Edelman CCCA Update
February 9, 2022
Welcome! This is the Edelman CCCA Update, our College's newsletter that highlights faculty, staff, student and alumni accomplishments, upcoming events and other important announcements.  Please send your submissions to Jessica ( for future editions. Happy reading!
Faculty and Staff Congratulations
  • Herbert Appelson (Art) was invited to submit one of his hand-threaded mixed media prints to the third Biennial Print Celebration at the Cheltenham Arts Center in Pennsylvania. The title of the print is “A World of Many Colors."  It is a comment on religious and racial discrimination in the world today. The exhibit runs from February 6 to February 27.
  • Angela Cirucci's (Communication Studies) co-authored textbook, UX Research Methods for Media and Communication Studies: An Introduction to Contemporary Qualitative Methods,will release next week with Routledge Press. 
  • Nancy Ohanian (Art) received a Gold Award, Silver Award and an Honorable mention for three of her editorial cartoons entered in the Illustration West 60 awards, hosted by the Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles.
Bottazzi (pictured with her husband, Joe, and close friends, Ric and Jean Edelman), was a 1980 graduate of Glassboro State College who forged a prosperous career in communications, serving as VP of Public Relations at Prentice Hall Books and as a writer for Brushfire Public Relations. To honor the memory of Anne-Marie, the Edelmans have endowed two $5,000 scholarships to be awarded each year to seniors in Public Relations, Writing Arts or Journalism. 
Now on view, as featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Earth Offerings: Honoring the Gardeners, an exhibition showcasing Syd Carpenter’s latest clay sculptures, from January 24 – March 26. Carpenter’s new series, Farm Bowls, identifies and honors African American farmers and gardeners by integrating the universal form of a stoneware bowl with architectural and organic forms observed on farms.

Save the date for a special discussion with Syd Carpenter and South Jersey African American farmers and food activists. Visit the gallery website or contact for more information. 
DEI Spotlight
Check out the latest articles from the Edelman CCCA DEI Blog

It's Black History Month!
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Register here for the event below. Password: Access022222 
For more information, email John Woodruff, Director of the Academic Success Center and Disability Resources. 

Up next in the Social Justice Speaker Series: Sonia Sanchez! A prolific writer, Sonia Sanchez's poems depict the struggles between black and white people. Join us for a virtual keynote and poetry workshop! Click here to register.

Research Spotlight
Heather Lanier (Writing Arts)
Raising a Rare Girl (Penguin Press, 2020)

Professor Lanier works in the genre of creative nonfiction, which renders factual material in ways that are as engaging as fiction or poetry. By employing creative choices, such as narrative tension, characterization, and metaphoric association, her writing attempts to illuminate what is fascinating about what is true. Her most recent project, Raising a Rare Girl (Penguin Press, 2020), is a memoir about raising a child with a rare chromosomal condition. It tells the story of her daughter's first few years, as well as the aching joy and wonder of learning to be her mother. Through personal story and researched reflection, she uses the memoir-form to interrogate the culture’s ableism and defy the tyranny of ‘normal' . . . read more

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