Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard

April 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

At Mass Vax Site, Dr. Pollard Says Montgomery College ‘Honored’ to Serve Community

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard spoke a day ahead of MC’s Germantown campus launching as a state-run mass vaccination clinic. Pollard said that the college was “honored” to serve its community. “There are three things every [community] in our nation needs right now — every community, every town across the nation: one is vaccines, […]

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February 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘A Heaviness of Existing’: Gayles Discusses Navigating Life with Weight of Racism

“For my colleagues who don’t look like me, let me explain it to you.” During a virtual discussion about health, racial justice and COVID-19 with Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed how racism impacts the way he moves through life. “I think of examples when I go into […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery College to Maintain Virtual Learning Through Spring 2021

Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard announced Wednesday that the college will continue remote virtual learning instruction through its spring 2021 semester, which begins Jan. 25, 2021. Pollard said in a statement that the decision was made to prioritize the health and safety of students in light of the coronavirus. “It has become clear that bringing […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Stay Mostly Virtual Until Spring Break 2021

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced Monday that instruction will remain mostly virtual until at least the end of spring break in March 2021.  Pollard said in a statement that summer enrollment shows that students like the virtual model and the flexibility it offers. Spring classes will be seven weeks long instead of 15. […]

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August 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Coronavirus Advisory Team Details Plan for Limited On-Campus Classes

Most classes at Montgomery College this fall will be taught online, however some programs like automotive technology and biotechnology may have very limited on-campus lab sessions. The semester begins Aug. 31 and ends Dec. 20. The college already announced that the winter session, which begins Dec. 21 and ends Jan. 22, 2021, will be virtual. […]

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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 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Pollard on ICE Restrictions: ‘Instead of Deporting Foreign Students, Montgomery College Embraces Them’

Montgomery College released a statement Tuesday against recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) restrictions for international students taking online classes in the fall due to the coronavirus. ICE announced Monday that international students only taking online classes in the fall will need to leave the country. “It is disappointing that U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

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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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January 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 15 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Jan. 15 and it is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. We will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 20. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. State of the County: County Executive Marc Elrich is giving the State of the County Address at 10 a.m. at the Silver […]

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