County College of Morris

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County College of Morris
CCM Seal
Motto Sapere aude
Motto in English Dare to know
Established 1966
Type Public
President Dr. Edward J. Yaw
Undergraduates 8,554
Location Randolph, NJ, USA
40°51′30″N 74°34′50″W / 40.85833°N 74.58056°W / 40.85833; -74.58056Coordinates: 40°51′30″N 74°34′50″W / 40.85833°N 74.58056°W / 40.85833; -74.58056
Campus Suburban (Randolph)
222 acres (0.90 km2)
Urban (Morristown)
5,000 sq ft (460 m2)
Colors      Maroon,      Cool grey
Athletics 10 Varsity Teams
Garden State Athletic Conference
NJCAA Division II
Nickname Titans
Affiliations Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
Website ccm.edu

County College of Morris (commonly referred to as CCM) is a public community college located in Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. CCM offers degree and certificate programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, technology and healthcare. CCM provides transfer opportunities to students looking to pursue a bachelor's degree at a University.

History[edit]

The college was founded in 1966, and first opened its doors to students in 1968. The college president is Dr. Edward J. Yaw.

Campus[edit]

The main campus is located in Randolph. CCM has a satellite educational center in the Morris County Administration Annex Building at 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown, New Jersey.

Infrastructure[edit]

In the Summer of 2012, CCM installed solar parking canopies across five parking lots,[1] and upgraded exterior lighting to LED fixtures. Trees cut down to accommodate the solar installation were replaced with ornemental trees and bushes in the Spring of 2013.[2] In 2014, CCM will be constructing a new Music Technology building addition to the Dragonetti Auditorium.[3]

Buildings[edit]

Cohen, DeMare, Emeriti and Sheffield halls comprise the primary educational building on campus. Henderson Hall is the secondary academic building on campus. The college also has a dedicated building for its Landscape and Horticulture Technology Department.

Longo Planetarium[edit]

The Longo Planetarium (formally the Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium), is a 91-seat dome theater, and features a Digistar 4 SP2 HD Digital Projector.[4]

In addition to serving astronomy classes on campus, the Longo Planetarium offers public showings for education and entertainment.

Dragonetti Auditorium[edit]

The Dragonetti Auditorium is a 500-seat performing arts venue.

Transportation[edit]

Parking is available free to both students and alumni at any of the student parking lots (parking decal required). Public transportation to the campus is available weekdays via New Jersey Transit local bus route 875, which stops in front of the student center. The bus provides access to the Dover Train Station, where transfers are available to bus routes 872 and 880.

Academic profile[edit]

CCM is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and has the highest graduation rate among the 19 county colleges in the state of New Jersey[5]

Beginning Fall 2014, Rutgers University will offer baccalaureate degrees courses on the CCM campus in psychology, journalism, criminal justice, and public and non-profit administration.

In addition to its adult services, CCM also has a robust summer camp program for middle and high school students. The summer program includes courses in English, astronomy, math, science, and history.[6]

Student life[edit]

The student body consists of more than 8,500 undergraduate students. There are more than 40 student clubs on campus.[7]

Smoking ban[edit]

The County College of Morris is a Smoke-Free campus as of January 1, 2007. It is one of the first public colleges to ban smoking entirely. The decision to ban smoking was a project of the 2005-2006 Student Government Association, claiming that by having designated smoking areas, the university is silently promoting it. A study that shows bans help to encourage people to quit smoking,[8] and health effects related to tobacco smoke[9] further support the ban.

Athletics[edit]

CCM is a NJCAA Division II school. Its athletic conference is the Garden State Athletic Conference.

Mens: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis
Women's: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

For a more comprehensive list, see Category:County College of Morris alumni.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saving Energy and Money Solar Style". ccm.edu. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "CCM Ornamental Tree Planting Gets Underway". ccm.edu. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "NK at CCM Groundbreaking". NK Architects. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  4. ^ NJ.com [1]. May 23, 2010.
  5. ^ learntoearn.org New Jersey County College Information. Undated. Accessed November 25, 2007.
  6. ^ http://www.ccm.edu/camps
  7. ^ http://www.ccm.edu/studentLife/CLO/clublisting.aspx
  8. ^ Stark, Lisa. ABC News. Do smoking bans help people quit? November 8, 2005. Accessed November 25, 2007.
  9. ^ Health effects of tobacco smoking
  10. ^ Joe McEwing, Minor League Baseball. Accessed November 11, 2007.
  11. ^ Havsy, Jane. "Soaring with the Angels", Daily Record (Morristown), August 29, 2003. Accessed November 4, 2007. "I said, cool, recalled Riggs, a graduate of Lenape Valley High School and County College of Morris."
  12. ^ Punchline Magazine. Chelsea Handler: Stand-up comedy's mischievous little sister, April 22, 2007.

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