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October 16, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Montgomery College Foundation Receives $500,000 to Address Achievement Gap of African American Men in Society

The Montgomery College Foundation received a $500,000 gift from Westat in support of the Presidential Scholars Program, according to a Montgomery College press release published Thursday, Oct. 15. Westat is a Rockville-based professional services corporation that provides innovative professional services that help clients improve outcomes in health, education, social policy, and transportation. “In a pivotal […]

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July 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery College Hosts Q and A on Fall Semester Changes

On Wednesday, the president and senior vice presidents of Montgomery College answered questions from the community about what the Fall 2020 semester will look like. President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sanjay Rai, Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement Dr. David Sears, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs […]

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June 2, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Montgomery College President Pollard Responds to Calls for Justice

In a recent email, Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard responded to the public outcry over the death of George Floyd. She emphasized MC is a community where everyone should feel safe as the college is made up of many diverse cultures. “Black Lives matter – Especially in this moment,” said Pollard. The community college […]

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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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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard are bringing their education budget meeting to Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 […]

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February 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Education Budget Meeting: There will be an education budget meeting tonight at E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting is hosted by Montgomery County Council Education Committee Chair Craig Rice, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hucker on DACA: ‘People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back’ (VIDEO)

In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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September 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College Expects Dip in Enrollment

Montgomery College, which started this week, expects the 2017-18 enrollment to slip about 2 percent and 3 percent from last year, campus spokesman Marcus Rosano said. The decline is due in large part to the improving economy, he said. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Rosano describes how the college will handle the dip in enrollment, as […]

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June 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Breaks Ground on New Student Center

Dozens of Montgomery County leaders, students and staff, gathered at Montgomery College Rockville Campus to break ground  for a new student services center early Thursday. The 130,000 square-foot building will provide a centralized location for all student services at the campus, according to a news release. “We want students to get good guidance quickly, access […]

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