Her Students Have a Calling to Work with Children
Professor Lisa Zappetti, coordinator of and faculty member in early childhood education, has worked for Camden County College since 2006. While teaching and administering this program, she is working on completing another program: a doctoral degree program in education at George Washington University.
She says the students she instructs are following a calling.
“CCC students come to me knowing that they want to work with children,” she says. “They are very committed and focused.”
Professor Zappetti makes sure she takes the time to assist her students in gaining a full understanding of the course material.
“I work with them for the entire program,” she says. “They are prepared for transfer into a four-year college for baccalaureate degrees and certification in early childhood education.”
RENEE SAMARA:Encouraging Students to Explore the World Around Them
Renee Samara, assistant professor and chair of the Sociology Department, believes that if someone is interested in the world around them and intrigued and stimulated by its happenings, then sociology is the curriculum for them.
Samara has been part of the faculty at Camden County College for eight years. She enjoys teaching the course “Sociology of the Family.” She also likes instructing “Introduction to Sociology,” which is offered at CCC in four versions: traditional classroom, intensive Honors, online and classroom-online hybrid.
Samara said she never tires of the diversity of the students she teaches. Many of her pupils, she noted, have had other careers and now are coming back to school to study an entirely different field.
“The best part of my job,” Samara said, “is meeting the variety of students and seeing the huge age range.”