Monday, May 20, 2013
Commencement ceremony will include Peace Prize announcement, speech from college president.
The County College of Morris (CCM) will graduate more than 1,100 students Thursday as the college hosts its 44th annual commencement ceremony. CCM President Edward Yaw will serve as the speaker of the event, which begins at 7 p.m. To highlight the graduation ceremony, the school will announce this year's Peace Prize winner, Alisa Brescic of Budd Lake. "Students were invited to create works focused on the general theme of world peace while expressing themselves through a number of artistic forms including writing, music, dance or visual arts," the college noted in a press release. Brescic will be honored for working to advance world peace through her video essay, "The Peace of the U.S." (Watch Brescic's video attached to this article.) This…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Report shows County College of Morris had a higher rate of students moving on to continue education than 19 other community colleges in the state.
Tuesday, February 19
The County College of Morris (CCM) leads the state in having the highest percentage of students transfer from the school to continue their education according to data released by the U.S. Department of Education last week. The data also revealed CCM to have a lower cost when compared to other national community colleges. The school's transfer rate was 6 percent higher than the college with the second-best rate, according to a press release sent by the school. The cost to attend CCM, about $5,195, was sixth lowest of 19 schools and about $900 less than the average community college's tuition. “CCM’s scorecard numbers and impressive rank among other New Jersey community colleges are products of the dedicated and talented faculty who serve …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Resident of Newton honored by New Jersey Council of County Colleges.
Sheri Ventura, the coordinator of Distance Learning Services at the County College of Morris, was recently presented the 2012 Community College Spirit award from the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. “I am pleased to be recognized for my participation and leadership,” said Ventura. “I also would like to thank and recognize the distance learning professionals and academic officers across New Jersey. It is their dedication and commitment to excellence that have allowed us to maintain a successful distance education consortium to benefit community college students.” Ventura is a resident of Newton, NJ, and has served as distance education coordinator at CCM since 2004. She is responsible for administrative aspects of distance learning, …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Ribbon cutting and open house draw community to high-tech facility .
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The County College of Morris Board of Trustees hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the college’s new Schuyler Place, Morristown, location on Jan. 27. The facility was provided by the Morris County Board of Freeholders and consists of more than 5,000 square feet of classroom and administrative office space. The new location also features six high-tech classrooms, including two computer labs. “We are grateful to the Freeholders for providing this space and for the outstanding renovations, “said CCM President Edward J. Yaw. “We have received wonderful feedback from students and faculty about this facility.” The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by college and Morris County officials and afterwards the local business …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Area colleges report most security issues involve the use of alcohol and drugs
Liquor and drug violations far outpace any other illegal activity on four Morris County college campuses, according to annual reports filed by the schools. The reports are filed under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act by the College of St. Elizabeth, County College of Morris, Drew University and Fairleigh Dickinson University (Florham Campus). The reports are available to the public at each school. In 2010, the latest figures available, Drew recorded 287 liquor law violations that were referred for college disciplinary action or judicial review as crimes, and 12 drug arrests. Fairleigh-Dickinson recorded 53 liquor incidents and four drug-related events in dormitories that were referred …