Recognized for Their Commitment to Learning


Three County College of Morris (CCM) students are the recipients of the 2019 Japanese Language and Culture Study Award granted by the New Jersey Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Katarina A. Notarnicola, of Hackettstown, Preston C. Peoples, of Lafayette, and Yu Sun, of Green Township, were nominated to receive the award by CCM Japanese Professor Ayako Morrell for their commitment to learning the Japanese language and culture. All three students were granted the award for their outstanding achievement in Intermediate Japanese I.

CCM offers courses in Japanese in addition to 11 other languages including American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. To learn more about the language programs at CCM, visit