CCM Professor to Receive Faculty of the Year Award from Association of Community College Trustees

August 15, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ – Venancio “Venny” Fuentes, professor and chair of the Department of Engineering Technologies and Engineer Science at County College of Morris (CCM), has been selected as the sole recipient of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2018 Faculty Award for the Northeast region.

“It is such an honor to be recognized by ACCT,” said Fuentes.

Upcoming CCM Career Showcases to Provide Insight on Top Opportunities

RANDOLPH, NJ – The County College of Morris (CCM) is offering two Career Showcases this month to share what the best careers are in information technology (IT) and manufacturing, including what they pay, the demand and what education is required to succeed in those fields.

The first Career Showcase, covering information technology, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 ...

Popular Photography Instructor Marks 10 Years at Fairfield's Unique Photo

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Over the last decade, Michael Downey has accumulated a substantial number of protegees and followers who swear by his photographic expertise.

Downey recently celebrated 10 years as a photography instructor at Unique Photo in Fairfield, and both his takes and his extensive portfolio on the subject are, indeed, quite unique.

The head instructor of Unique University, ...

Girl Scouts and CCM Announce Launch of National STEM Badges

RANDOLPH, NJ – The Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey today announced the launch of 30 new national Girl Scout badges exclusively for girls ages 5-18 at County College of Morris (CCM), a nationally designated center of excellence for cybersecurity education.

The badges, which are immediately available, not only enhance the one-of-a-kind Girl Scout experience, but also address ...

Niche Reveals How West Essex District Ranks in Statewide Study

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed West Essex Public Schools No. 26, and ranked West Essex High School No. 51 among traditional public high schools in the state.

Niche gave West Essex Public schools an overall letter grade of A+. The schools got an A for ...

West Essex High School STEM Educators Attend Camp on Cybersecurity and Data Science

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA— At Penn State University’s College of Information Sciences and Technology’s (IST) first-ever summer camp aimed at providing teachers with fundamental cybersecurity principles and its intersection with data science, the West Essex Regional School District was one of only two New Jersey school districts to participate.

The five-day NittanyGenCyber Teacher ...

University Women of West Essex Awards Scholarships to Local Graduates

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The University Women of West Essex (UWWE) recently awarded five college scholarships to deserving women, which is the central aim of UWWE.  

For many years, the UWWE has presented scholarships to area high school students, as well as to mature women returning to college. 

Scholarships were awarded to two West Essex High School graduates: ...

8/2 at 11 a.m. SAT Practice Test at Roseland Library

Get ready for the August SAT with a free practice test at the Roseland Library

Where: 20 Roseland Ave, Roseland NJ 07068

When: Thursday, August 2 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

What to bring: Pencil and calculator

How to sign up: ...

Roseland Native Cynthia Di Giovanna Dies at 53

ROCKAWAY, NJ - Cynthia Murren Di Giovanna, a Rockaway resident who grew up in Roseland and graduated from West Essex Regional High School, died suddenly on July 22 at 53 years old.

Di Giovanna spent 15 years as a teacher in West Orange and was the recipient of several accolades for teaching excellence. She is a former mathematics teacher at Edison Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School ...

Families Invited to Open House at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities. It is the only childcare center in ...

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