Carthornia Kouroupos, team coordinator for the Division of Business Studies, has been an asset to Gloucester County College for more than a decade. Often seen swiftly moving through the halls, she multitasks and executes projects for various academic departments as well as the College’s AAWCC chapter.
Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Kouroupos moved to Washington Township in 1987. Shortly thereafter, she enrolled at the Lincoln Technical Institute and obtained a Computer Technician certification. By 1999, she was the Information Technology Supervisor at the American Red Cross. It was there she was charged with the tasks of hiring, conducting employee orientations, and developing and implementing policies and procedures.
Kouroupos’s passion for learning prompted her to return to none other than GCC. While working toward her associate degree in Database Management, she gained more experience as a part-time technician at the GCC Help Desk. After successfully completing the program in 2005, she was hired to work alongside then Dean of Continuing Education Patty Claghorn — her leadership skills, meticulousness and sunny demeanor making her the ideal candidate for the job.
Presently, Kouroupos is a few credits shy of her bachelor’s degree in English from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also plans to earn a master’s degree in writing arts. Her future aspirations are to teach remedial English and composition at the college level.
“It’s not all about me, it’s about making someone else’s life a little bit easier,” said Kouroupos. One to take initiative, she volunteered to chair the GCC-AAWCC membership committee. She hopes to inspire and help other women to reach their full potential.
Edward J Blaetz has an AAS degree in Automotive Technology from Gloucester County College, where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Mr. Blaetz is a Gloucester County resident and has been teaching Automotive Technology since 1998. He was a Ford Master Technician before his transition to the education setting. Mr. Blaetz is currently an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician with Advanced Level certifications in both gasoline and diesel engine specialties. Additionally, he has been certified by ASE as a Master Engine Machinist, a Medium/Heavy Truck Technician and an Alternate Fuels Technician.
Prior to entering the automotive industry, Mr. Blaetz was employed for ten years as an Electronics Repair Technician in the defense-electronics industry by RCA, General Electric and Martin Marietta Aerospace Division.
Leo P. Chow has an AA degree from Gloucester County College, a BA from Columbia University and an MBA from Drexel University. Professor Chow has taught a variety of Business courses including Accounting I & II, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting I & II and Business Law I in both face-to-face and online classes.
Professor Chow is a native of Hong Kong and has lived in many countries including Italy, Japan, and Puerto Rico. He was an avid long distance motorcyclist prior to his accident in 2005, averaging 25,000 miles per year…and longs to be on the road again on an accessible trike.
Joseph Colasante graduated from the College of New Jersey with a BS and M. Ed. in Business Education with a concentration in Accounting and Information Systems. Professor Colasante has developed and taught Computer Information Systems courses since 1972. Professor Colasante teaches CIS 120 Spreadsheets EXCEL, CIS 110 Fundamentals of Programming using Visual Basic.NET 2010, CIS 102 Introduction to Computers, CIS 101 Computer Literacy, and Computer Information Applications courses.
In the past, Professor Colasante has served on many college committees and was the Treasurer of the GCC Faculty Association for many years. Currently he is an active member of the GCC Curriculum Committee. As a Committee of the Faculty Senate, the Curriculum Committee serves as a review, advisory, and recommending body to the appropriate Vice President in matters dealing with additions, modifications, or deletions of credit courses and programs of study.
Professor Fitzpatrick has a BS from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University.
Anna Fitzpatrick earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State and a master's from Temple University majoring in Business Education. After coordinating and teaching in the Medical Office Technology program at Salem Community College for several years, she came to GCC. She established one of the first courses in Word Processing in this area. This included purchasing several of four different machines and preparing the textbooks for each. When application programs for computers became available, she established and taught Wordperfect and Word. Her favorite courses to teach today are Computer Literacy, Introduction to Computers, Essential Computer Skills, and Accounting. Prior to her teaching career, she gained various business experiences working for large corporations, small offices, and the legal department of the federal government.
Name: Dennis M. Lloyd
Title: Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems / Technology
Credentials: A.A., County College of Morris B.A., M.A., Rowan University
Phone: 856 415-2147
Mary A. Malinconico, has a BS from Slippery Rock University in Education, an MA from Ohio State in Instructional Technology, MS from George Washington in Instructional Design and an advanced studies certificate in Distance Education. Professor Malinconico serves as the Program Coordinator and lead faculty member for the Computer Graphic Arts Program at GCC. Professor Malinconico teaches a wide range of CGA course with a focus on design for print and screen media.
Professor Malinconico is an avid photographer and worldwide traveler. She has one of the largest collections of antique Kodak Brownie (Pre-1960) cameras in the country. On her bucket list, she wishes to travel to all 58 National Parks to photograph the national beauty. As of Fall 2012, she has seen 32 of the parks !
Name: Thomas McCormack
Title: Assistant Professor, Business Law/Accounting
Credentials:B.S., M.Ed., Shippensburg University
Henry D. Ryder has been teaching at GCC since 1970. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Although for many years he taught management courses, he currently specializes in Principles of Economics I and II. He has been the Director of the GCC Foundation’s Community Gardens Program for about thirty years. He and his wife, Judy, reside in Pitman.
Jeff Silvestri has a BS degree from Widener University and has been with Gloucester County College’s Automotive Technology program since 1992.
Mr. Silvestri holds all nine ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) automotive certifications; he also holds all of the Ford Motor Company Certifications for automotive technology. In addition to teaching 11 different automotive technology courses over two years, he also teaches classes in Automotive History and Society & Technology.
Mr. Silvestri began his career in 1982 as an automotive technician at D'amico Alfa Romeo, Vineland. In 1988, the dealer became Atlantic Coast Imports, West Atlantic City, selling and servicing Porsche, Audi and Alfa Romeo.
Assistant Professor Sloan is a full time instructor at Gloucester County College. He has over 39 years of professional and educational experience in the Computer Information Systems field. Professional experience includes the successful design, development and implementation of business application software and commercial web sites. Professor Sloan's educational experience includes the development and implementation of several CIS courses and programs of study deal with leading-edge technology from software development, database design and web development for e-commerce.
Assistant Professor Sloan holds degrees from Rowan University (B.A. in MIS) and Drexel University (MBA).
Barbara D. Turner has her BS in Business Administration and her MS in Computer Science from Old Dominion University. She has continued her studies in the areas of distance education from Penn State as well as management of engineering and technology from North Central University. She was faculty member at GCC for ten years and moved into her role as Dean of the STEM division in 2010. Prior to that, Dean Turner taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the computer science, information systems and strategic management at Rowan and LaSalle Universities.
Dean Turner brings many years of industry experience to the students of GCC. She has worked for The Boeing Company in Pennsylvania with experience in business management, strategic planning, and quality assurance analysis. Prior to Boeing, many years were spent in Norfolk, Virginia as the Director of Training and Technical Support for Unisys based company.
Stephen Domzalski has a BA in Communications from Temple University and an MBA in Marketing from LaSalle University. Mr. Domzalski serves as an adjunct for the evening division teaching Advertising and Marketing, depending on the semester. Mr. Domzalski is currently the Manager of Marketing and Creative Services at Franklin Machine Products, a leading manufacturer and distributor of parts and accessory items for the food service industry.
Mr. Domzalski is an active Scout Leader and currently sits on the Eagle Scout Advancement Commitee of the Southern NJ Council.
Jeanette Iversen Rattle has a
BA Journalism with minor in Advertising from Rider University. She alos has an MA in Public Relations from Rowan University. Iversen Rattle is a Gloucester County resident and graduate of Gateway Regional High School, Rider University and Rowan University. Instructor Rattle credits her role as co-editor of her high school yearbook as leading to a career interest in communications and publication production. With more than 15 years of professional experience, she has developed a broad array of expertise in the communications field, in areas such as graphic design, printing, web communications, advertising, marketing planning, public relations, copy-writing, editing, fund-raising, and special events. InstructorRattle also owned a part-time freelance graphic design business specializing in non-profit annual reports, brochures, and newsletters. She has a special interest in typography and therefore wrote her master’s thesis about logo design and how it contributes to branding/corporate identity; to that end, she has had an integral role in organizational rebranding on three occasions. Currently, Instructor Rattle is the Senior Communications Manager at a large human services organization in Philadelphia, where she serves as editor of a monthly e-newsletter and quarterly print newsletter, as well as managing the marketing, advertising and web site of the organization’s lead program.
Kevin D. Lux received, with honors, his undergraduate degree from Drexel University in Computer Science and his MSE in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Fundamentals of Programming and Web and Database Programming in Business Studies and a wide variety of programming classes for the Computer Science department in STEM. His professional experience includes information security (research and application), clinical data management and programming in just about every language out there.
More information can be found on his website at http://kevinlux.info/.
Nancy Reighn-Garron has a M.A. in Public Relations and a B.A. in Journalism from Rowan University. She wrote her master's thesis about the effects of layout & design on purchasing behavior and how men and women are affected differently.
Instructor Reighn-Garron specializes in graphic design courses such as Design/Type/Color and Electronic Image Processing. Her experience extends into the areas of photograpy, production, advertising and marketing that complement her 15 years of graphic design and journalism expertise.
She is a Gloucester County resident and former Art Director for the Courier-Post newspaper. She taught her first college course at Rowan University in 2005, where she currently teaches Publication Layout & Design and Photoshop Techniques for Communicators.