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Latitude Adjustment: Alumna Has Healthy Outlook on Her New Life in America

Latitude Adjustment: Alumna Has Healthy Outlook on Her New Life in America

She brought one suitcase with her from Bulgaria. After the 12-hour flight from Istanbul via Amsterdam, she was nervous and excited to start her new life. Beside her was her fiancé, Behrang, an American she had met in Istanbul two years earlier. She did not speak any English, though she knew Russian, Bulgarian, Turkish, and […]

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Speaking of Fluency: Language Skills in High Demand

Speaking of Fluency: Language Skills in High Demand

“People were lined up for hours,” says Kenia Avendano-Garro ’10, who was the sole American and only female in her Japanese university’s manga club (Japanese comics). When she heard about the club’s part in an annual fall cultural festival, she volunteered to help. On the day, she drew manga-style portraits of people who came to […]

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Amateur Astronomer Describes an Experience Eclipsing All Others

Amateur Astronomer Describes an Experience Eclipsing All Others

MC professors encourage students to be lifelong learners and to reach for the stars when setting goals. David Matheny ’16 took that advice to heart when he organized a group of students from Roanoke College, along with Carlos Iraheta ’17 and Daniel Matheny ’18, to participate in events for the recent solar eclipse. On August […]

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Radical DepARTure: Pen & Ink Artist Leaves Programming Behind

Radical DepARTure: Pen & Ink Artist Leaves Programming Behind

  Derrick Douglass ’11 wants to hold moments in time so he—and anyone else—can examine them more closely. Rather than use photography, the computer programmer-turned-graphic designer/web designer/web developer does this by putting pen to paper. His pen-and-ink pieces are so intricate they almost startle. Through busy linear forms—patterns of swirls, arcs, angles, dots—he creates a […]

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Fabulous at 50: Nursing Program Improving with Age

Fabulous at 50: Nursing Program Improving with Age

The same year eight-track tape decks were introduced in Ford cars, a postage stamp cost five cents, and “Beam me up, Scotty” was first uttered in a Star Trek episode, Montgomery College opened a nursing program at the Takoma Park Campus. From its first academic year, 1966–1967, through today, the program has graduated 2,294 nurses. […]

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A Wake Up Call for the Sleep Deprived

A Wake Up Call for the Sleep Deprived

Between 50 and 70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Moreover, studies at the National Institutes of Health show people whose sleep sessions are irregular or short are more likely to develop diseases that can lead to an early death, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, […]

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Keeping MC in the Loop

Keeping MC in the Loop

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk proposed a revolutionary mode of transportation—hyperloop: a vacuum tube with pods that carry people and cargo between cities at speeds more than 700 miles per hour. Five alumni want to make hyperloop possible. Now students or recent graduates at the University of Maryland, Erich Robinson-Tillenburg ’13, Catherine […]

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College Powers Solar Jobs with Renewable Energy Park

College Powers Solar Jobs with Renewable Energy Park

The College is building a first-of-its-kind Renewable Energy Park at the Rockville Campus that will provide both theoretical and practical training in wind and solar technology, not only to Montgomery College students, but also to the greater community. The outdoor classroom enables students to learn valuable skills that are currently in demand in Maryland—and beyond. […]

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College and Infosys Public Services Form Partnership

College and Infosys Public Services Form Partnership

Montgomery College is collaborating with Infosys Public Services on a partnership that creates new training and job opportunities in the information technology (IT) sector. Infosys Public Services, a global leader in the public sector IT industry based in Rockville, worked closely with Montgomery College faculty to develop an eight-week intensive “boot camp” for recent Infosys […]

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College Budget Gets Boost from Montgomery County

College Budget Gets Boost from Montgomery County

Montgomery College’s FY17 budget got a $6.5 million boost from Montgomery County—a 5.1 percent increase over last year’s contribution—allowing the College to advance programs that enhance student achievement, including the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program and the Achieving the Promise Academy. The funds will also enable the College to open the Early Learning […]

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