Posted Friday, October 23rd, 2015

County College of Morris (CCM) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) signed an agreement this week that will provide students who graduate with an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in graphic design with a seamless transfer to FDU’s Bachelor of Arts program in graphic design.

County College of Morris and FDU Reach
(l/r) FDU President Drucker and CCM President Yaw

The articulation agreement was signed by CCM President Edward J. Yaw and FDU President Sheldon Drucker.

Through another agreement signed earlier this year by CCM and FDU, those transfer students also will be eligible for a 40 percent reduction in the university’s tuition and an annual $1,500 housing allowance should they decide to reside on campus.

The graphic design program at FDU offers concentrations in print design and web design and is part of the Becton College of the Arts and Sciences on the university’s Florham Park campus. FDU will transfer up to 64 credits from CCM graphic design graduates to apply to the B.A. degree.

To qualify, CCM students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in their courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better.

The agreement signed earlier this year established the CCM-FDU Scholars program to provide CCM graduates with a more affordable pathway for earning their bachelor’s degree.

“We’re delighted to build further on our strong partnership with FDU so our graphic design students now can be assured of a seamless transfer of their credits, along with significant tuition reduction, to earn their bachelor degrees,” said Yaw.

County College of Morris and FDU Reach
FDU and CCM presidents and key staff

Geoffrey Weinman, dean of FDU’s College of Arts and Sciences, seconded Yaw’s enthusiasm, saying, “We look forward to establishing more program-specific agreements with CCM that will make transfer from that institution to FDU as smooth as possible.”

The launching of this new program is in addition to the articulation agreements CCM already holds with colleges and universities in and out of the state. For more information on those agreements, visit

To learn more about the graphic design programs at CCM and FDU, visit and


Photo 2: (back row l-r) Stephen Longo, professor of Graphic Design at CCM; Dr. Bruce Dutra, dean of the Division of Liberal Arts at CCM; Clayton Allen, chair and professor of Visual Arts at CCM; Howard Libov, chair of Visual & Performing Arts at FDU; Janet O’Neil, director of Graphic Design at FDU; Dr. Geoffrey Weinman, dean of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts & Sciences at FDU; and Dr. Dwight L. Smith, vice president of Academic Affairs at CCM with (front row l –r) Sheldon Drucker, president of FDU, and Dr. Edward J. Yaw, president of CCM.

Photo Credit: Rick Burchfield