Scholarships awarded

Atlantic Cape Community College awarded 174 scholarships totaling $173,960 at its 46th annual Scholarship and Awards Ceremony on May 20. Scholarships and recipients included:

A&R Mack Foundation Scholarship, awarded to an Atlantic County resident majoring in business who is employed at A&R Enterprises with a GPA, of 2.75 or higher: Sukhwinder Singh, of Mays Landing.

Alyce Van Sant Eshbach Scholarship, awarded to a returning female student who resides in Atlantic or Cape May County and is majoring in allied health and in good academic standing: Karimah White, of Mays Landing.

American Association, of University Women Atlantic County Branch Scholarship, awarded to a graduating female student who plans to attend Richard Stockton College in a baccalaureate program. Must be an Atlantic or Cape May County resident with high scholastic ability and good moral character: Santina Conner, of Mays Landing.

Atlantic Cape Community College Restaurant Gala Scholarship, awarded to second-year culinary arts majors who are outstanding in attendance and ethics with three letters, of recommendation from chef educators and in good academic standing: Lucas Bernaldo and Briana Manning, both of Mays Landing.

Atlantic Cape Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund, awarded to a second year student who has demonstrated excellence: Shauntae Smith, of Mays Landing.

Atlantic City Restaurant Association Scholarship, awarded to a culinary arts major in good academic standing with three letters, of recommendation from chef educators: Lucas Bernaldo, of Mays Landing.

Caesars Foundation Restaurant Gala Scholarship, awarded to a second-year culinary arts major with a GPA, of 2.5 or better. Students must be recognized as outstanding in attendance and ethics as evidenced by two letters, of recommendation from chef educators: Petrina Ochipinti, of Mays Landing.

Galloway Township American Legion Post 430, awarded to a veteran student who has obtained an eligible discharge: John Badger and Briana Manning, both of Mays Landing.

International Assoc., of Administrative Professionals Scholarship, awarded to a full- or part-time student majoring in, office Systems Technology with a GPA, of 3.0 or higher: Yu Juan Tan, of Mays Landing.

Mary E. Donaldson Haynie Scholarship, awarded to a female student who is a resident, of Cape May or Atlantic County who is returning to the workforce: Shauntae Smith, of Mays Landing.

Metropolitan Business and Citizens Association Scholarship, awarded to a returning student with a GPA, of 3.0 or better: Thomas Swayngim, of Mays Landing.

Nate Allen Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a full-time culinary arts major who is a resident, of Atlantic or Cape May County: Delores Kraus, of Mays Landing.

PR Council, of Greater Atlantic City “Shore” Scholarship, awarded to a communication major who plans to transfer to a baccalaureate communication or public relations program. Must be a resident, of Atlantic County with a GPA, of 2.5 or higher: Cheryl Werner, of Mays Landing.

Private Louis Caruso II Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a veteran who received an eligible discharge and is a resident, of Atlantic or Cape May County with a minimum GPA, of 2.5: John Badger, of Mays Landing.

Atlantic Cape archers compete

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Sungwoo Shin, of Galloway Township, secured third place in the nation in the male recurve division at the 2013 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championship Tournament, May 16-19, at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

Shin was named to the Academic All-American and All-American teams, and placed third overall for individuals in the men’s recurve division. Originally from Korea, Shin moved to the United States to join Atlantic Cape’s nationally ranked archery team. In addition to training with the Buccaneers, the 24-year-old student-athlete trains with Kisik Lee, national head coach of the U.S. Olympic Archery Training Program, to pursue his dream of competing in the Olympics.

Other tournament results included:

Atlantic Cape’s men’s recurve archery team, including Shin, Drew Dvorsky, of Absecon, and Alex Carvajal, of Pleasantville, placed third in the nation.

The women’s recurve team, including Catharine Tarquinio, of Richland, DanaJo Domenico, of Hammonton, and Nicole Meikle, of Smithville, placed fifth.

The men’s compound team, including Robin Cruz, of Landisville, Chun Lau, of Atlantic City, and Matthew Craig, of Galloway Township, placed sixth.

About 280 archers from more than 40 U.S. schools competed in the tournament. Mick Ebert, of Egg Harbor Township, coaches the team.

Shelton receives teaching award

Amy Shelton, of Mays Landing, associate professor of mathematics at Atlantic Cape Community College, received the Lindback Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award during the college’s May 23 commencement.

Shelton joined Atlantic Cape in 1994 as a part-time tutor and worked in a variety of departments at the college including placement, cooperative education, student development and testing. After serving as Atlantic Cape’s director of academic computing labs and Web programming, Web specialist, senior technician and as an adjunct instructor, Shelton joined the full-time teaching staff as assistant professor of mathematics.

The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia endows the award to outstanding teachers at select colleges and universities in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Atlantic Cape awards the Lindback award to teachers who have contributed significantly to the education of Atlantic Cape students. The honoree is a role model who demonstrates accessibility to students, high standards, openness to new ideas and practices new teaching methods.