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Rutgers, County College Of Morris Reschedule Ceremony That Will Allow Them to Offer Rutgers Baccalaureates At CCM’s Campuses

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Feb. 27 is new date for  signing of agreement; ceremony is open to media

The County College of Morris (CCM) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, will partner to allow CCM graduates, and others who hold associate degrees, to earn Rutgers baccalaureate degrees at CCM’s  Randolph and Morristown locations.  Beginning in Fall 2014, Rutgers University will offer students the opportunity to complete a Rutgers degree onsite at CCM.  Program participants also can take courses at other Rutgers University locations, including summer and winter courses.  On-site academic advising at CCM will be offered by Rutgers staff.

WHAT:  Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between CCM and Rutgers University establishing a non-competitive, mutually supportive and complementary relationship that will improve access to Rutgers' programs and resources to citizens of Morris County and the Northern New Jersey region. The program will launch in Fall 2014 with Rutgers University-Newark majors planned in psychology, journalism, criminal justice, graphic design and public and non-profit administration. Additional majors will be added in the future.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. (the original signing was re-scheduled due to weather)

WHERE: County College of Morris, Davidson Room, Student Community Center, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869 (parking available in Lot 6).

WHO: CCM President Edward J. Yaw; Rutgers Executive Vice President Richard Edwards, Rutgers University; Rutgers University-Newark, Interim Chancellor Todd Clear; and academic deans, administrators and governing board members from both institutions.

BACKGROUND:  The communities served by CCM are experiencing both population and workforce growth, creating new educational demands and needs.  To respond to these changing needs, CCM wants to offer increased academic opportunities through its learning resources and facilities. 

Rutgers has successful degree-completion partnerships with Atlantic Cape Community College, serving the state’s Southern shore region; Brookdale Community College, serving the Northern shore region; and Mercer Community College and Raritan Valley Community College, serving Central New Jersey. The partnership between CCM and Rutgers will expand opportunities for Northern New Jersey residents to complete a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree through Rutgers, while making CCM a more comprehensive destination for lifelong learning and professional development.

Rutgers University tuition rates will apply.

For more information about CCM: http://www.ccm.edu/

For more information about Rutgers University: http://www.rutgers.edu/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Kathleen Brunet Eagan, Director of Communications and College Relations, County College of Morris, 973/328-5052 (o), 973/944-8182 (c), kbeagan@ccm.edu

Carla Capizzi, Assistant Director, Office of Communications, Rutgers University-Newark, 973/353-5263, capizzi@rutgers.edu