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History of CCM

  
County College of Morris is located on 222 acres of rolling terrain in Randolph. The college first opened its doors to students in 1968 after Henderson Hall, the first building on campus, was completed. The first class consisted of 592 full-time and 703 part-time students. Enrollment grew quickly, and by the fall of 1969, five additional buildings were under way: the library, later named the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center after CCM’s first president; Sheffield Hall; the Physical Education Building; the Student Community Center and a service building; all completed by 1970. In the fall of 1973, two additional academic buildings, Cohen and DeMare Halls, were completed.

In 1982, the college reached its highest enrollment of 12,012 students. That same year the Dalrymple House was renovated to house administrators. It was renovated again in 1994 to serve as a Child Care Center.

President Masten retired in 1986 and Dr. Edward J. Yaw became the second president of CCM. Under his leadership, the college continued to grow. In 1989, Emeriti Hall was added and in May 1993, the college completed a 20,000 square-foot expansion of the library. The expansion contained television and audio production studios, additional library seating areas and a 45-seat conference room.

In 1992, the college opened a site at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown. The location proved to be so popular that in 1996 CCM expanded it by 2,600 square-feet. Another 3,500 square-foot addition took place in 2003.

Expansion on the main campus continued, and in 1994 the college completed the construction of two additions which joined the three academic science buildings. The 20,417 square-foot expansion added classrooms, laboratories, faculty offices, student lounges and an expanded cafeteria. In 1997, the college also opened a six-lane aquatic facility joined to the Health and Physical Education Building.

In 2004, the college broke ground on its most ambitious project yet, the addition and renovation of the Student Community Center. By the fall 2005 semester, the building was open for students to enjoy. All enrollment and counseling functions were brought together which included Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Advisement, the Bursar and Counseling. The project also included an expanded campus store, renovated auditorium, cafeteria, game room, and television lounge. One more exciting feature included a teaching kitchen, plus a dining/conference room for the Hospitality Management Program.

Following completion of the Student Community Center project, the college renovated Henderson Hall, CCM’s oldest building which opened in 1968. The renovation, completed in the spring of 2008, now houses most of the administrative functions of the college, plus four general purpose classrooms and two corporate business training rooms.

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