Quick Read: South Jersey Week in Review

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The third week of May 2017 has been full of positive stories, including a record-breaking graduation at Cumberland County College, Standard & Poor's upgrading Atlantic County's Rating, an extra special graduation at Rutgers Camden, and even the expansion of an animal shelter in Salem County. 

Click on the headlines to read the full stories (and to see the related SNJ Today News video) or just peruse the list below so you can catch up on the week's news in southern New Jersey.

Atlantic City Stockton Campus

1. Atlantic County Gets Upgrade Due to Financial Outlook

Standard and Poor's rating service has upgraded Atlantic County's financial outlook to a AA rating. (Read More)

Cumberland County College Graduation 2017 Record CCC

2. Cumberland County College Graduation Breaks Records

Hundreds witnessed a historic milestone on Thursday, May 18, as the largest graduating class in Cumberland County College’s 50-year history earned their degrees and celebrated their achievements. Topping the previous record of 710 graduates, set in 2015, the Class of 2017 numbered 758. (Read More)

3. Rancho Relaxo Animal Sanctuary Expands to Elmer

One year later, the owner of Rancho Relaxo has bought a second property to continue the sanctuary's mission and eventually open it up to the community. (Read More)

Rutgers Camden Graduation 2017 Surprise

4. Mother Receives More Than Diploma at Rutgers Graduation

A Rutgers University graduate received more than just her degree at Wednesday night's arts and sciences graduation ceremony. Her son — Cpl. Jesus Ortega of the United States Marine Corps — has been deployed in the Korean peninsula since October 2016. He was able to come home a few days earlier than expected to be there for his mom's graduation. (Read More)

5. Rio Grande Man Kayaking Hundreds of Miles for Vets

A Cape May County, N.J., man is setting out on a trek of a lifetime this weekend. Denis Carmody, of Rio Grande, will travel hundreds of miles through three states and it’s all for a cause close to his heart. (Read More)

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