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July 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery College’s New Grant Aids Students in Skilled Trades

The Montgomery College Foundation received a $95,000 grant to help students with in-demand information and skills that will lead to employment in heating, ventilation and air conditioning careers. It is one of 10 community colleges to receive a grant from Johnson Controls Community College Partnership program. Besides the funding, employees at Johnson Controls will volunteer […]

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June 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned Proposed Prerequisite Training for Police Academy May Have Consequences 

This post has been updated to include comments from Councilmember Will Jawando. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has concerns with a proposed council bill that would require prospective police officers to complete a 30-hour community-informed policing program prior to acceptance into the academy, said County Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Caroline Sturgis, who testified on Elrich’s […]

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June 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery College Building in Germantown Will Bear Dr. Pollard’s Name

Montgomery College announced on social media that its Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to rename one of its facilities after Dr. DeRionne Pollard, the college’s former president. The student affairs building at the Germantown Campus will soon be called the Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard Student Affairs and Science Building to honor the contributions […]

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June 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Ex líder de PG Community College es Nombrada Presidente Interina de Montgomery College

La ex presidente de Prince George’s Community College fue nombrada presidente interina de Montgomery College, el martes. La Dra. Charlene Mickens Dukes fue nombrada por la Junta de Fideicomisarios de Montgomery College para reemplazar a la Dra. DeRionne Pollard, quien se fue para convertirse en la nueva presidenta de Nevada State College. El nombramiento de […]

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June 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Former PG Community College Leader Named Interim Montgomery College President

The former president of Prince George’s Community College was named interim president of Montgomery College Tuesday. Dr. Charlene Mickens Dukes was appointed by the Montgomery College Board of Trustees to replace Dr. DeRionne Pollard, who left to become the new president of Nevada State College. Dukes’ appointment begins Aug. 7. Meanwhile, the board will conduct a […]

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May 18, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Pollard Explains Process to Choose Next Montgomery College President

During a virtual town hall hosted by Montgomery College (MC) on Monday, outgoing President Dr. DeRionne Pollard explained the process of choosing the person that will fill her shoes. Dr. Pollard has accepted a new position as the next president of Nevada State College, a four-year, comprehensive public institution in Henderson, Nev. Over the next couple […]

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May 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando, Pollard Introduce Community Informed Police Training Act

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando, joined by Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard, introduced the Community Informed Police Training Act to require police to work with local academic partners on recruitment and training. The council bill would require a 30-hour training program, developed in collaboration with Montgomery College, about community services and social justice for […]

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May 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Outgoing President Dr. Pollard: ‘Montgomery College Has Been Truly One of the Most Profound Experiences’

Montgomery College (MC) President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard has accepted a new position as the next president of Nevada State College, a four-year, comprehensive public institution in Henderson, NV. Since 2010, Pollard has helped MC grow into one of the most respected community colleges in the nation, serving more than 50,000 students each year. Dr. […]

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April 30, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Departing Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard: ‘She Has Been An Amazing Leader’

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard announced this week that she has accepted a position as President of Nevada State College in Henderson, NV. Montgomery College Board of Trustees member and former Montgomery County councilmember Mike Knapp commented about Dr. Pollard leaving Montgomery College during a recent 21 This Week episode. “She has been an amazing leader,” said […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College President Appointed Next President of Nevada State College

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard has been appointed President of Nevada State College (NSC). The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents approved the appointment during a meeting Thursday. During the meeting, Pollard said she is deeply grateful and is looking forward to the work. “There are a few things I know for […]

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