RANDOLPH, NJ - Thomas A. Pepe of Morristown and Dr. Barbara Lorfink Hadzima of Morris Townshp were elected as officers for the Board of Trustees at the County College of Morris.
Pepe was elected as Trustee Chair and Hadzima was elected as Trustee Secretary. Along side Pepe and Hadzima, Jeffrey M. Advokat, Esq of Denville was elected as Trustee Vice Chair and Paul R. Licitra of Flanders was elected as Trustee Treasurer.
Before retiring, Pepe served as chief financial officer for Communications Strategies, Inc., a family-owned public relations and marketing agency. He is a member of the CCM Foundation Board of Directors and a Council member of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges. Included among his other community involvement, he is a former president of the Patriot’s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America, and serves as chair and trustee of NORWESCAP, the community action program of Northwest New Jersey.
Hadzima is a retired middle school administrator and college adjunct. She has participated in the Chinese Bridge Delegation (Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters) to Chinese Universities, which focuses on school visits, cultural activities and educational workshops. She contributed to the New Jersey ALPHA Peace/Reconciliation Program in China, Hong Kong and South Korea. Along with participating in state sponsored programs to bring light to European concentration camps and Yad Vashem in Israel, Hadzima assisted with the development of the New Jersey State Curriculum Guide to teach Holocaust/Genocide. She earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Seton Hall University, her master’s degree from Kean University and her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Elizabeth.
Continuing their service on the board are Dr. Angelica L. Allen-McMillan, Maria Aprile, George E. Dredden III, Jack N. Frost Jr., Esq., George J. Milonas, Dr. Joseph S. Weisberg and Alumni Trustee Natalie Otero Lopez, who graduated from CCM in 2019 with an Associate in Humanities/Social Science.