DeRionne Pollard

August 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Virtual Events in Montgomery County Commemorating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

It’s officially been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified in the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Although celebrations won’t be done in person because of the coronavirus, there are a number of ways to virtually celebrate this milestone in Montgomery County. Here’s a look at physical distant-friendly ways of celebrating […]

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July 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Trump da Marcha Atrás y Decide No Suspender Visas de Estudiantes Extranjeros

En una audiencia en Boston, el martes, en pocos minutos se llegó a un acuerdo para dar marcha atrás a la medida implementada, hace una semana, por el Presidente Donald Trump que suspendería las visas para los estudiantes extranjeros matriculados en universidades que ofrezcan todos sus estudios en línea en el otoño. En dicha audiencia, […]

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April 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 8 and it marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday, Passover which commemorates the freedom of Israelites from ancient Egypt. Happy Passover to those celebrating! Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Board of Elections Selects Voting Centers:  Montgomery County Board of Elections meets via […]

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March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 31, and it is Equal Pay Day. Here are five things worthy of your knowledge in Montgomery County. 1. Stay at Home: Gov. Larry Hogan, along with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), have enacted “Stay at Home” orders in the DMV area. So, stay at home […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery College Cancels Weekend Classes, Moves to Remote Learning

Montgomery College announced Wednesday that classes scheduled Thursday though Saturday are canceled amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard said in an email to the campus community that after spring break—which is March 16 through 20—the college would transition to remote learning from March 23 to April 3. The decision was […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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Montgomery College Advises Student ‘Exhibiting Flu-Like Symptoms’ to Stay Home

Montgomery College (MC) President DeRionne Pollard emailed the school community a “Coronavirus Update” Monday evening. Pollard said in the email that the college has been in contact with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) after learning about a student who reported being in contact with others who were “exhibiting flu-like symptoms.” Since […]

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February 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s February SBN: The Kirwan Commission

Dr. William Kirwan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard and Councilmember Craig Rice joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on Tuesday, February 18 at our studios in Rockville. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. The February topic […]

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January 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 29 in Montgomery County

It is Wednesday, Jan. 29, and we should expect partly cloudy weather. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Recreation Job Fair:  Montgomery County Department of Recreation is hiring people for current and summer position. There will be a job fair from 3 to 7 p.m. at Plum Gar Neighborhood […]

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January 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

It is Tuesday, Jan. 28 and it’s National Data Privacy Day. Celebrate by going through the settings on your web browser and clearing your cookies. While you’re at it, check out your social media settings and review the information you’re agreeing to share with third party applications. The Washington Post made an explainer video to […]

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January 15, 2020 | Staff Writer

Officials Holding Two Community Forums on State of Education in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Council Education and Culture Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard, and The Universities at Shady Grove Executive Director Stewart Edelstein are hosting two community meetings to present the state of education in the county. The meetings are an opportunity to discuss academic […]

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