Montgomery College President Named White House ‘Champion of Change’

DeRionne PollardDr. DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College, has been the recipient of many awards for her service and dedication to the community during her stint as the head of the school.

And now she has a new honor: “White House Champion of Change.”

The title is part of a special program the White House has organized to recognize those who work to facilitate employment opportunities for individuals formerly involved in the justice system.

The program will feature Attorney General Eric Holder and Piper Kerman, author of the best-selling memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison” and inspiration for the comedy-drama series, will also participate.

The event will be live streamed on the White House website at here. To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and see the other honorees, visit the program website here.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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