Saturday, May 18, 2013
The event was held Saturday under a giant event tent.
Camden County College held its 45th annual commencement ceremony Saturday under an 18,000-square-foot, event tent on its Blackwood, Gloucester Township campus. The event featured more than 1,500 students and over 5,000 family members and friends. The keynote speaker was Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Wendell E. Pritchett. Maegan Kyser, 24, a 2008 West Deptford High School graduate, was the student speaker. She is a Phi Theta Kappa and President’s List student who currently works for University of Pennsylvania Health System as a unit ambassador and aspires to be a nurse practitioner with her own television show. The Outstanding Alumnus Award was presented to F. Mitchell Newcomer, Class of 1974, whose work as lead systems designer with…
Rowan University held its 88th undergraduate ceremony Friday in Glassboro.
Members of Rowan University's 88th undergraduate class received their diplomas during the school's commencement ceremony Friday in Glassboro. State Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, a West Deptford resident, gave the commencement address. Among the graduates were 406 Camden County residents. They are: (Information provided by Rowan University.) Did you attend Rowan's commencement ceremony? Add your photos and videos by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" button below.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Kwame Morton, who has spent five years in the district, will move up to West this summer.
Kwame Morton Sr. won't be moving far down Chapel Avenue in his new position with the school district, but the new principal at Cherry Hill West said it's professionally a step toward the pinnacle after the school board officially approved his appointment Tuesday night. Morton, who previously worked as a school principal in Philadelphia and as an assistant principal in New York City, said it was huge even to just have the chance to be considered for the position at West, let alone to get it after just five years in the district, where he's served as Joyce Kilmer Elementary's principal. “For me to have the opportunity to move on to Cherry Hill West is really like a dream,” he said. His track record at Kilmer speaks for itself, Superintendent…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Police deemed the building safe, school administrators said.
Cherry Hill East will be open as normal Tuesday, as Cherry Hill Police and other law enforcement agencies declared the building safe after a search in response to a threatening message Monday, district Superintendent Maureen Reusche said in a brief statement. Local police and firefighters, as well as sheriff's officers, responded to the school in response to the unspecified threat, which was written in one of the school's bathrooms, prompting a lockdown and an evacuation of the school early Monday afternoon. The evacuation, effectively an early dismissal for the school, which was locked down about an hour before the regular end of the school day, was done as a precaution, Reusche said. While the building was deemed safe, the investigation …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney will address Rowan University's 88th graduating class.
Tuesday, April 23
Rowan University submitted the following news release: New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's 88th undergraduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. on the Glassboro campus' University Green. "Senator Sweeney has been an ardent supporter of the University and instrumental in helping transform our institution and the region," said Dr. Ali Houshmand, Rowan University's president. "Our graduating seniors can learn much from Senator Sweeney about vision and leadership from his anything-is-possible outlook." Sweeney, who represents the 3rd Legislative District, was first elected to the State Senate in 2001 and has served as its president since 2010. He sponsored the New …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The annual charity tournament raised money for progeria research.
Twenty-two teams started out the night, but in the end it was Carusi Middle School versus Kilmer Elementary in the annual Volley for Support charity tournament at Cherry Hill West's Jones Gym Friday night. And it couldn't have been any closer—Kilmer went on to win by just one point to bring home the title to a stalwart group of fans, who joined in the celebration on the court. The evening was dedicated to raising money for the Progeria Research Foundation. While a total for the night wasn't yet known—money from raffles still had to be counted—organizers estimated it'll hit $12,000 to $15,000.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The ninth annual event is raising money for the Progeria Research Foundation.
Teams of teachers, staff and administrators from throughout Cherry Hill will hit the court at Jones Gym at Cherry Hill West Friday evening to raise money for charity in the district's ninth annual Volley for Support volleyball tournament. The annual event, which has raised more than $110,000 for various causes since its inception in 2005, began with just a handful of teams raising money for tsunami relief efforts, and now includes 20 teams from throughout the district. This year, the bulk of the fundraising effort will be directed to the Progeria Research Foundation. Two of Cherry Hill's elementary schools will hold separate spirit events earlier in the day to kick off the fundraising effort—at Kingston Elementary, students will get the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The school was cleared out for about 15 minutes Tuesday morning.
A smoky chemistry experiment led to a brief evacuation at Cherry Hill East Tuesday morning, but no students were hurt and there wasn't any major damage, school officials said. An experiment involving burning sugar set off fire alarms just before 9 a.m., and students and staff were evacuated from the building for about 15 minutes while Cherry Hill firefighters responded to the scene. Classes resumed following the evacuation, school officials said.
Police are looking for the driver who hit the girl Saturday evening in the 700 block of Haddon Avenue in Haddonfield.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Volunteers are working to build a scholarship fund in memory of the longtime softball coach.
The Coastline is hosting a fundraiser this week for the Charles Musumeci Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the late coach and theater jack-of-all-trades, which will go toward scholarships for students who participate in theater or softball at Cherry Hill East. Slated for Wedneday night from 7 to 9 p.m., the event includes a dinner buffet and $2 drinks for the cost of a $10 ticket, which can be purchased at East’s communications window. Donations are also being accepted; they can be mailed to the Charles J. Musumeci Scholarship Fund, 1750 Kresson Rd., Room C109, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. The softball team will accept donations through the season at the home field concession stand.