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Divisions & Departments › Division of Business, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technologies Business Department Engineering Technologies/ Engineering Science Department Information Technologies Department Mathematics Department

› Division of Liberal Arts English and Philosophy Department History, Political Science and Criminal Justice Department Languages and ESL Department Music, Dance and Performing Arts Department Psychology and Education Department

› Division of Health and Natural Sciences Allied Health Department

Sociology, Anthropology and Human Services Department Visual Arts Department

Biology and Chemistry Department Health and Exercise Science Department Landscape and Horticultural Technology Department Nursing Department

› Division of Corporate and Community Programs The Center for Business and Technology Career Training & Enrichment Programs Alternate Route Teaching Certification Online Learning Teen Arts College for Kids & Teens The Challenger Program for High School Students

Title IX, Section 504 & Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance County College of Morris does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, veteran or disability in its employment practices or educational programs. Inquiries regarding compliance with federal or state antidiscrimination laws may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Thomas C. Burk, (973) 328-5039 or

County College of Morris 2010 Annual Report Shaping Our

The Annual Report is produced by the Department of Communications and College Relations.

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Fifth Decade of Excellence

County College of Morris


2010 Annual Report


Board of Chosen Freeholders

Board of Trustees

College Administration

County College of Morris Foundation

Gene Feyl, Director

All trustees also serve concurrently as members of the CCM Foundation. Members noted with an * serve as Foundation Board of Directors.

All college administrators also serve as members of the CCM Foundation.

Joseph T. Vitale, President

William J. Chegwidden, Deputy Director Douglas R. Cabana

Elaine Johnson, Chair *

John J. Murphy

Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq., Vice Chair

James W. Murray

Joseph J. Longo, P.E., Treasurer

Margaret Nordstrom

Stanley T. Omland, P.E., P.P., Secretary

Jack J. Schrier

Carole M. Harper * Thomas A. Pepe *

as of January 2010

Dr. Kathleen C. Serafino Dean C. Strawn Michael A. Van Allen Dr. Joseph S. Weisberg Allison Shadel, Alumni Trustee

Dr. Edward J. Yaw, President Dr. Dwight L. Smith, Vice President of Academic Affairs Karen VanDerhoof, Vice President of Business and Finance Dr. Bette M. Simmons, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management Joseph Vitale, Executive Director for College Advancement and Planning and President of the CCM Foundation Roger Flahive, Executive Director of Information Systems (CIO)

William T. McNerney, Trustee Emeritus

Thomas Burk, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations

as of July 2010

as of February 2010

Katie A. Olsen, Director of Development Board of Directors Gil Zweig, Chair Glenbrook Technologies, Inc. Everton Scott, Vice Chair Public Service Electric and Gas Company Richard Ricca, Treasurer Verizon New Jersey Bonnie Murphy ’71, Secretary & Faculty Representative, County College of Morris Carol Fitzpatrick ’86, Assistant Secretary United Parcel Service Marily Ayres County College of Morris (Ret.) Thomas Hayes New Jersey Natural Gas Company William McElroy ‘83 Liberty International Underwriters Edward Nelson ‘72 McGivney & Kluger, PC Eileen Paragano ‘91 Paragano Family Foundation Laura Rimmer ‘98 International Trade Center Alliance Wanda Sims Novartis, Inc.

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Table of Contents Message from the President

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Board of Trustees

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Shaping Our Fifth Decade of Excellence

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Vision – Academics and Sustainability

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Commitment – Arts and Athletics

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Recognition – Awards and Accomplishments

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Success – The Class of 2010

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CCM Foundation

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Facts and Figures

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Message from the President County College of Morris holds a special mission of providing a quality, affordable education to anyone with the desire to learn and advance. Last year, we celebrated our 40th anniversary as we honored our founders for their vision and commitment to establish CCM as an outstanding open-access institution. We take great pride in the foundation they established so CCM students could reach for their dreams. As a measure of the success of our students, we have one of the highest graduation rates among community colleges in the state and one of the highest percentages of students who continue their education at a four-year college. Now as we enter our fifth decade of excellence, we are building on that strong foundation to ensure CCM is well positioned to provide an increasingly diverse population of students with exceptional and accessible academic programs and services. Toward that end, the Board of Trustees this year finalized and approved a four-year strategic plan to secure our ability to take advantage of emerging opportunities and address current challenges. Chief among those challenges are public-funding constraints and maintaining the affordability of a CCM education.

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A campus-wide facilities plan and technology plan also have been developed to provide students with a welcoming, quality and technologically advanced learning environment. Those plans build upon the efforts we have already undertaken over the past year including a major upgrade of the Longo Planetarium, breaking ground for a new Landscape and Horticultural Technology facility as our first certified “green” building and renovation of the Nursing and Biology laboratories. The ongoing enhancements of CCM’s infrastructure will better position us to grow our enrollment and continue our development as a quality institution where students can challenge themselves, gain new knowledge and improve their lives, fulfilling the mission envisioned by our founders more than four decades ago.

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Dr. Edward J. Yaw President, County College of Morris

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Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq., Vice Chair

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Elaine Johnson, Chair

Joseph J. Longo, P.E., Treasurer

Stanley T. Omland, P.E., P.P., Secretary

2009. “Trustee Ezyske made a very significant contribution to our board during his all-too-brief tenure with us,” noted President Edward J. Yaw. “His financial knowledge, caring and commitment to CCM are going to be hard to replace.”

student tuition increased from $210 to $220 a credit and out-of-state tuition increased from $296 to $311 per credit. The per-credit college fee also was increased by 50 cents from $16 to $16.50 per credit. The increases equate to an additional $66 per semester for an in-county student taking 12 credits.

CCM Board of Trustees In November, the Board of Trustees reorganized electing Elaine Johnson as chair; Jeffrey M. Advokat, vice chair; Joseph J. Longo, treasurer; and Stanley T. Omland, secretary. The trustees expressed their deep gratitude to Sandra Geiger, who left the board after 30 years of volunteer service. The longest serving trustee at CCM, Trustee Geiger was appointed to the board in 1979. During her tenure, she served as chair for four terms and vice chair for two terms.

The Board of Freeholders named Thomas Pepe of Morristown as a new appointee to the board. Trustee Pepe is chief financial officer of Communications Strategies Inc., a family-owned public relations and communications agency. Also appointed to the board by Governor Jon Corzine was Michael A. Van Allen. Trustee Van Allen is chair of the Science Department at Malcolm X. Shabazz High School in Newark. In July, trustees noted their profound sorrow at the passing of Trustee John Ezyske who was appointed to the board by the freeholders in March

In the face of ongoing economic challenges and the continuing need to make difficult financial decisions, the board voted to raise in-county tuition by $5 per credit starting with the summer 2010 semester. Tuition for in-county residents increased from $105 to $110 per credit. Out-of-county

For the 2010-2011 fiscal year, running from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011, the trustees approved a $66-million operating budget. As a result of continued cost-containment measures, the budget increased only 1.7 percent above the 2009-2010 budget.

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Shaping Our Fifth Decade of Excellence . . . County College of Morris is a special institution that from its founding has provided quality, affordable pathways to learning for all individuals with the desire to succeed. While economic challenges abound, CCM is positioned to build on that mission as it enters its fifth decade of service to the community. Through the development of a fouryear strategic plan, CCM is prepared to take advantage of new opportunities to provide students with the best education and training possible and to meet the current and developing needs of employers. In conjunction with CCM’s strategic goals, a campus-wide facilities plan and technology plan also have been developed to provide a quality learning environment that will continue to establish CCM as a place where quality, access and affordability remain synonymous.

› 2011-2014 Strategic Plan

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The mission of CCM is to deliver dynamic, challenging, high quality and accessible academic programs and services that support the individual’s quest for lifelong learning and professional development. To achieve that mission, the college undertook a year-long process to develop the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan, a roadmap that will guide the development of programs, facilities and budget priorities over the next four years. Some 35 individuals, consisting of administrators, faculty and staff, met for several months in committees focused on Academics, Finances and the Student Experience. Their work produced six Strategic Goals: •E  mphasize student success •S  trengthen student, faculty and staff learning • Integrate planning and the budget process • Improve efficiencies in college operations

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•M  aximize sources of revenue • Improve the use of technology To emphasize student success, the plan calls for improving and increasing student enrollment, retention and graduation; reducing the need for remedial education; strengthening support for students; and creating a culture of mutual respect and understanding among all members of the college community. Strengthening student, faculty and staff learning will entail strengthening students’ skills, faculty development, exploring alternative delivery systems for programs and increasing students’ use of technology. In an increasingly challenging economic environment, aligning the budget process with the Strategic Plan will be crucial, as will be maximizing the utilization of building space and exploring joint-purchasing agreements and shared services. The plan also calls for CCM to increase fundraising by 20 percent over the next four years, investigate the feasibility of introducing new academic programs and expanding existing ones, explore new technologies for both teaching and learning, and increase the number of online offerings.

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› Technology Plan In addition to implementing several new technologies this year, Information Systems (IS) continued the planned reorganization of how technology is managed and supported at the college. All planning and support for student computer labs is now coordinated through IS. The development of new techniques now allows IS to rebuild all the computers in a lab in two hours, rather than the two days it previously took. Operational support for instructional technology also was consolidated into the department. Those changes have resulted in better use of support staff, increased hours when support is available, and a single point of contact for a person experiencing any technology problem anywhere on campus through the Technology Help Desk. The ongoing project to install technology in all classrooms also continued with 10 more rooms being completed. In other technology enhancements, CCM conducted a full review of its centralized information system, Colleague, and in consultation with the vendor has developed a three-year action plan to improve and increase the effectiveness of Colleague. As part of the college’s “green” initiative, communication with students now is being done through an automated email process rather than by generating labels and mass mailings. Faculty now can email all students in a class automatically through a web interface that allows faculty members to do this “anytime, anywhere.” IS also continued to expand its virtualization efforts with the installation of 16Tb of network-based storage and is now using desktop virtualization to support in-person registration creating a more stable and effective environment.

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› Facilities Plan Along with the renovations that have taken place over the past year, the 2010-2022 Facilities Master Plan provides County College of Morris with direction for upgrading aging facilities, improving the learning environment for a diverse population of students, and increasing the campus’s energy efficiency. The anticipated cost is $51 million to $62 million. Projects will be funded through the state’s Chapter 12 bond program, paid for jointly by the State of New Jersey and Morris County, as funding becomes available. Developed by NK Architects and CCM’s Department of Business and Finance, the plan calls for several major building projects including: •A  new academic building to accommodate increased enrollment •D  evelopment of a campus quad to encourage a greater sense of community •A  n addition to the auditorium to address functional deficiencies and enhance the presence of the performing arts at CCM •R  enovation of the Learning Resource Center to provide students with additional group study rooms and quiet areas.

A New Academic Building

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One of the major projects included in the 2010-2022 Facilities Master Plan is a new academic building to accommodate increased student enrollment over the next several years. To be constructed as funding becomes available, the building potentially could be located between Henderson and Sheffield halls.

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Longo Planetarium Presents the Cosmos The new Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium opened in April following an $827,000 upgrade. (l-r) Joseph Vitale, president of the County College of Morris Foundation; Joseph J. and Madeline D. Longo; and Edward J. Yaw, CCM president, stand before the planetarium’s donor recognition wall, which honors 21 donors who contributed nearly $614,000 for the project. For a schedule of upcoming shows or to reserve the facility for a special event, visit

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CCM’s First Certified Green Building In May, CCM broke ground for a new Landscape and Horticultural Technology building. The building, scheduled to open next spring, will be the college’s first U.S. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified green facility with numerous sustainable features, including geothermal heating and cooling, photovoltaic roof panels, and a vegetated flat roof and rain collection system.

Investing in the Sciences To better prepare graduates for ongoing education and careers in the sciences, the Nursing and Biology laboratories both received major upgrades this year. The improvements were funded by Chapter 12 bonds, with 50 percent paid by the state and 50 percent by Morris County. Both renovations included technology upgrades along with the installation of energy-efficient lighting.

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A New Softball Field Is Constructed and Tennis Courts Are Resurfaced The softball team at CCM now has a state-of-the-art field to demonstrate its talent. This year, work was completed on a new field featuring a solar-powered scoreboard and ADAcompliant bleachers. Tennis players at CCM also have some quality courts to enjoy. Along with resurfacing, the courts received new perimeter fencing, lighting upgrades and an improved drainage system.

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Vision . . . ›J  ournalism and Communications Students Gain Joint Admission to College of Saint Elizabeth County College of Morris and the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) in April finalized their seventh articulation agreement. Under this latest joint agreement, students admitted to CCM’s associate degree program in communications or journalism also can be admitted to CSE’s baccalaureate program in communication. Upon graduation from CCM, students in the program can take up to an additional 33 credits at CCM. The other remaining credits toward the bachelor’s degree then are to be selected from CSE courses, most of which will be offered at the CCM campus.

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CCM and CSE also have joint agreements for students in business administration, criminal justice, early childhood education, secondary education specializations and nursing.

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› Sustainable Practices Certification Green jobs are growing, providing new opportunities for those looking to build or retool their careers. In response to the growing need for “Green Collar” professionals, the Division of Corporate and Community Programs has developed a Certificate in Sustainable Practices. The four-course program provides students with training in managing energy and water consumption, sustainability reporting, meeting profit and environmental goals, and environmentally preferred purchasing. Three of the courses have an online option. The certificate program is geared toward individuals who are looking to take their career to a new level, in-transition white-collar professionals seeking to differentiate themselves in the market, municipal employees committed to Sustainable Jersey or other green efforts, and participants in the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. For more information, visit

Academics and Sustainability

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›S  ummer Academy Marks 20 Years with Solar Challenge A total of 23 high school students took part in this year’s Summer Academy for Young Scholars. The session marked the academy’s 20th year of preparing underrepresented students for college and exposing them to the fields of mathematics, engineering and computer science. Led by Professors Alexis Thurman and Susan Winston, Mathematics, the academy’s theme this year was “Going Green.” Along with building and racing solar model cars, the students made stationery from recycled newspapers and took part in Master Student classes to build their academic skills. The four-day program was supported by grants from PSE&G and New Jersey Natural Gas.

› CCM Offices Going Green As part of CCM’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact, the Financial Aid Office now is using students’ email accounts as its main means of communications. Along with reducing paper consumption and refuse, the change means students can always have the most current and accurate information available at their fingertips. The Bursar Office also has started to go green by making bills available online for students. The changes are in alignment with CCM’s ongoing conversion to electronic formats to reduce paper usage and waste, along with costs. Included among those efforts, student applications now are accepted online and the college admissions viewbook has been reduced in size to encourage students to visit and explore the CCM website.

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›T  he Arts – To Everything There Is a Season

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The “To Everything There Is a Season” 2009-2010 Performing Arts schedule kicked off at County College of Morris on October 8 with the largest cultural program since the renovation of the CCM auditorium in the fall of 2007. Over 350 students, faculty, community members and several Marshal Arts schools enjoyed a special performance of the Shaolin Warriors: The Kung Fu Masters of China. Co-sponsored by Special Events and Campus Life, the unique production – direct from China – provided the local community with a chance to see a world-renowned performance on a stage close to home at an affordable price. Among the other highlights of the season, an original adaptation of the musical Once on This Island was presented on the CCM stage in November, showcasing the talent of CCM students. In March, the fourth annual Storytelling and Festival of World Music had its most successful attendance to date with the incorporation of a workshop for teachers accredited by the New Jersey Education Association. Then in April, the very popular Thoroughly Modern Millie, performed by CCM’s Music, Dance and Performing Arts students, thrilled the audience with near sold-out performances. Also in April, CCM Shakespeare & Company presented George Bernard Shaw’s classic Androclese & the Lion.

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The strong diversity in programming is creating a growing subscriber base that CCM is building upon to further position the campus as a valuable community resource. For a schedule of the 20102011 Performing Arts schedule, visit

and Athletics › Athletics It was another outstanding year for CCM athletic teams and student athletes. In only its second season, the lacrosse team gained a national ranking, placing 10th in the country and finishing the season with a 9-6 record. Player T.J. McAndrew, of Randolph, also received Honorable Mention All-American, a huge feat for a second-year program. CCM is the only community college in northern New Jersey with a lacrosse program. The Men’s Soccer team clinched its regular season finishing as the 2009 Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Champions and earning second place in the Region XIX Championship Tournament. Head Coach Roger Stephens also eclipsed the 200-win mark with 214 wins and 16 ties over his 19 years coaching at CCM. Student athletes Hamilton Sotelo, of Elizabeth, received First Team All-American and John Weber, of Morristown, received Second Team All-American. The Women’s Softball team also had a great year, setting the school record for victories at 40-15. Contributing to that success, pitcher Stephanie Romano (pictured below, right) set the school record for pitching victories with a total of 37 in her two-year career. Once again, the Golf Team proved its prowess on the course, making the GSAC Championship Tournament for the seventh year in a row and advancing to the Region XIX Championship Tournament. Student athlete Daniel Bentson, of High Point, qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament as an individual.

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Photo: Jack Sullivan

CCM athletes also continued to excel academically. A total of 46 athletes were recognized for inclusion on the All-Garden State Athletic Conference and All-Region XIX academic honor rolls. Softball Co-Captain Jess Mucerino also was presented with an NJCAA Academic All-American award for her outstanding academic performance.

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Recognition . . .

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›P  resident Edward J. Yaw Receives Educator of the Year Award

›P  rofessor Venancio Fuentes Completes Leadership Academy

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey presented County College of Morris President Edward J. Yaw with its Educator of the Year Award at the council’s annual awards dinner in November. Dr. Yaw was recognized for his long-standing dedication to education. CCM also was recognized by the council for its 40 years of excellence. The Research and Development Council is a nonprofit organization representing more than 45 major corporations, educational institutions and state officials in New Jersey.

Professor Venancio Fuentes, chair of the Department of Engineering Technologies and Engineering Science, this year completed the Academy for Leadership and Development program. The academy brings together college officials from around the nation to enhance their leadership and strategic planning skills. Professor Fuentes also served as a panelist at the Engineering Technology Leadership Institute conference at Penn State University last fall. The conference brought together members from academic institutions, industry and government to explore technology education and workforce needs.

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›P  rofessor José Beviá’s Symphony Premieres in Czech Republic

Profe ssor Kenn eth S houle r autho rs The E veryth World ing ’s Re ligion s Boo k

The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere recording of Symphony No. 1 by Music Professor José Beviá in the Czech Republic last June. The recording has been released on CD by MSR Classics. Also included on the CD are the world premier recordings of Professor’s Beviá’s compositions Dónde el Viento Nos Lleve, Three Enigmas, and Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp. The CD is available at

CCM President Edward J. Yaw

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›P  rofessor Helen Mastrobuoni Named EOF Educator of the Year Professor Helen Mastrobuoni, Biology and Chemistry, was presented with the 2010 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Educator of the Year Award in April for her exceptional instructional capabilities and her commitment and support to EOF students.

›P  rofessor Kenneth Shouler Authors The Everything World’s Religions Book Professor Kenneth Shouler, Philosophy, authored the second edition of The Everything World’s Religions Book (Adams Media). The easy-to-use and comprehensive book is part of the Everything Series. Professor Shouler also is the author of The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy and The Everything Hinduism Book.

Awards and Accomplishments › Dean Keith Smith’s Paintings Displayed at New Jersey Masters Art Exhibit

›R  espiratory Therapy and Radiography Pass Rates Surpass National Average

Keith Smith, dean of Liberal Arts, had several of his paintings featured in the 2009 “6 New Jersey Masters” exhibit at Kean University. The paintings included some of his large works produced during his years working in a New York City studio and several smaller recent pieces painted in his home studio in Sparta.

All 14 Respiratory Therapy students from the Class of 2009 passed the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examination to earn the credential of Certified Respiratory Therapist. The 100-percent pass rate significantly exceeds the national pass rate of 73.69%. Also earning a high pass rate were the Radiography students from the Class of 2009 at 94 percent with a mean score of 85.5. The national pass rate was 91.4 percent with a mean score of 84.8.

Professor Jan-Marie Traynor, chair of the Landscape and Horticultural Technology program, was elected vice-president of the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) for 2010. She is only the second woman to hold that position in the 95-year history of the association and the first educator to be elected as an officer.

›J  ournal of New Jersey Poets Celebrates 20 Years at CCM More than 200 poetry lovers from across New Jersey gathered at CCM in April to celebrate the Journal of New Jersey Poets 20 years of publication at CCM. The journal is edited by Professor Sander Zulauf, English, who has authored several books of poetry, the most recent one being Where Time Goes (Dryad Press). The special celebration featured readings by 20 poets who either live or previously lived in New Jersey. A presentation also was given showcasing the many Pulitzer Prize poets who have read at CCM since the journal’s founding.

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› CCM Dancers Honored CCM faculty and students scored high marks at the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Region American College Dance Festival (ACDF) at Virginia Commonwealth University. Out of 400 participants and 25 schools represented at the festival, only two community colleges were adjudicated, and CCM was one of them. Forty-five dances were judged and 12 pieces were selected to be performed at the festival’s closing night gala, including “At the Bottom,” choreographed by CCM Adjunct Professor Lisa Peluso.


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› Professor Jan-Marie Traynor Elected Vice President of NJNLA

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Faith Candelaria, like many students who attend CCM, had to balance a number of responsibilities while taking classes. Her final semester also brought a few bumps in the road. She had to change jobs twice. During her journey toward her associate’s degree, she also battled a serious health issue. She did all that while working full-time, maintaining her home, caring for her family and keeping up with school. It took her 10 years to earn her AA in Humanities/Social Science, but earn it she did. Her parents certainly had foresight when they named her Faith, because faith is what she has.

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As an open-access institution, County College of Morris draws a diverse student population seeking professional and personal development through a quality higher education. CCM President Edward J. Yaw continued his tradition of highlighting that diversity and the success of CCM students at the 41st commencement ceremony. Here are the stories he shared.

Carmen Ceballos is a first-generation American who began her studies at a university in Colombia, South America. When she came to the U.S., she learned English at the CCM English-as-aSecond-Language program, and continued her education at CCM enrolling in the Business Administration program. Carmen worked full-time, so she took advantage of CCM’s hybrid classes, which are conducted partly online and partly in the classroom. She has been accepted by Montclair State University and is pursuing her dream of becoming a certified public accountant in its four-year program. She graduated with an AS in Business Administration.

Camila Diefenthaeler came to CCM to fulfill a requirement for a bilingual teaching degree she started in Brazil. To complete her four-year degree, she was required to speak English fluently. What better way to learn English, she thought, than to travel to the U.S. and attend college here. She further honed her language skills working for 300 hours in the CCM Cooperative Education program, getting hands-on teaching experience. After graduation, she returned to Brazil to finish her bachelor’s degree and find a job. She eventually hopes to earn a master’s degree. She graduated with an AA in Early Childhood Education.

Jess Mucerino attended a four-year college in New Jersey, didn’t like it there and decided to attend CCM instead. The history major was the winner of the Female Academic Achievement Award for the sophomore student athlete with the highest GPA. As co-captain of the softball team, she helped guide her teammates through a record season, achieving second place in the region finals. She also earned membership in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Someday, she hopes to be a teacher, lawyer or coach. This fall, she is attending New Jersey City University. She graduated with an AA in History Education.

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Christopher C. Fletcher chose CCM because he found the staff and faculty helpful in accommodating his disability. He is wheelchairbound with spina bifida, but by no means did that keep him from finding his way across campus during his time at CCM. In fact, he liked to refer to his daily trips across campus as his fitness workout program. Christopher loves working with children, and hopes to become an elementary school teacher so he can inspire his students to enjoy learning. This fall, he is attending Centenary College to earn a degree in the Elementary School Teaching program there. He graduated with an AA in English and Elementary School Education.

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The Class of 2010 Eden Rahming, a native of the Bahamas, majored in Musical Theater because it allowed her to express herself through her passions. As a member of the Volunteer Club, she worked at a soup kitchen and fed the needy. She was also President of the Strategic Games Club and Public Relations Officer of the Musical Theater Association. This fall, she is attending the Musical Theater program at New Jersey City University. She is contemplating returning to the Bahamas as a teacher to incorporate musical theater into the school curriculums there. She graduated with an AA in Musical Theater.

Eric Sanchez lives in Bergen County, but his local community college did not offer the associate’s degree in Biotechnology Applied Sciences that he was seeking. A determined young man, he made the decision to drive a round trip of two hours every day to attend classes at CCM. He plans next to get a job and apply for the Biology program at Rutgers in New Brunswick. He describes CCM as an excellent stepping stone in an educational journey that he plans to take him all the way through to a medical degree. He graduated with an AAS in Biotechnology.

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CCM Foundation . . . The 2009-2010 fiscal year was another successful one for the County College of Morris Foundation. More than $782,000 was received in gifts from individuals, corporations, grants and special events, surpassing the $761,000 raised the previous fiscal year. This year’s special focus was the successful completion of the campaign for a new planetarium. The majority of the $306,137 raised for programs was dedicated to the new Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium, which opened on April 15. More than $613,000 was raised for the new facility, far surpassing the original goal of $250,000. The County College of Morris scholarship program was the beneficiary of $328,616 this year, surpassing the $203,095 raised last year and providing financial support for more than 214 students in disciplines including nursing, business and the performing arts. Several new scholarships also were introduced, including the Raymond and Elizabeth Polen Scholarship for students majoring in engineering or mathematics, and the Roslyn Nadel Scholarship for Disabled Students. In addition, retiring Professor Louise Olshan created the Louise and Samuel Olshan Endowment for Faculty Professional Development, helping to partially underwrite the cost of conferences and professional memberships.

Your Gifts at Work Unrestricted

Events $116,774



Scholarships $328,617

Endowment $375

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The Longo Planetarium Dedication (clockwise from top left): The entrance to the renovated Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium; County College of Morris Foundation President Joseph Vitale (l) presents the Longos with a gift in appreciation of their generous support of the planetarium; CCM Astronomer Chris Fenwick; Saturn projected on the dome; young visitors enter the new planetarium in awe and anticipation; guests enjoy the comfort of the new reclining seats.

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The 2010 Scholarship Gala, held in April at the HyattMorristown, netted more than $60,000 for the general scholarship program and featured the Annual Alumni Awards for Achievement, Volunteerism, Humanitarianism and Alumnus of the Year. In addition, this year’s gala saw the introduction of a new recognition – the first CCM Foundation Leadership Award. The first recipient was New Jersey Natural Gas Company, which was honored for more than 50 years of service to the community. This past fiscal year, through the efforts of the Foundation, $260,000 was raised in government and private foundation grants. The beneficiaries included the Summer Academy, the Radiography program, and the annual Teen Arts Festival. With a decline in public funding for programs, the ability to raise funds privately is crucial. As the Foundation looks ahead to 2010-2011, it will continue to promote the new Gift Annuity Program, which allows a donor to make a deferred gift to CCM while enjoying interest payments during his or her lifetime, and to expand the Foundation’s website to include online giving. The Foundation remains grateful for the generous support of our alumni, faculty and staff, the corporate community and the community at large.

Donor Contributions 2009/10 Donors

Amount $95,123



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CCM Trustees

The 2010 County College of Morris Foundation Scholarship Gala (clockwise from top left): Professor of Music and alumnus Joseph Bilotti entertains the audience; the Silent Auction table; Kermit the Frog makes an appearance; student Natalie Lattimore shares how her scholarship is making a difference in her life; Alumni Award recipients (l-r) Jerry Ketcham ’73, Mary Beth Stoddard Crile ’93, Doris McClung ’84, and James Gannon ’81; Laurence Downes (center), chairman and CEO of New Jersey Natural Gas, accepts the 2010 CCM Leadership Award to New Jersey Natural Gas from CCM President Edward J. Yaw (l) and CCM Foundation President Joseph Vitale.

Total Giving:

13,585 5,556

Foundation Board Corporate






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Revenue (June 30, 2009)

Enrollment Ratio (Fall 2009)




Tuition & Fees

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Federal Aid


State Aid County Aid






Total Full-time Enrollment: 5,069


Total Part-time Enrollment: 3,644

Unknowns have been excluded from totals.

4,418 3,215










2006 g

20 and younger

2007 g


2008 g

35 and older

Unknown ages have been excluded from totals.






1,000 0


2010 Annual Report


State and Local Grants and Contracts


Gifts and Private Grants




Auxiliary Services


Capital Contributions

4,957,169 741,218 $69,065,954



Combined Total



Academic Support


Student Affairs


Scholarships and Loans


Institutional Support


Public Service


Operation and Maintenance of Plant




Auxiliary Services


Total Expenditures

20 County College of Morris


Expenditures (June 30, 2009)





Total Revenues



Federal Grants and Contracts


Enrollment By Age (2005 - 2009)

Combined Total


Enrollment Statistics (based on fall 2009 semester enrollments) 2004






1-year change

3-year change

5-year change

Associate in Arts










Percentage of Total Enrollment







Associate in Fine Arts










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Associate in Science










Percentage of Total Enrollment







Associate in Applied Science










Percentage of Total Enrollment

















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Preparatory Programs










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County College of Morris


2010 Annual Report


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2010 Annual Report  

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