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“Out-of-the-box thinking” makes County College of Morris even better

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – County College of Morris (CCM) President Antony J. Iacono has gained another recognition from ROI-NJ, a highly recognized business publication in the state, which has included him as one of the prominent officials on its Influencers: Power List 2023 – Higher Education.

In its ranking, ROI-NJ credited Iacono for his “out-of-the-box thinking” that has made CCM “better than almost everyone else.” Iacono was one of only two community college presidents included on this year’s list.

ROI-NJ previously has named Iacono to its list of Influencers: Higher Education Top 25 Most Influential Presidents (2022), Influencers: Manufacturing (2020), Influencers Power List Higher Education (2022, 2021, 2020) and Influencers Higher Education Community Colleges (2021).

“It’s such a special honor to be recognized by ROI-NJ as a respected higher education leader in the state and to be included on this list that includes such talented and influential people who have contributed so significantly to the success of students,” said Iacono. “CCM is proud of and grateful for the support it receives and the partnerships it enjoys in fulfilling its mission of helping people to improve their lives. One of the things I enjoy most about leading a community college is working with others and establishing the relationships that make it possible for people to fulfill their dreams.”

Among the other recent recognitions CCM has received are being ranked as Best Community College in New Jersey by Best Accredited Colleges and as Best for Transfer Students in the state by Intelligent. It also received a Good Neighbor Award from New Jersey Business Magazine for its Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, confirming the college as a frontrunner in preparing students for successful careers.

In addition to offering degrees, CCM has become one of New Jersey’s economic engines by offering industry-recognized credentials to provide a highly educated and skilled workforce for regional employment. CCM’s Center for Workforce Development also operates a highly successful apprenticeship program in advanced manufacturing with a 92 percent employment rate.

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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