Get your dancing or running shoes on and celebrate with County College of Morris (CCM). To commemorate 50 years of serving the Morris County community, CCM will be hosting a Titan Weekend, a fun-filled extravaganza from May 3 through May 5, with something for everyone. The weekend celebration will include a Titan Ball, CCM’s mascot Titus the Titan’s Birthday and Titan Trot 5K.
Registration is now open for the Titan Trot 5K, which will take place Sunday, May 5, on the CCM Randolph campus, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. USAFT certified, the Titan Trot 5K consists both of a run and walk. Participants can register online at ccm.edu/titan-trot/ with a registration fee of $25. The day of the 5K, registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race and walk start at 9 a.m.
On Friday, May 3, the CCM Foundation will hold a Titan Ball, a Greek mythology inspired gala at the Hanover Marriott, in Whippany, complete with Adonis and Aphrodite appetizers and elixirs, and ‘Medusa’ dining and dancing. Tickets can be purchased at ccm.edu/titan-ball.
On Saturday, May 4, CCM will celebrate Titus’ Birthday, to honor the college’s mascot and provide the community with a free family-fun-filled event, featuring music, food and special programming. The Titus’ Birthday celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the college’s campus.
“We are grateful for the support of the Morris County community over the last 50 years and very proud of our more than 50,000 alumni, our partnerships with the business community and the cultural events we offer for personal enrichment,” said President Anthony J. Iacono. “Our Titan Weekend is an opportunity for the public to join with our alumni, students and employees to celebrate CCM’s five decades of success.”
Since its founding, CCM has grown into one of the state’s most recognized community colleges. The college consistently has one of the highest combined graduation and transfer rates in the state and is highly recognized for the strength of its engineering and healthcare programs. CCM also is the only community college in New Jersey to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, PayScale has rated CCM number one in New Jersey based on the earnings of its graduates.
Over five decades, CCM has educated tens of thousands of students, who have positively impacted the local community, region and beyond. A 2017 study by Emsi, a leading provider of economic impact reports, found the college’s annual contribution to the Morris County economy equates to more than $484 million. Today, CCM is recognized for its high-quality educational offerings, which include transfer, career, workforce development and life-long learning.
To learn more about Titan Weekend, go to www.ccm.edu/titan-weekend/.
Photo: Titus the Titan, the County College of Morris mascot, flips hamburgers in practice for the college’s upcoming Titan Weekend.