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County College of Morris Workforce Development instructor recognized for excellence

Tom Schnipp Receives Honorable Mention for Project Manager of the Year

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Tom Schnipp, of Morris Plains, Project Manager Instructor for the Center for Workforce Development at County College of Morris (CCM), has been presented with an Honorable Mention for the Project Manager of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

The award recognizes individuals whose work has significantly advanced the concepts and practices of project management.

Schnipp has more than 20 years of experience managing IT, finance and business projects in the nonprofit, telecommunications, governmental and financial services sectors for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a member of both the international PMI and New Jersey Chapter, where he is an active volunteer. His other volunteer experiences include past Board Member of the Morris County Economic Development Corporation and past Board Member and Treasurer of the Parks Alliance of Morris County, as well as volunteer roles with several local organizations.

Schnipp also is a Scaled Agile member and holds the certified SAFe Scrum Master credential.

He earned his undergraduate degrees in History and International Relations from Boston University, a master’s degree in Education from Rutgers, and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

“In my career, I have been afforded many opportunities to practice project management as well as learn and develop myself. When County College of Morris presented this opportunity to not only continue my intellectual curiosity but also develop something that would be of value to other project managers, I was thrilled to be a part of this partnership,” Schnipp said. “It builds on corporate work I have done in managing projects in the business world and defining, developing and delivering educational programs in project management, security awareness, IT policies, end-user training and Agile. It is an honor to be recognized by PMI New Jersey as an individual who has helped to advance the field of project management, which is a particular passion of mine.”

At CCM, he developed a Project Management curriculum designed to advance students’ knowledge in the field and enhance their career pathways. The program prepares individuals to become Project Management Professional (PMP) or Project Management (CAPM) certified.

To learn more about Program Management courses and other certification and professional development programs offered by CCM’s Center for Workforce Development, visit

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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