MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College has announced that Natalie Devonish was appointed dean of the Worthington Atlantic City Campus and executive director of Workforce Development. In her most recent role as the Director of Counseling and Assistant Director of Student Support Services, she directed and oversaw all functions of the counseling department, which included crisis management, academic advisement, and career counseling.
Devonish is an Atlantic City native and an active volunteer executive of the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City. She recently celebrated her 10th year as president of Youth Exposure, a non-profit with a mission to break the poverty cycle by empowering low-income students in grades 6-8 to strive for success through education, leadership development and community service. She is a founding member of the Juvenile Detention Alternates Initiative Committee, which focuses on the reallocation of public resources from mass incarceration toward investment in youth, families and communities.
Devonish is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rotary Club’s Vocational Service Award, Atlantic City Hometown Hero Award, NAACP Community Service Award, A.C. Weekly and JayCees Top 40 Under 40 Award, as well as other state and local honors. She is also a member of the Atlantic City chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
Natalie will be honored at the fifth annual “Black Girls Rock Jersey Style” awards dinner being held in Atlantic City on Oct. 11. This annual event honors local women that have followed their dreams, stayed committed and served the community.