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…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Oak Ridge's Andrew Sperber recognized for achievements in graphic design.
Andrew Sperber is a pretty good graphic designer. Let's try that again. Andrew Sperber is a really good graphic designer. So good, in fact, the Oak Ridge resident and County College of Morris student was recently awarded a scholarship for a two-year student from the Art Directors Club of New Jersey (ADCNJ) for the quality of his design work. Seventy-five student portfolios were submitted this year from two and four-year students, according to County College of Morris. The awards were given based on the creativity and functionality of the work. “It’s a great honor for both Andrew and the graphic design department at CCM,” said Stephen Longo, professor and special projects leader of the graphic design program at CCM in a statement. Longo is …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
History instructor Mark Washburne 'not going to let the terrorists win,' plans to run Boston Marathon again.
County College of Morris History Professor Mark Washburne was a block away from explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon. To say that Mendham resident Mark Washburne is persistent might be an understatement. As a streak runner Washburne has run three miles a day since Dec. 31, 1989. His performance in Monday’s Boston Marathon continued a streak of 8,508 days. Washburne had finished the race at 2:14 p.m. and was in the middle of the post-marathon cool-down ritual when he made a fateful decision. “Anytime you finish a marathon they get you walking. You get your Mylar covering and your medal and you go to your Gatorade station, your water station,” Washburne said. “The whole process takes about a half-hour.” Washburne said he had called his…
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 …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
New federal website allows prospective college students to compare institutions of interest.
The cost to attend County College of Morris is low compared to its national counterparts, according to a new, interactive website designed by the United States Department of Education. The website, created after President Barack Obama called for colleges to be held accountable for “cost, value and quality,” gives families and prospective students critical information to make decisions on college choices, according to the Department of Education. According to the Scorecard, the average net price (the cost after grants and scholarships are subtracted) to attend County College of Morris is $5,195. The analysis also showed the net price increased 4.8-percent from 2007 to 2009. “We know students and families are often overwhelmed in the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Showcasing exceptional work in club setting goal of students.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
County College of Morris student explains benefit of Building Our Future bond on November ballot.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Dear Editor, On Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve the first major investment in New Jersey college facilities in 24 years. The Building Our Future Bond Act, which will be on the ballot as “Question 1,” would provide $750 million in capital improvements for academic and research facilities at the state’s 49 colleges and universities. The funds would be targeted for academic buildings and could not be used to construct sports facilities or dormitories. Also, each college is required to match the funds they receive by 25 percent. As a college student, I am confident this investment will help prepare New Jersey students for the global marketplace; attract businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs; and power the state’s economy …
Friday, October 19, 2012
'Building Our Future' Bond Act will be on the Nov. 6 election ballot as Question 1.
Friday, October 19, 2012
To the Editor: On Nov. 6, New Jersey voters will be asked to approve the first major investment in New Jersey college facilities in 24 years. The Building Our Future Bond Act, which will be on the ballot as "Question 1," would provide $750 million in capital improvements for academic and research facilities at the state’s 49 colleges and universities. The funds would be targeted for academic buildings and could not be used to construct sports facilities or dormitories. Also, each college is required to match the funds they receive by 25 percent. This investment will help prepare New Jersey students for the global marketplace; attract businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs; and power the state’s economy by creating construction jobs. New …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Classes in ASL will begin in the fall.
The County College of Morris will offer American Sign Language starting in the upcoming fall semester, according to a press release from the college. The classes will be credited and will be offered during both day and evening sessions. “Since ASL is also one of the most commonly taught languages in American colleges and universities, these courses, in most cases, easily transfer as credits to meet humanities requirements, free electives and even diversity requirements,” said Professor Jose Ortiz-Batista, chair of the Languages and ESL department. “Given that the overall enrollment in languages is increasing and American Sign Language is becoming even more popular, we eventually hope to offer more levels and an ASL teaching program in the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Fall semester begins on August 30.
Registration is open for the County College of Morris' fall semester, which begins on August 30, 2012. Students who are accepted to CCM can register online, by mail, or during an in-person registration session on August 25, 27, 28 or 29. Prospective students can apply online at www.ccm.edu or in person at the Admissions Office in the Student Community Center on 214 Center Grove Road in Randolph. CCM has more than 70 degree programs and more than 75 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities.