DeRionne Pollard

February 11, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Hold Education Budget Hearings

Five Community Meetings About the Education Budget Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are hosting five Education Budget meetings in February and March. The meetings will provide information on the programs and budgets of the County’s public school system and its community […]

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February 6, 2019 | Staff Writer

Duncan, Pollard Sit Down for Talk at Montgomery College

Former education secretary Arne Duncan will take part in a “presidential dialogue” with Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard next month. Pollard and Duncan, who served under President Barack Obama, will discuss the “Politics of Radical Inclusion.” The event takes place 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center on the Rockville campus. […]

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February 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 5 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5., and it’s the start of Lunar New Year! Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: The County Council meets today at 9:30 a.m. Check out the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Public Hearing: There will be a public hearing today in the Council […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Resources Available to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro released a list of resources for residents affected by the partial federal government shutdown. Navarro encourages all residents impacted negatively by the shutdown to seek assistance. She also encourages residents who can afford to do so, to give to fundraising efforts to support those experiencing financial hardship. “As bills […]

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May 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Pollard Plans Sabbatical During Last Six Months of 2018

Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard will be taking a six-month sabbatical starting July 1, “to concentrate on writing and strategic thinking,” according to a memo to the college community. “These projects will require some uninterrupted focus on my part, an opportunity that is rarely available to me with the busy daily schedule of my […]

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April 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about […]

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pollard Issues Statement on Budget

Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard issues a statement on the recommended Fiscal Year 2019 operating budget that County Executive Isiah Leggett presented to the Council on March 15. Statement by Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard “Today is bittersweet for me and for Montgomery College. While I appreciate Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommendations for the […]

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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce to Celebrate Leaders at 58th Annual Dinner June 13

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) hosts its 58th annual dinner Tuesday, June 13 at the Bethesda North Marriott. The chamber will celebrate leaders and organizations who strengthen the county business environment, including Norman Augustine, Montgomery College, United Therapeutics Corporation, Anne Kaiser, and David Nguyen. The chamber will induct Dusty Rood as Chairman of the […]

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March 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 21, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, March 21st, in Montgomery County: 1.  The Montgomery County Council meets today and one of the items on the agenda is a resolution asking Congress to reject President Donald Trump’s federal budget proposal. 2. It’s Election Day in the town of Somerset. 3. In Takoma Park, Mayor Kate […]

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