Join us on our
50th Anniversary!

This year, Cumberland County College (CCC) marks a half-century of being a catalyst for propelling students and alumni-from all walks of life-to successful, impactful careers and meaningful lives, near and far.

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Welcome from the President

This year, we celebrate our 50th anniversary. What a milestone! As we look to the next half century of serving the youth and adults of Cumberland county, of working with our partners to advance economic opportunities and workforce development in the region, we thank all who have helped us achieve 50 years of immeasurable success. We have a great future ahead of us at Cumberland County College. We have a great legacy to be proud of. Many of our legends-our students, our faculty and staff-are still forging ahead or propelling the current and next generation of leaders forward. Our donors, supporters, current and former Board of Trustees and Foundation Board members are deeply committed to our mission and to serving our community. We look forward to 50 more years of achievements and impact on the communities we serve.

All the best,
Yves

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Fun Facts

Some fun facts of the times.

Gallon of Gas 32 cents

Popular Quote:
"Beam me up Scotty"

New Car $2,650

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series

Pampers created the first
disposable diaper

The television show
Batman premiered

First Class Stamp 5 cents

Elizabeth Taylor won best actress for
Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf

The 8-Track was a new
option on Ford cars

It's a Small World opens in Disneyland

A dozen eggs cost 60 cents

No.1 T.V. Show was Bonanza

The top film was Hawaii

Popular Toys: Spirograph, Twister,
Barrel of Monkeys, & Crazy Maze.

CCC Student Population - 350

Milestones

1962

The State of New Jersey passed the New Jersey County College Act.

1963

The Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized the founding of a community college.

1964

The Cumberland County Board of Trustees organized.

1965

Dr. William J. Sample was appointed College President. A c groundbreaking ceremony was held in December.

1966

Cumberland County College was the first community college in New Jersey to open its own campus on October 17, with about 350 students enrolling. The College offered nine associate degree programs of study.

1967

The College’s campus, which cost $2.7 million to construct, was dedicated.

1968

Commencement was held for Cumberland’s first graduating class, which totaled 151 students.

1971

Cumberland County College was granted full accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

1975

The College’s student activities building was named the Dr. Charles Cunningham Student Center.

1977

Dr. Philip S. Phelon was appointed College President.

1980

The Phillip Alampi Agriculture Building opened.

1983

The Lorraine Cunningham Nursing Laboratory was dedicated.

1988

The Frank H. Wheaton Jr. Technology Building opened.

1989

Dr. Roland J. Chapdelaine was appointed College President. The Community and Business Services Division began operations.

1994

The College’s card catalog was replaced Online Public Access Catalog terminals. The College installed a broadcast-quality television studio.

1995

The Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center opened.

1996

The College made its debut on the Internet at: www.cccnj.edu. A 32-foot Mobile Learning Center van began providing employee training services for area companies.

1998

Dr. Kenneth L. Ender was appointed college president.

2001

Cumberland’s School Counts! scholarship program was established.

2002

The Clay College opened in Millville’s Arts District.

2004

The Aquaculture Production Demonstration Facility opened. The Distance Learning Center opened. One Book-One College reading initiative was established.

2005

The Student and Enrollment Services Center opened. The George P. Luciano Family Center for Public Service and Leadership opened.

2006

The College offered more than 90 transfer and career programs.

2007

Paul Navone Healthcare Education Center was dedicated. First class of 22 School Counts! students graduate from CCC.

2008

Shirlee and Bernard Brown University Center opened.

2009

Practical Nursing program approved by NJ Board of Nursing. College launched its official Facebook page.

2010

Dr. Thomas A. Isekenegbe was appointed College President.

2011

Middle States Commission reaffirms College’s accreditation.

2013

College began first phase of its ambitious Facilities Master Plan to improve campus infrastructure. Paula J. Ring Education Center opened in Millville.

2014

“Washington Monthly” ranked Cumberland County College as No. 29 best community college in the nation. Dukes Baseball ranked No. 1 in the nation and competed in World Series.

2015

STEAMWorks makerspace facility established in downtown Bridgeton. Women’s basketball and softball teams earn first trips to national championships. Construction started on College’s Arts and Innovation building in downtown Millville.

2016

Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez was appointed College President. Cumberland County College marks its 50th Anniversary on October 17.

First community college in NJ

Cumberland County College has been making history for 50 years. It was the first community college in New Jersey to open its own campus in October 1966, enrolling approximately 350 students.

Since that time, thousands of graduates have gone on to excel at four-year universities, in their chosen professions, and as civic leaders. Each year, some 70 percent of Cumberland’s graduates become the very first in their families to earn a college degree.

Cumberland County College is truly a community college. Members of the community have benefited from its services and contributed to its many successes. That’s why I am so proud to be celebrating a half century of the accomplishments and rich history that is Cumberland County College.

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Success Stories

Student & Alumni Testimonials.

Events

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spring Concert - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

L’Esprit Reception - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Student Inaugural Celebration - Student Center

Friday, May 5, 2017

Inauguration of Dr. Yves Salomon-Fernandez - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Inaugural Gala - Centerton Country Club

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

An Evening of Scenes and Monologues - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Monday, May 15, 2017

President’s Honors Ceremony - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

President’s Scholarship Reception - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Commencement - Campus

Friday, June 2, 2017

Community Band Festival - Luciano Theatre, Frank Guaracini, Jr. FPAC

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

School Counts! Golf Classic - Sand Barrens Golf Club

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Cumberland County College - The Beginning

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