County College of Morris
Motto in English
|Dare to know|
|President||Dr. Anthony J. Iacono|
Randolph, NJ, USA|
|Colors||Maroon, Cool grey|
9 Varsity Teams|
Garden State Athletic Conference
NJCAA Division II
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
County College of Morris (CCM) is a community college in Randolph, Morris County, New Jersey. CCM offers degree and certificate programs in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, technology and healthcare. CCM provides multiple transfer opportunities for students looking to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.
The college was founded in 1966 and first opened its doors to students in 1968. The college's first president was Dr. Sherman H. Masten. The college's library was later renamed in his honor, becoming the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center.
When President Masten retired in 1986, Dr. Edward J. Yaw became the second president of CCM. After 30 years of leadership as CCM president, Dr. Yaw retired in 2016 and Dr. Anthony J. Iacono became the college's third president. Prior to joining CCM, President Iacono had served as vice president of Academic Affairs at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, FL.
The college is located in Randolph, Morris County, N.J.
In the Summer of 2012, the Morris County Improvement Authority installed solar parking canopies across five parking lots at CCM., and upgraded exterior lighting to LED fixtures. Trees cut down to accommodate the solar installation were replaced with ornamental trees and bushes in the Spring of 2013.
Cohen, DeMare, Emeriti and Sheffield halls comprise the main academic center of the campus. Other major college facilities include the LEED certified Landscape and Horticultural Technology building and greenhouses, the Music Technology Center, named in honor of Dr. Yaw; the Student Community Center; Learning Resource Center; and the Health and Physical Education building. Henderson Hall, which was the college's first building, serves as the main administrative building.
The Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium is a 91-seat dome theater that features a Digistar 4 SP2 HD Digital Projector, which serves astronomy classes on campus and offers public showings for education and entertainment.
The Dragonetti Auditorium is a 500-seat performing arts venue.
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.
CCM is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and has one of the highest graduation rates among the 19 county colleges in the state of New Jersey.
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 summer camp program for middle and high school students. The summer program includes courses in English, astronomy, math, science, and history.
The student body consists of more than 8,500 undergraduate students. There are more than 40 student clubs on campus.
The County College of Morris is smoke-free and 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.
CCM is a NJCAA Division II school. Its athletic conference is the Garden State Athletic Conference.
Men's: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis
Women's: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Notable alumni and faculty
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- Alex Cable, optical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, who is the founder of optical equipment manufacturer Thorlabs.
- Jennifer Jones (born 1967), first African-American Rockette.
- Christopher McCulloch, creator, director, and co-writer (with Doc Hammer) of the Adult Swim cartoon The Venture Bros, under the pseudonym Jackson Publick.
- Joe McEwing (born 1972), baseball player played for the New York Mets.
- Adam Riggs (born 1972), former Los Angeles Angels player known for his misspelled "Angees" jersey in a 2003 game, as well as his name being mentioned on the Mitchell report.
- "Saving Energy and Money Solar Style". ccm.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-01-12. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
- "CCM Ornamental Tree Planting Gets Underway". ccm.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-01-12. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
- NJ.com . May 23, 2010.
- learntoearn.org New Jersey County College Information. Undated. Accessed November 25, 2007.
- "Summer programs". County College of Morris. Archived from the original on 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
College for Kids & Teens, Ages 6 - 16, July 14 - August 15
- "Student Clubs Listing". County College of Morris. Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
- Stevens, Kathy. "Thorlabs breaks ground in Newton", New Jersey Herald, October 4, 2010. Accessed March 17, 2018. "Cable is a high school dropout who later enrolled in the County College of Morris."
- "Dancer kicks color barrier", Detroit Free Press, January 11, 1988. Accessed March 17, 2018. "Before moving to New York, she attended County College of Morris in New Jersey, danced in obscurity with a group called 'Beyond the New Jersey Turnpike' and appeared in a few MTV videos."
- Joe McEwing, Minor League Baseball. Accessed November 11, 2007.
- Havsy, Jane. "Soaring with the Angels" Archived 2013-01-02 at Archive.is, 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."