had to find books on the shelves. The event was supported by Student Life & Activities, WDBK, PTK Honor Society and a group of student volunteers who dressed as zombies to lurk in the book stacks. Thirty-five students participated.
The patron count at the Library for the month of October was 10,121. Over 1,335 items were checked out and almost 500 library cards were requested or renewed.
On November 14 the College held a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of The MarketPlace, our new food pantry. The MarketPlace, with locations in Camden and Blackwood, allows students to obtain food items for their homes for no cost at all.