By Joshua Roman
CCC Journalism Program
CAMDEN – Camden County College hosted its annual Spring Fling on the Camden city campus on April 18. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Hall Courtyard and included food, games, music and student clubs.
The courtyard was lined with tables that were headed by club members on the sunny but cold day. Visitors ate free food provided by Sodexo that included hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and chips. Students took part in activities including playing on an inflatable basketball court.
When visitors entered the courtyard, they received free T-shirts. The T-shirts were yellow and had Spring Fling 2018 on the front to commemorate the annual event. Next to the T-shirt giveaway table was a balloon artist who was making inflatable balloon animals for students to take.
The Education Opportunity Fund had a table that was headed by an adviser for the fund, Carol Rosarto, who said she loved the event.
“I love the atmosphere of all the students coming together and I love talking to students that are interested in learning about the Education Opportunity Fund,” Rosarto stated.
She said her favorite part of Spring Fling was “going around to different tables and speaking to different people and clubs from the Blackwood and Camden campus and seeing what they have to offer, also speaking to all of my colleagues from the other two campuses.”
Among the clubs that had tables at the event were the Criminal Justice Club and the Diversity Club. An adviser for tutoring services attended the event, urging students to check out the tutoring opportunities at the college.
Local organizations also attended the event. They included Barnes and Noble and the National Guard, who was recruiting students.
Don Borden, the president of Camden County College, also attended and said he was pleased to see how everything was going.
“Everything is wonderful, it is beautiful out but it could be a little warmer, and the music is good, plus everyone I talked to has been great,” Borden stated.
He said the turnout was slightly less than in previous years, perhaps because of the temperature, “but when I look at it I see quality in our attendance and quality beats quantity in my opinion.”
Spring Fling on the Blackwood campus is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 in the Wilson Courtyard.