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County College of Morris Chairperson Marielaine Mammon receives national and local recognition

Mammon Celebrated on April 13 with National Award and Other Significant Honors

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Marielaine Mammon, chairperson of the newly renamed Marielaine Mammon School of Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies at County College of Morris (CCM), has received both national and local recognition for her longtime dedication and service to the college and the department.

Mammon was celebrated on Saturday, April 13 at the conclusion of the spring musical “Carousel” in which she served as director. The musical was her 97th performance at the college.

Mammon was first presented with a prestigious national award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). On behalf of AACC, CCM President Dr. Anthony Iacono presented Mammon with the 2024 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty award, which was established to recognize individuals making a difference in the classroom. Mammon was among only 36 faculty, out of thousands across the nation, who were selected to receive this tremendous honor.

Mammon was also recognized by federal, state and local officials for her exemplary teaching, passion for performing arts and most importantly the impact she has made on students. She was honored with the following:

Recognition from Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill entering Professor Mammon into the congressional records, presented by CCM President Dr. Anthony J. Iacono.

Resolution from the New Jersey State Legislature, presented by CCM Board of Trustees Vice Chair Paul R. Licitra.

Resolution from the Morris County Board of County Commissioners, presented by Morris County Commissioner John Krickus.

Proclamation from Mount Olive Township, in addition to declaring April 13 as “Marielaine Mammon Day” (her hometown), presented by Mount Olive Mayor Joe Nicastro and Township Councilwoman Mary Lalama.

And finally, CCM President Dr. Anthony Iacono announced the department would be renamed the Marielaine Mammon School of Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies. Additionally, the Black Box Theater at the college has been renamed as the Marielaine Mammon Black Box Theater.

“We are proud to rename the department to thank and honor Marielaine for the boundless energy and dedication she has provided to the college over the 47 years that she has worked here,” Iacono siad. “She is an invaluable member of our faculty and is admired by both her colleagues and the students at this school.”

Mammon earned degrees from the College of New Jersey, Juilliard School of Music and Rutgers University studying with Eleanor Steber, Jennie Tourel and Byron Steele. She has performed internationally, giving public recitals in Korea, China, and British Columbia and presented master classes throughout the U.S.

She has been a soloist in major opera and concert halls including the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey and in New York City at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall. In the past thirty-five years she has performed thirty major roles in opera, operetta and musicals. At CCM Mammon serves as producer and director of opera, operetta and musical theatre productions.

To learn more about the Marielaine Mammon School of Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies at CCM, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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