July 1, 2015 |
Camden County College's president is stepping down at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, one of several administrative changes to come in the next few months. Raymond A. Yannuzzi, 67, who has been president since 2006, will remain at the college as a tenured English professor. His contract expires July 6, 2016, and the college will conduct a search over the next year for his successor. "The board is beginning the process of me transitioning out," Yannuzzi said Monday. "It's customary in colleges to have the president, in the final year of the contract, [announce]
June 16, 2015 |
Diagonally across from the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, a small strip of storefronts and restaurants attracts a steady stream of people in and out to get fried chicken, look at new cellphones, buy clothing. The scene is set to be replaced with a different sort of bustle as state authorities last week granted preliminary approval to $50 million for a new health sciences building. Stretching from Broadway west to Fifth Street and from Martin Luther King Boulevard south to Stevens Street, the Joint Health Sciences Center and related buildings are meant to bring together Rowan University, Rutgers-Camden, and other medical and educational institutions in the city for teaching and research.
June 12, 2015 |
When Jazzmine Wilson turned 18 last year, she had little time to enjoy the milestone. Her aunt who had raised her for much of her life announced that the teen would have to move out, because she was getting a smaller apartment. Wilson, then about to start her senior year at Camden High School, faced the possibility of homelessness. As a veteran of the foster system, she was reluctant to go to a group home. Wilson, now 19, got a job in retail, and her older sister moved in with her. It wasn't easy having to suddenly start taking care of herself practically overnight, but she kept going to class.
May 7, 2015 |
During World War II, Doris Bourgeois wanted to serve in the military. But Navy recruiters rejected her because of weak eyesight. "She went to apply for the Army," a daughter, Lucille Ettore, said. "She was 5-foot-1 and 88 pounds. They would not accept her. " So she gained 12 pounds, went back, enlisted, and eventually became a trumpet player in the Women's Army Corps Band from 1943 to 1945. On Saturday, May 2, Doris Bourgeois DeAngelis, 93, who became a licensed practical nurse in Camden County in her 50s, died of Alzheimer's disease at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, where she had lived for the last six years.
April 3, 2015 |
Beverly Robinson Anderson, 88, of Cherry Hill, a former leader of an African American women's organization in South Jersey, died Friday, March 27, of cancer at her home. In 1984, Mrs. Anderson was president of Theta Pi Omega, a chapter covering Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties for Alpha Kappa Alpha, the sorority of African American women. She had been a member for 70 years. Born in Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Anderson earned a bachelor's degree cum laude in dramatic arts at Dillard University in New Orleans in 1947 and, after settling in South Jersey, a master's degree in communications at William Paterson University in Wayne in 1972.
February 27, 2015 |
LILLIE WELLS was known for her polish and grace, and one of her goals in life was to help young women of color attain the same qualities. Lillie dedicated a large portion of her life to helping others, and one of the many roles she assumed was to mentor young African-American women with the aim of showing them how to thrive in both the social world and the marketplace. "She would expose them to art and culture, the social graces, etiquette and other qualities they would need to succeed in the professional world," her family said.
February 21, 2015 |
From a Washington Township third grader to grandparents, educators, and parents, speaker after speaker at a public hearing Thursday rose to voice displeasure - or worse - with New Jersey's emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests. Most had come to complain about the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a new and controversial exam aligned with Common Core curriculum standards. It will be given to third through 11th graders statewide starting March 2. "PARCC is a not-yet validated test that is wasting valuable classroom time for both teachers and students," said Natalia Reyes, an Eastampton mother of three, speaking to a state student assessments study commission at Camden County College in Blackwood, where the hearing was held.
February 20, 2015 |
When Louis F. Cappelli Sr. was the football team center at Camden High School in the 1950s, he learned more than how to hike. "His football coach at Camden High inspired him to be an educator," his son, Louis Jr., said. So besides beginning his career as a physical education teacher at Moorestown High School in the late 1960s, he eventually became the head track coach and an assistant football coach there too, his son said. On Thursday, Feb. 12, Mr. Cappelli, 80, of Collingswood, principal for 24 years at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, died at his home of a heart attack.
February 19, 2015 |
Camden officials on Tuesday announced a new job-training program they said would connect local companies with city residents and prepare workers for jobs in construction, building trades, and other fields. The program, which is funded by a $500,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, is also aimed at preparing residents for job opportunities that may arise as companies start relocating to Camden in the years to come. The money will go to establishing apprenticeships and training through Camden County College, labor unions, and the business community, said U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, one of the officials who spoke Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at Camden's Malandra Hall community center.
February 12, 2015 |
In a holistic effort to address some medical needs in Camden, students from Rutgers-Camden and Rowan University will provide health care alongside legal services in a new medical-legal partnership. The Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden Board of Governors authorized $25,000 in seed money for the program during its regular meeting Tuesday afternoon. Students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University already provide care through student-run clinics. Rutgers-Camden law, nursing, and social-work students will join the Rowan students, alongside faculty from both universities and staff from the Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers, to help Camden residents with health-care needs beyond direct medical assistance.