CCM and Rider University Sign Transfer AgreementExpanding Opportunities to Excel in Higher Education

County College of Morris (CCM) and Rider University signed a Guaranteed Transfer Agreement on Thursday, October 19, establishing a partnership to provide CCM students with additional opportunities to earn both an associate and bachelor’s degree.

Along with the overarching Guaranteed Transfer Agreement, 23 program-to-program agreements were also signed. Some of the programs included in the agreement are business administration, biology, computer science, music and psychology.

The agreement facilitates the transfer of college credits for students who earn either an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science so they can be credited toward a bachelor’s degree at Rider, provided all academic requirements are met. As per the agreement, CCM students will be eligible to take one free course at Rider University prior to enrolling.

The signing ceremony was held in the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center on CCM’s Randolph campus. Present at the ceremony were Dr. Gregory G. Dell’Omo, president, Rider University; Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, president, County College of Morris; Dr. DonnaJean A. Fredeen, provost/vice president for Academic Affairs, Rider University; and Dr. Dwight L. Smith, vice president, Academic Affairs, CCM.

“We are very happy to establish this partnership with Rider University to provide students with a seamless transfer of their credits so they can continue their higher education goals,” noted Iacono. “Rider is a wonderful university and we are confident that our transfer students are well prepared to continue experiencing success there.”

“The agreements are designed for the CCM student to provide a clear road map of the courses to take that best transfer to Rider University,” said Dell’Omo.
For more information on the variety of transfer agreements in place at CCM, visit
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Top Row (left to right): Susan Christian, Monica Maraska, William Larrousse, Diana Aria, Bruce Dutra, Maria Isaza, Nancy Binowski, Matthew Jones, Marielaine Mammon, Drew Aromando, Elizabeth Giardinelli, Marshall Onofrio, Shannon Conte, Bette Simmons, Kari Hawkins

Bottom Row (left to right): Dwight Smith, Anthony Iacono, Gregory Dell’Omo, DonnaJean Fredeen