Secretary of Higher Education Recognizes Scholars for Academic Success

A total of 15 Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) students at County College of Morris (CCM) recently were presented with achievement awards from the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in recognition of their academic success. This was the largest number of CCM students to be recognized within a given year.

“While we always have numerous students who excel and are recognized with these awards each year, we were pleased to have our largest number of students receive this recognition this year,” said Dr. Pam Marcenaro, Dean of Learning Support & Opportunity Services. “Our students can be very proud of their success and achievements both in and out of the classroom.”

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, the EOF headquarter office and EOF Board of Directors hosted the state’s annual EOF Senior Achievement Awards celebration virtually this year. During this event, the state recognizes all EOF graduating scholars across two- and four-year colleges with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. CCM students and the awards they received were:

  • Sohier Abdelfattah, of Denville, Academic Achievement
  • Daniela Agudelo, of Dover, Academic Achievement
  • Andrea Argueta, of Budd Lake, Academic Achievement
  • Jacob Baldwin, of Byram Township, Academic Achievement
  • Ashley Diaz-Mena, of Rockaway, Academic Achievement
  • Maricris Flores, of Morristown, Academic Achievement
  • Megan Maute, of Livingston, Academic Achievement
  • Luis Velasquez-Rodriguez, of Dover, Academic Achievement
    Young Latino man by a river with city skyland in background

    Luis Velasquez-Rodriguez, recipient of Academic Achievement Award

  • Jane Roz Abbe, of Hackettstown, Outstanding Academic Achievement
    Young black women in front of a car in a parking garage

    Jane-Roz Abbe recipient of Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

  • Daniela Arevalo-Perez, of Dover, Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Amy Betancourth, of Sparta, Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Mollie Plunkett, of Morris Plains, Outstanding Academic Achievement
    Young mother holding her daugter who is waving

    Mollie Plunket , recipient of Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, with her daughter

  • Monica Revell, of Butler, Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Amira Wilkins, of Budd Lake, Outstanding Academic Achievement

One student from each school also is selected who may not meet the GPA criteria but meets the spirit and intent of EOF, which this year went to CCM student Essence Johnson, of Morristown.

To learn more about the EOF program at CCM, go to