The Montgomery College Board of Trustees has approved a new name for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park on the Germantown Campus. The park is now called the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC).
The new name is more relevant to today’s economic environment and to the business sectors who partner with the academic programs represented at the park. It focuses on programs such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, information technology, and engineering.
“This new name embodies our mission, which is to create business and academia partnerships and grow the workforce of the future. The name clearly expresses who we are, where we are, and most importantly, what we are,” said Doug Wrenn, chair of the Montgomery College Life Sciences Park Foundation Board.
The Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC) is home to Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, the only hospital in the country located on a community college campus, and the Bioscience Education Center. Maryland is a global leader in bioscience and technology education, and ranks among the top five regions nationally in biotechnology.
Dr. Hercules Pinkney, for whom the Complex is named, is president emeritus of Montgomery College. Dr. Pinkney played a central role in the early creation of the Complex, which includes the development of the Bioscience Education Center, one of the cornerstones of PIC MC.
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