CCM History Timeline

Dr. Sherman H. Masten Named CCM’s First President

July 20, 1966
Dr. Sherman H. Masten Named CCM’s First President
Dr. Sherman H. Masten is officially named as the first President of CCM.

Location of CCM is Selected

March 15, 1967
Location of CCM is Selected
The 218 acre site south of Rt. 10 named as the location of County College of Morris.

Breaking Ground, 1967

December 11, 1967
Breaking Ground, 1967
Dr. Sherman H. Master breaks ground for the construction of County College of Morris, 1967.  Beside him is James Henderson, the first Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Henderson Hall Opens

August 21, 1968
Henderson Hall Opens
CCM Staff is moved from temporary headquarters in East Hanover to Henderson Hall on the Randolph campus.

First Classes Held at CCM

September 24, 1968
First Classes Held at CCM
Classes begin at County College of Morris with 592 full-time and 703 part-time students

First Open House

October 20, 1968
First Open House
The first CCM public open house is held on October 20, 1968.

First CCM Commencement

June 20, 1970
First CCM Commencement
The first CCM Commencement ceremony is held on June 20, 1970.  President Masten is standing second from the left.

Five Additional Buildings Completed, Fall 1970

September 1, 1970
Five Additional Buildings Completed, Fall 1970
By the Fall Semester of 1970, five additional buildings are completed: the Masten Library, Sheffield Hall, the Health and Physical Education Building, the Student Community Center and a service building.

Cohen and DeMare Halls, 1973

September 1, 1973
Cohen and DeMare Halls, 1973
Cohen and DeMare Halls are completed in 1973.

Dr. Edward J. Yaw is Inaugurated as CCM’s Second President, 1986

September 1, 1986
Dr. Edward J. Yaw is Inaugurated as CCM’s Second President, 1986
Dr. Sherman Masten retires as CCM’s first college president. Dr. Edward J. Yaw becomes CCM’s second president in 1986.

Henry Kissinger Visits CCM, 1988

September 1, 1988
Henry Kissinger Visits CCM, 1988
County College of Morris has had a number of distinguished people visit the college over the years.  Among them was former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who visited CCM in 1988.

Emeriti Hall, 1989

September 1, 1989
Emeriti Hall, 1989
Emeriti Hall is Added to the Academic Complex, 1989

Headquarters Plaza Extension Campus, 1992

September 1, 1992
Headquarters Plaza Extension Campus, 1992
In 1992, CCM opens an extension campus at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown

Masten Library Expansion, 1993

September 1, 1993
Masten Library Expansion, 1993
A 20,000 square foot addition is added to the Masten Library is completed.

Academic Buildings Joined, 1994

September 1, 1994
Academic Buildings Joined, 1994
In 1994, Sheffield, Cohen and DeMare Halls are joined with two additions, totaling 20,417 square feet

Aquatic Facility Addition, 1997

September 1, 1997
Aquatic Facility Addition, 1997
The Aquatic Facility is added to the Health and Physical Education Building in the Fall of 1997.

Student Community Center Renovation, 2005

September 1, 2005
Student Community Center Renovation, 2005
The renovation of the Student Community Center completed in the Fall of 2005.

Henderson Hall Renovation, 2008

September 1, 2008
Henderson Hall Renovation, 2008
An extensive renovation of Henderson Hall renovation is completed in the Spring of 2008.

Astronaut Garrett Reisman Comes to CCM

March 24, 2009
Astronaut Garrett Reisman Comes to CCM
Astronaut Garrett Reisman spoke to local residents, the college community and 65 third graders from Parsippany at County College of Morris. Dr. Reismann is a former Morris County resident, born in Morristown, raised in Parsippany and attended Parsippany High School. Reisman, who flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor last March,… Read more

Longo Planetarium Launched

April 15, 2010
Longo Planetarium Launched
After many years of planning and nearly a year of work, the new Madeline D. and Joseph J. Longo Planetarium opened April 15 at the County College of Morris. It is the first major overhaul of the facility since it debuted in 1973. The new planetarium and digital theater –… Read more

CCM Acquires Route 10 Building

September 28, 2012
CCM Acquires Route 10 Building
County College of Morris purchased the one-story commercial building on Route 10 in Randolph as its first major expansion in nearly four decades. The 15,500 square-foot building located at 675 Route 10 East in Randolph was initially by the college to house its library while the Learning Resource Center (LRC), in… Read more

Landscape and Horticultural Technology Building Opens

October 26, 2012
Landscape and Horticultural Technology Building Opens
The County College of Morris Board of Trustees on Friday, October 26, 2012, hosted a grand opening celebration for the college’s new Landscape and Horticultural Technology (LHT) building

Governor Christie Visits CCM

November 12, 2013
Governor Christie Visits CCM
Governor Chris Christie visited County College of Morris (CCM) on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, to announce the impact of the Building Our Future Bond Act at CCM and institutions of higher education throughout New Jersey.

CCM and Rutgers Institutional Partnership

May 4, 2014
CCM and Rutgers Institutional Partnership
In 2014, the institutional partnership between CCM and Rutgers began with an agreement that allowed students to complete bachelor’s degrees through Rutgers, while making CCM a more comprehensive destination for lifelong learning and professional development. This partnership strengthened and expanded with a new agreement, effective September 2018, with offerings for… Read more

Alex DeCroce Media Center is Dedicated

December 8, 2015
Alex DeCroce Media Center is Dedicated
The CCM Board of Trustees and Foundation Board of Directors hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, to celebrate the renovation of the Media Center and its naming in honor of late New Jersey Assemblyman Alex DeCroce.

Edward J. Yaw Music Technology Center is Dedicated

April 21, 2016
Edward J. Yaw Music Technology Center is Dedicated
The County College of Morris Board of Trustees held a dedication ceremony on Thursday, April 21, 2016, to mark the naming of the college’s new Music Technology Center in honor of Dr. Edward J. Yaw, CCM’s second president.

Inauguration of Dr. Anthony J. Iacono as CCM’s Third President

October 6, 2017
Inauguration of Dr. Anthony J. Iacono as CCM’s Third President
More than 400 people, including local and state officials, faculty, staff, students and alumni, gathered at County College of Morris (CCM) on Friday, October 6, to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Anthony J. Iacono as the college’s third president. “It is a pleasure and honor to attend today’s ceremony. While… Read more

CCM Announces Plans for a New Engineering and Manufacturing Facility

March 5, 2018
CCM Announces Plans for a New Engineering and Manufacturing Facility
CCM is meeting the demands of its students and area businesses by announcing a $10 million Engineering and Manufacturing building scheduled to open in 2019. The 30,000 square foot building will be constructed on the college’s Randolph campus.  Funding for construction has been provided by the state, the Morris County… Read more
 

CCM Foundation’s Historic Private Gift of $1 Million Realized

April 16, 2018
CCM Foundation’s Historic Private Gift of $1 Million Realized
The CCM Foundation received an historic gift of $976,00 from the estate of Dominic and Catherine Bencivenga, bringing the family’s total giving to the college to more than $1 million. This gift, given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Bencivenga’s children, Gary and Cathy Jo Bencivenga, is directed to providing… Read more

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