Ccc Dining Hall Reworked Into A Food Court

Posted: November 30, 2000

Students at Camden County College can now enjoy yogurt smoothies, personal pizzas, wrap sandwiches and other foods in a redesigned cafeteria that includes new furniture and added space.

The college spent the summer transforming its 1950s-era dining hall on the Blackwood campus into a food court with 11 specialty stations.

The project added 482 square feet to the serving area, making it easier and faster for students, college spokeswoman Susan Coulby said.

Another addition is the Cougar Card, which allows students, faculty, staff and administrators to buy food without cash. Individuals use the card like a credit card and can add credit at campus "cash to card" terminals.

"Sometimes it's difficult to foster a feeling of community on college campuses that aren't residential," college president Phyllis Della Vecchia said. "Renovating the cafeteria into a food court and giving the dining area a more restaurant-style atmosphere has made the facility much more student-friendly."

* Camden County College is part of a consortium participating in the McDonald's College Degree Program for managers of McDonald's restaurants. Also participating are Bucks County Community College, the Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, and Drexel University.

Upon completion of their management training through the company, McDonald's managers will have earned almost half of the credits needed for an associate's degree in business management that will apply to Drexel's bachelor of science degree in communications and applied technology, said Raymond Yannuzzi, vice president for academic and student affairs at Camden County College.

This arrangement, he said, is similar to the one that offers a similar number of degree credits at the college for paramedics who complete their certification training.

For more information, call 856-227-7200, Ext. 6023.

BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE The college and WBZC-FM's Rasslin Radio are teaming up with the Marine Corps to present the annual United Wrestling Coalition Pro Wrestling Toys for Tots Show on Saturday at the college's gymnasium in Pemberton Township.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the first match will begin at 7:30 p.m. A donation of one new, unwrapped toy is required for admission. For more information, call 609-894-9311, Ext. 7223.

WBZC airs on 88.9 and 95.1.

GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE On Monday, Temple University and the college signed a "core-to-core" agreement that will allow qualified graduates of Gloucester County College since May 1985 to transfer all of their credits to Temple. For more information, call 856-415-2230.

* An AIDS memorial quilt will be on display tomorrow at the Art Gallery at the College Center on the Deptford campus. More than 65,000 institutions worldwide are participating in tomorrow's World AIDS Day observance. For more information, call 856-415-2236.

RUTGERS-CAMDEN The university's Center for Children and Childhood Studies, dedicated to research, community service and educational opportunities, will hold an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday on the second floor of the Campus Center. For more information, call 856-225-6741.

* Black Nativity, the retelling of the birth of Jesus by Langston Hughes, will be presented by the fine arts department at 4 p.m. today and at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the university's Gordon Theater. Tickets are $8, or $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 856-225-6176.

"College Notes" is a column about South Jersey's public and private colleges and universities. Information must include a name and phone number for verification. Items should be mailed to Louise Harbach, The Inquirer, 53 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 300, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08002. Items can be e-mailed to lharbach@phillynews.com or faxed to 856-779-3221.

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