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2013 County College of Morris Foundation

Scholarship Gala

Hyatt Morristown Friday, April 26, 2013 Benefitting the Scholarships and Programs of County College of Morris

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Welcome to the 2013 County College of Morris Foundation

Program Welcome and Introductions

Presentation of the Alumni Awards

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

Joseph T. Vitale Foundation President and

Gala Co-Chairs Jeffrey Advokat, Esq. Chair, County College of Morris Board of Trustees and

Oliver Sheffield, George Snow Honors and Dr. Stephen Gurba Scholarship for the Sciences Recipient

Everton Scott Chair, County College of Morris Foundation

Presentation of the Leadership Award Joseph T. Vitale President, County College of Morris Foundation

Remarks Dr. Ralph Izzo Chairman, President and CEO Public Service Enterprise Group

Barbara Casouras Alumni Relations Director

Lina Maria Alfonso ‘13

CCM Performing Arts Students Slections from Legally Blonde

Dinner Served Dancing with the Warren Daniels Band

9:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes and iPad Drawing Auction Results and Check out

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Welcome From the College President

At County College of Morris, we are proud of your mission to offer our students an outstanding education at an affordable price. Our faculty provides the teaching and experience that positively affect lives forever. Our students gain the quality education necessary to realize their dreams. And our college continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community. Over the past year, we enacted more than 20 new articulation agreements to make it easier for CCM students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. We were selected as one of only 10 colleges nationwide to take part in the Bridging Cultures program to better incorporate diversity and democratic thinking into teaching and learning. This past fall, we launched the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Pathway to provide qualified low-income individuals with a tuition-free education to take advantage of job growth opportunities in health care. The face of our campus has also seen many major improvements. In September, we cut the ribbon on our new LEED Gold Certified Landscape and Horticulture Technology building, our first “environmentally sustainable facility.” We purchased a building in Randolph – 675 Route 10 East – that will serve as our temporary library while the Masten Learning Resource Center undergoes a two-year renovation. Eventually, the Route 10 facility will serve other academic needs and will give CCM a presence on a major area highway. With funding from the County of Morris Improvement Authority, solar panels were placed over five of our parking lots to meet about 45 percent of our annual energy needs. And, thanks to the passage of the Building Our Future bond act, CCM will be able to begin construction of an extension to our existing Music Technology Building as well as an upgrade to our electrical- and mechanicalengineering laboratories. These are just some of the ways in which CCM is growing to meet the demands and take advantage of the opportunities of the 21st Century – assuring that our facilities are second to none as we continue to expand and improve our academic courses and programs. Thank you for attending tonight’s CCM Foundation Scholarship Gala and for helping us to continue our mission to our students and the community at large.

Edward J. Yaw, Ed.D. President



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Gala Chairs Welcome

Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq.

Everton Scott

Chair, County College of Morris Board of Trustees Gala Co-Chair

Chair, County College of Morris Foundation Board of Directors Gala Co-Chair

Welcome to the 2013 County College of Morris Foundation Scholarship Gala. We thank you for supporting this event. Each year, our Gala affords the opportunity to gather together, enjoy great dining, music, dancing and camaraderie. But it is also critically important in raising funds for our scholarship program – a program that enables more than 200 students each year to “start right” at CCM. With the cost of college tuition rising each year – even at community colleges – your support is critical in enabling many of our students to achieve their dream of a college education and a productive future. County College of Morris is much more than just a college. It is an integral part of the life, culture and economy of Morris County. While providing outstanding, affordable education, CCM continues to serve as a hub for professional training and business outreach, a home for the performing arts, and a facility that is often utilized by the county’s political and non-profit community. One could not imagine Morris County without CCM.

Our annual Gala is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the best of our college. Tonight, you’ll hear from Lina Maria Alfonso ’13, who will represent our scholarship award students. Lina will transfer to Rutgers after she graduates next month and her ambition is to eventually become a physician. In addition to Lina, you’ll enjoy a selection from Legally Blonde (our spring 2013 musical) by our Performing Arts students, and many of those students will also help display tonight’s silent auction items. We congratulate tonight’s Leadership Award winner, Dr. Ralph Izzo, as well as our Alumni Award recipients, and we extend our thanks to the 2013 Gala Committee for its hard work in putting this event together. Thank you for your continued support of one of Morris County’s great institutions – County College of Morris.

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Public Service Enterprise Group P L ATIN U M Prudential

G OL D Investors bank Picatinny Innovation Center Solix United Parcel Service Verizon

S I LV ER Atlantic Business Furniture Inc. Class of ’83 New Jersey Natural Gas




Delta Dental

Morristown Medical Center


NK Architects Tom and Donna Pepe



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Gala Committee

Co-Chairs Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq. and Everton Scott John P. Beyel, Esq.

Colleen McArdle ’87

Sheri Ventura

Barbara Capsouras ’82

Trish McGrath ’05

Joseph T. Vitale

Doreen DeMarco

Bonnie Murphy ’71

Dr. Joseph S. Weisberg

Carol Fitzpatrick ’86

Eileen Paragano ’91

Dr. Edward J. Yaw

Sandra Geiger

Thomas Pepe

Robert Zajac

Thomas Hayes

Michael A. Prokop, Esq.

Allan J. Iskra, Esq.

Keith Riddiford

Special Thanks County College of Morris Alumni Board

Performing Arts Students

2013 Gala Committee

Professor Marielaine Mammon

2013 Gala Volunteers

Professor Rick Edinger

CCM Plant and Maintenance Department

Professor Santangelo Mosley and the Special Events Marketing Class

CCM Printing Department CCM Department of Music Dance and Performing Arts

CCM Graphic Design office

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Leadership Award

Ralph Izzo Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated

Ralph Izzo is a nationally recognized leader within the utility industry as well as the public policy arena. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress and speak to organizations on matters pertaining to national energy policy. Mr. Izzo’s career began as a research scientist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and he has published or presented over 35 papers on magnetohydrodynamic modeling. He received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering and his Ph.D. in applied physics from Columbia University. He also received an MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management. He is listed in numerous editions of Who’s Who and has been the recipient of many national fellowships, awards and honorary degrees. Mr. Izzo serves as chair of Rutgers University Board of Governors and on the board of directors for the N.J Chamber of Commerce, the N.J. Utilities Association, the Edison Electric Institute, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and The Center for Energy Workforce Development. He is also a member of the Columbia University School of Engineering Board of Visitors and Princeton University’s Adlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Advisory Council, as well as a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Nuclear Engineering at MIT. This past fall, he provided outstanding volunteer leadership in the successful effort to pass the Building Our Future Bond Act – an initiative that will make available $750 million to our state’s colleges for critically-needed facilities upgrades.



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2013 Alumni Stars The County College of Morris Foundation, along with the CCM Alumni Association, inaugurated its annual Alumni Awards in 2003. Since then, more than 65 outstanding graduates have been added to the Alumni Hall of Fame. Tonight, we celebrate five more awardees for their achievements. The Alumni Award Recognition Program acknowledges those who meet specific criteria, including personal achievement, dedication to serving the public good, service to a segment of the college, and finally, for exceptional overall achievement in their professions, the Alumnus/a of the Year Award. The Alumni Association Hall of Fame salutes this tenth class of distinguished inductees. Their achievements, service and dedication to their professional lives and to the community make all of us at the County College of Morris proud.

AWAR D C R I T E RI A Alumni Achievement Award S pecific, outstanding achievements and/or accomplishments in their profession. Have received honors from associations or employers, or whose work has proven beneficial to a pronounced segment of society.

Alumni Service Award R  ecognition of outstanding service to the County College of Morris Alumni Association or some other segment of the College.

Alumni Humanitarian Award D  edication to humanitarianism and serving the public good. Unique contribution to society or the community. Lengthy volunteer service to community.

Alumnus/a of the Year Award H  ighest honor given by the Alumni Association that recognizes the exceptional achievements of graduates of the College. Nominees must have shown outstanding performance in their professions, should be recognized as leaders, and should have made outstanding contributions to the community, state, or nation.

The County College of Morris Foundation and its affiliated Alumni Association proudly congratulate the Shining Stars of tonight’s Gala for their Outstanding Achievements, Service, and Recognitions.



Alumnus of the Year Award Recipient

Alumni Humanitarian Award Recipient

Anthony Leggio, Jr. ‘77

Scott Kansky ‘97

Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Alumni Service Award Recipient

Erin Fowler ‘97

The Linne Family

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A L U M N U S OF T HE YEAR AWARD With more than twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Anthony Leggio, Jr. ‘77, Regional Sales Vice President and Corporate Director, is responsible for leading a team of sales, engineering and consulting professionals in addressing the global communications networking needs of AT&T’s largest multi-national customers in the Northeast. Anthony began his career with AT&T in April, 2002 as a Sales Center Vice President for the financial segment in the New York City market. Three years later, he was promoted and assumed his current responsibilities. During his tenure at AT&T, his expertise in sales leadership, network operations, business strategy, equity and debt funding, and start-up business development has led to the company’s growth and development. In recognition of his contributions and status as one of the company’s top 1% of Directors, he was selected to join the Officer Candidate Program. Prior to joining AT&T, Anthony was President of Field and Sales Operations for Focal Communications where he identified, recruited and trained a nationwide sales organization and customer care team that grew revenues from $0 to $400 million in less than four years. Still earlier in his career, Anthony was with the Global Accounts Division of Sprint Business, rising to the position of Sales Vice President for the eastern region national accounts at Sprint PCS. After graduating from CCM with an AAS in Computer Information Systems, Anthony earned a BS degree from New Jersey’s Rowan University and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is a Board Member of the Liberty USO and the Villanova School of Business CIO Council. He is also active in supporting the American Cancer Society in the South Jersey/ Philadelphia area. Anthony, his wife Theresa, and their two daughters live in Lumberton Township, New Jersey.

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A L U MN I AC HIEV EMEN T AWARD Erin Fowler ‘97, RN, MS, works in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Predecessor Organizations for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In her role as Senior Policy Advisor, she is responsible for the development and enhancement of activities to improve public health preparedness and emergency response. This includes bioterrorism preparedness, medical countermeasure distribution, all-hazard preparedness and response, medical surge capacity, and emergency policy and procedures. Erin monitors healthcare policy trends and conditions regarding public health and medical preparedness, and recommends and executes policy and program changes necessary to keep pace with international, national, State, regional, and local developments. She also develops strategies for identifying and resolving complex preparedness and response issues by recommending courses of action and facilitating communications to move policy positions forward. In recognition of her leadership and talent, in 2012, Erin was selected to serve for six months as the chief of staff to the Interim Deputy Assistant Secretary during a transition in leadership. Erin first joined the Office of the Secretary in June 2002 as a Presidential Management Fellow performing a number of planning, preparedness and response activities. Part of her duties through the 11 years with the organization included leading a staff of 35 employees and administering a $5.6 million annual operating budget. Earlier in her career, she worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in several hospitals and medical centers. Erin, who was on the waiting list for admission to CCM, found out just a day before classes started that a place had opened up. She didn’t think she was ready, but moved forward anyway – and was glad she did. “I found the nursing program incredibly rewarding and challenging. The instructors were attentive and patient, and my fellow students were helpful, supportive and engaging. I’ll always remember the lessons I was taught about respect and compassion for patients and for people in general, and it’s is because of the people at CCM I learned those lessons,” she commented. After completing her CCM AAS degree in Nursing, Erin attended the College of St. Elizabeth, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She earned a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Policy from University of Maryland at Baltimore.



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A L U M N I HU MA N ITARIA N AWARD Scott Kansky ‘97 is currently employed by Atlantic Ambulance Corporation (AAC) as a Flight Paramedic. In this role, he provides emergency care and transportation to the critically sick and injured in a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) setting. He is experienced in the startup and development of all AAC HEMS bases. Earlier in his career, from 1992 – 2006, Scott served as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic with the AAC. Scott retired as a Lieutenant from the Denville Township Police Department in July 2011, with 21 years of service. During his career with the Police Department, he supervised the Patrol and Administrative Divisions. Among his many accomplishments, he is credited for expanding the Administrative Division, coordinating the transition of the division within the department, and managing its budget. Scott also was responsible for overseeing the police computer network, and for procuring departmental equipment through the approved quote/bid process. Scott served as the Deputy Coordinator of the Office of Emergency Management for the Township and as the Department Open Public Records Act Officer. His role as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman providing emergency and routine healthcare for the US Marine Corp helped to lay the foundation for his career. Scott is also a 30-year volunteer with Morris Minute Men Emergency Medical Services, currently serving as the nonprofit’s President. In recognition of his service to the community, he was recognized with the Knights of Columbus Emergency Services Award for 2008/2009. After receiving his Associate of Science Degree from CCM, Scott went on to earn a BS degree in criminal justice from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Scott spoke highly of his employer and CCM. “I was fortunate enough to work for the Denville Township Police, an employer that recognized the importance of higher education. Thanks to a tuition reimbursement program and the requirement of a bachelor’s degree for advancement to lieutenant, pursuing a college degree became part of my career plan. CCM was the first step on this path. My experiences and the knowledge I gained at CCM, particularly within the Criminal Justice Department, prepared me for Rutgers, and proved to be invaluable to my professional development.”

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A L U MN I S ERVIC E AWARD The Linne Family has made its commitment to CCM a family affair. Christopher Linne ‘84, his wife Jan, and daughter Jennifer ‘02 established the Linne Family Scholarship through the CCM Foundation. The Linne Family Scholarship supports a full-time out-of-county/state student majoring in Business Administration or Criminal Justice who demonstrates need and is planning to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program upon graduation. Chris and his family choose to give back to CCM because of the solid education they received. Chris attended CCM as a part-time student, earned an AS in Criminal Justice, and then went on to earn his B.A. in Sociology/Criminal Justice and a Masters in Leadership and Public Administration at Centenary College. He is currently enrolled in the Medical Humanities Doctoral Program at Drew University. Chris is a retired police officer who now teaches Criminal Justice at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. He began his law enforcement career in 1977 as a municipal police officer and detective with the Washington Township Police Department. In 1985, he moved to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, from which he retired in 2002 as Captain of Investigations. In 2002, Chris was appointed by Bishop Rodimer and Bishop Serratelli to the Diocese of Paterson’s Diocesan Review Board, where he was responsible for reviewing allegations against religious and lay persons within the Diocese. In addition to teaching at Centenary, he also serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Evaluation and Counseling, a nonprofit mental health agency. Jan worked at home to raise their daughter Jennifer. Once Jennifer entered school Jan took a position in retail at Reynolds Brothers and later worked in human resources at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. Jennifer Linne graduated from CCM with an ASdegree in Business Administration. She was a recipient of three scholarships and honored as a “Star” at the CCM Foundation’s “Reaching for the Stars” Scholarship Gala in 2002. Jennifer earned both a BS in Business Administration with high honors and an MS in Management/Human Resources Management from the College of St. Elizabeth. She joined the CCM Alumni Board in 2010, volunteering for many events including commencement, the Foundation Scholarship Gala, and the Morristown Festival on the Green. She also served on the Alumni Scholarship Committee. Jennifer worked as an administrative assistant for the Alumnae/I Association of the College of St. Elizabeth. Earlier in her career she worked in Human Resources for Safilo USA and Drew University. She was also an adjunct instructor at Centenary College. Her volunteer endeavors include the Alumnae/I Association of the College of St. Elizabeth and the Society for Human Resource Management, Morris County Chapter.



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Alumni Wall of Fame Alumnus/a of the Year

Achievement Awards

Humanitarian Awards

Service Award

Dr. Thomas Craney ’74


Dr. Stephen Gurba ’76

Janet Johannessen ’72

John Bonnani ’76

Ronald Paret ’79

Dr. Robert DiPaola ’81

Carol Fitzpatrick ’86

Terry Ryan ’75 Peter Skurla ’72 Thomas Caltabiano ’83


Diane Picciuto ’74

James Johnson ’76

Donald McNamara ’75

Dennis Mack ’71

Carol Novrit ’78

Vivian Lenyk ’97

Francis Huston Taylor III ’86 M. Elizabeth Wong ’83 Diane Belle ’84


Bonnie Murphy ’71

Jason Esposito ’98

Nancy Paradis ’92

Carl Halvorsen ’72

Brendon Smith ’93

Debra Coffman ’83

George Paffendorf ’75 Elizabeth Snyder ’70 Joe Bilotti ’88


Cottie Benson ’75

Kimberly Nicholais ’95

Catherine Skiff ’86

Janel Pisorchik ’91

Roberta Strater ’72

Carol Shay ’91

Mary Fiorello ’89

Harriet Buono ’99

Micro Design Services:

Jodi DeVincentis ’89

Marion Broidrick ’74

Frank Gonzalez, Professor Emeritus

Claudia Paladino ’01 Ken Spilatro ’82 Sandra Nielsen ’77


William McElroy ’83

Walter Mott ’72

Roman Szymansky ’75

Dr. Lorrie J. (Dixon) Vece ’70 Laura Bartus ’98


Dr. Betsy Greenleaf ’92

Denise Gassner Kuhn ’82

James Relyea ’94

Harold Jolicoeur ’95

Jenifer Stevenson ’92

Kathy Storm ’93

Edward Nelson ’72 Maria Rispoli ’03 2009

Dr. Edward E. Boas Jr. ’70

Neal A. Stanton ’89

Patricia M. Hurley, Ph.D., R.N. ’70

Eileen G. Paragano ‘91


Jerry J. Ketcham ‘73

Mary Beth S. Crile ‘93

James M. Gannon ‘81

Doris L. McClung ‘84


Daren Cortese ‘87

Janice (Roe) Smith ‘75, ‘77

Laura Reilly ‘95

Glenbrook Technologies/Gil Zweig


Dennis L. Bostedo Jr. ‘94

Laura A. Ryblewski ‘94

Dr. Brian T. Kloss ‘02

Donald Sullivan ‘99

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County College of Morris Foundation

Message From

the Foundation President

Thanks to the generous support of hundreds of donors, and the dedicated work of the CCM Foundation staff, our Board of Directors and the Trustees of the college, the Foundation enjoyed its second most-successful year in its history in 2011-12. Gifts totaled $1,035,706, surpassed only by the $1.1 million realized in 2005-2006. The total raised represents nearly double what was raised last year. Individual giving (from friends, board members, retirees and the CCM staff) totaled $263,427 – a 26% increase over last year. This year’s special focus was the Visioning the Future campaign to create a new Media Center (broadcasting studio) at CCM. At year’s end, the campaign stood at $250,000 toward our $1 million goal. The majority of the $115,286 raised for programs were dedicated to that facility. As always, our scholarship program remains the primary beneficiary of our fundraising. In 2011-12, $735,322 was raised to provide financial support for more than 200 students in disciplines ranging from nursing to criminal justice to the performing arts. This past year, through the efforts of the Foundation, $538,089 was raised in government and private foundation grants. The beneficiaries included our Summer Academy, the Teen Arts Festival, CCM Celebrates Seniors and the Center for Teaching Excellence. A special thank you to the current and former members of our Foundation board and college Board of Trustees who contributed $44,530 this year, setting an example for giving by the entire CCM community. This coming year, we’ll be embarking on a number of important initiatives to support the college, including our Visioning the Future campaign as well as our “Plant a Tree at CCM” program that will give donors an opportunity to name a new tree on campus for themselves, their family or a loved one. On behalf of all of at the Foundation, we thank you for your support over the past year. The strong commitment of our alumni, area corporations and the community at large allows us to continue to provide an outstanding educational experience for all of our students.

Joseph T. Vitale President, County College of Morris Foundation



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Donor Contributions 2011/2012 Donors Amount Alumni $66,593 Organizations/Foundations $538,089 CCM Trustees $29,190 CCM Foundation Board $6,023 Corporations $234,191 Friends $120,805 Internal $28,196 Retirees $9,970 Former Trustees $2,650 Total Giving:

Your Gifts at Work Unrestricted $185,098 Programs $115,286 Scholarships $735,322


Total Contributions and Revenue 2012


















$477,453 $492,333 1,000,000 900,000 800,000 700,000 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000

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Trustees & Administration Board of Chosen Freeholders

College Administration

Thomas J. Mastrangelo, Director

Dr. Edward J. Yaw, President

David Scapicchio, Deputy Director

Dr. Dwight L. Smith, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Douglas R. Cabana

Karen VanDerhoof, Vice President of Business and Finance

John Cesaro

Dr. Bette M. Simmons, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management

Ann F. Grossi John Krickus Hank Lyon as of January 2013

Joseph Vitale, Executive Director for College Advancement and Planning and President of the CCM Foundation Roger Flahive, Executive Director of Information Systems (CIO) Thomas Burk, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations as of February 2010

Board of Trustees Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq., Chair * Stanley T. Omland, P.E., P.P., Vice Chair Thomas A. Pepe, Treasurer *

County College of Morris Foundation Joseph T. Vitale, President

Dr. Joseph S. Weisberg, Secretary *

Board of Directors

Dr. Barbara L. Hadzima

Everton Scott, Chair

Paul R. Licitra

William McElroy ’83, Vice Chair

J. Richard Rajoppi

Robert Zajac, Treasurer

Dr. Joseph L. Ricca, Jr.

John C. Parry, Jr., Secretary

Cynthia E. Samuel

Eileen Paragano ’91, Assistant Secretary

Michael A. Van Allen

Marilyn Ayres

Victoria D. Bronson, Alumni Trustee

John P. Beyel, Esq.

Sandra Geiger, Trustee Emerita

Jack Farris, Esq.

W. Thomas Margetts, Trustee Emeritus

Carol Fitzpatrick ’86

William T. McNerney, Trustee Emeritus

Sandra Geiger

All trustees also serve concurrently as members of the CCM Foundation. Members noted with an * serve as Foundation Board of Directors. as of March 2013

Thomas Hayes Allan J. Iskra, Esq. Bonnie Murphy ’71 Edward Nelson ’72 Michael A. Prokop, Esq. Keith Riddiford Gil Zweig Foundation Staff Barbara Capsouras ‘82, Director of Alumni Affairs Colleen McArdle ‘87, Director of Special Events Trish McGrath ‘05, Executive Administrative Assistant



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Silent Auction Donors

Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq. Autograph Store Charity Fundraising

First Managed Care Option, Inc.

Plum Benefits Pocono Raceway

Foundation and Trustee Board Members

Professor James Gwynne

Frank Anthony Salon and Spa

PSE&G/Everton Scott

Mrs. Sandra Geiger

Ronetco Supermarkets

Carol and Don Fitzpatrick

Redwoods Restaurant

Hilton Parsippany

Philip Santiago

Il Michelangelo

Brad Sims

Investors Bank/Robert Zjac

Schultz Furrier

Mrs. Elaine Johnson

Everton Scott

Casa de Pasta

Liberty Insurance Underwriters, Inc.

Seidner Dentistry and Associates

CCM Alumni Board

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Short Hills Hilton

CCM Department of Music, Dance and Performing Arts

Morris Animal Inn

Surge Training Center

M&M Mars

The Algonquin Hotel

Mr. and Mrs. William Murphy

The Grand Café

New Jersey Natural Gas

The Park Avenue Club


Travel Advantage Network

Paradise Total Spa and Nails

Vino Fine Wines and Spirits

Pelican Sports Center

Walt Disney World

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Paragano

Dr. and Mrs. Edward Yaw

Business Furniture, Inc. Bickford Theatre Bistro 73 Bowling Green Golf Club Black Oak Golf Club Brundage Park Playhouse Burrini’s Olde World Market Café Fiore

CCM Visual Arts Department Chartwells Clearview Cinema Culinary Ventures in Vending Dantes Ristorante Dolce Hotel and Resorts Endless Vacation Rentals Panther Valley Golf Club Estetica Hair Design

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County College of Morris

Fun Facts

The College


County College of Morris opened in 1968 as part of a legislative effort to create a system of community colleges to provide an accessible, affordable and high-quality higher education for state residents. Since its opening, CCM has graduated more than 43,500 students.

• Late-night talk show host – Chelsea Handler of E! attended CCM, as did her siblings who earned their associate’s degrees here

Academics • More than 70 associate’s degrees, 30 certificate and 250 professional development programs • One of the few community colleges in New Jersey with a Musical Theater program • Classes in 11 languages and coming soon American Sign Language

• Senior Vice President Motion Picture Production, Walt Disney Studios – Jerry Ketcham ’73 • Emmy Award writer for Everybody Loves Raymond – Thomas Caltabiano ’83 • Award-winning fitness and exercise specialist and co-creator of the IMPACT personal training program – Kelli Calabrese ’90 • Author of Get Fit to Go – Laura O’Reilly ’10 • President/Owner Pelican Sports Center, Morris Plains – Ken Spilatro ‘82

• A Study Abroad program covering 31 countries for students to learn and explore


The Faculty

• Included among the notable student/athletes who have attended CCM are:

Included among the CCM faculty are: • 2010 International Music Prize Award winner – José Beviá • Award-winning artist/painter – James Gwynne

• Nationally ranked intercollegiate teams – Men’s Soccer, Ice Hockey, Men’s Basketball and Volleyball

› Third base coach for the Chicago White Sox – Joe McEwing › Pitcher for Cincinnati Reds Minor Leagues – El ‘Haj Muhammad › Coach for the Pittsburg Pirates – Mark Striimatter

• The designer of the Muppet Swedish Chef cereal box – Stephen H. Longo • Developer of an “Infamous Italian” cooking course – Melissa M. Martirano • The villain in the Indian movie Abhisandhi – who also worked with Mother Theresa – Kalyan Ray • Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize winner and editor of the Journal of New Jersey Poets – Sander Zulauf

Facilities • One of the few public planetariums in New Jersey – the Longo Planetarium • A LEED Gold certified facility representing the campus’s commitment to sustainability – the Landscape and Horticulture Technology building • A professional broadcasting studio – the Media Center • A professional teaching kitchen with dining room – Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts



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Sincere congratulations to Dr. Edward J. Yaw on his selection as a Fulbright Scholar

Marilyn & Monroe Ayres Joan & Robert Gebhardt Bonnie & Bill Murphy



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Journal Listing Contributors Judith and Charles Dickerson

Ed Nelson

Edward Busak Law Group

Meimee Persau

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Casha

Schenck, Price, Smith and King, LLP

Maryann Gray

Everton Scott

Elaine Johnson

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Scholarship Gala Contributors

These contributions were received after the printing of the journal.

Scholarship Gala Journal 2013  

The County College of Morris Foundation annual gala, 4/26/13