Spotlight: County College of Morris Offers an Insider’s View of the Area’s Community College

The Alex DeCroce Media Center at County College of Morris (CCM) is now airing a new series of programs titled “Spotlight: County College of Morris” on Educational Television (METV).

Each 30-minute episode will be aired on METV Channels 40 and 77 on Mondays first at 9 a.m., then at 3 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.

Male student working on audio board.

Matthew Romano, a broadcasting arts and technology major from West Milford, works on the audio for a production of “Spotlight:: County College of Morris.”

Professor Julian Costa, adjunct professor of business and communication, designed the program to provide students with a realistic experience in television production.

“One of the goals of this program is to help our students build their resumes and portfolios with content that can help them prepare for their careers,” said Costa. “We also encourage students with different career interests who are just curious about how television is produced to participate.”

Production of “Spotlight: County College of Morris” began in January of this year, and one episode has been filmed each week since. Each episode features an interview with a CCM faculty member, administrator or student. Many episodes also include a performance by local musicians.

Costa, who is executive producer of the series, noted that the production is entirely voluntary service. “Nobody is paid for their time working on the show, but, yet, many of the same student crew members come back week after week.”

Among the students participating is Brenda Todd, a sophomore majoring in broadcasting arts and technology from Randolph. “This show is all about focusing on the people that are making good things happen in our CCM community. The incredible support from President Anthony J. Iacono and the faculty at CCM has been invaluable and has helped to make this a labor of love for everyone involved. We are learning so much about what it takes to create an actual TV show,” said Todd.

Other crew members include Daniil Barkov, a sophomore majoring in business administration from East Hanover; Stephanie Berek, a freshman from Mount Olive; Jonathan Morales, a sophomore dual-majoring in biology and broadcasting arts and technology from Long Valley; Daniel Perez, a sophomore majoring in broadcasting arts and technology from Dover; and Matthew Romano, a sophomore majoring in broadcasting arts and technology from West Milford. Production support is provided by Joe Schilp and Dan Cleary, who run the Media Center.

“It is a joy to work on this show each week,” said Costa. “What makes it even more special is how committed the students are to making an excellent, professional quality show.”

For more information on “Spotlight: County College of Morris” contact Costa by emailing or by calling the Alex DeCroce Media Center at 973-328-5288.