County College of Morris Unveil Titus the Titan Statue
CCM county college of morris celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 with many activities called Titan Weekend. The institution of higher learning, which is located in Randolph, NJ, unveiled a bronze statue of Titus the Titan, its mascot, at Titus’ Birthday, one event to mark the college’s milestone. The statue was created by Big Statues of Provo, UT.
At the party, there was Titan face paint, free food for all associated with the college and the community at large, music and more. The full-size statue of the County College of Morris mascot shows the figure in the attire of a Greco-Roman soldier outfitted with helmet, tunic, skirt, military belt and decorative strips hanging from the waist.
Artist Matt Glenn heads company, Big statues, and creates bronze monuments large and small for museums, clients and communities throughout the U.S. Prince Harry unveiled one of the sculptor’s projects—the Fijian Memorial at Nadi International Airport in Fiji.
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary, it was announced ccm holding contest to name its mascot. After voting by students, faculty and staff, Titus won out over the other choices of Taren, Torey and Thanos. Titus is a name of Greek origin that means “honor” and “giant.” It is hoped that a person with this name will initiate events, lead rather than follow and have a strong personality. The motto of the college is “CCM: A Great Place To Start.”
Helping to raise funds for the commissioned Titus the Titan statue was the Morris foundation. It’s a 501(c)3 entity that raises and manages funds to aid the college, its students and the community. Through the efforts of the titan foundation, each year nearly 80 ccm scholarships are awarded. They go to students who are studying business, liberal arts, math, engineering, science, technology, nursing and horticulture. Scholarship recipients also include minority students and students with disabilities.
Kicking off Titan Weekend was the Titan Ball, a gala inspired by Greek mythology. The most important fundraiser of the year for the titan foundation, it was held at a local hotel. Guests got started with Adonis and Aphrodite appetizers and elixirs before enjoying Medusa dining and dancing. The event also honored outstanding alumni.
CCM County College of Morris has an enrollment of more than 8,000, and the annual number of its graduates exceeds 1,000. It has 50,000-plus alumni worldwide. This institution of higher learning is one of New Jersey’s leading community colleges, posting high combined rates for graduation and transfer. The engineering and healthcare programs at the college are recognized as standouts, the college’s administration notes.
Situated on 222 rolling acres in Randolph County, ccm is approximately a 90-minute drive from New York and a two-hour one from Philadelphia. Driving from Newark, NJ takes approximately 55 minutes. The Morris County Metro provides bus service to the campus via Route #2.
To learn more about the college, its events or its fundraising, the ccm contact number is 973-328-5000. For the ccm email, call the main number. Address ccm mail to 214 Center Grove Rd., Randolph, NJ 07869, which is also the County College of Morris address.