By Heather Tomafsky
CCC Journalism Program
CAMDEN – The Spring Fling at the Camden campus provided free fun and food for more than 700 Camden County College students. On April 18 students came out to the College Hall Courtyard in Camden to eat, get information and have fun.
Overall those in attendance deemed the event a success. The only downfall was the weather – with high winds and virtually no sunshine, most students agreed it would have been an even more enjoyable event if it had been held inside.
As promised, there was a disc jockey, a pro shoot basketball game, a photo booth, two balloon artists and a cotton candy machine. There were also information tables from local businesses and Camden County College clubs. And of course, there were hot dogs, hamburgers, pasta salad, cookies, bottled water and much more available for the students to snack on.
Students who will be graduating this May could pick up their caps and gowns for the commencement ceremony at the Spring Fling. Graduating students could also get information about a class ring. For them, the Spring Fling was not only a time to relax, have fun and mark the end of the semester, it was also a time to celebrate their upcoming graduation.
“The event went extremely well. We served over 700 students with a delicious barbecue,” said Jackie Tenuto, assistant to the dean of students. “The only thing that would have made it a perfect day is if the sun came out. Other than that I think it was a good event.”
Special Goslee, a student at the Camden campus who attended the Spring Fling, stated, “It’s something fun to do, and it is a good way for students to mingle and find out more about the college.” Like other students, Goslee also noted, “It would have been better inside because of the weather.”