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Montgomery College Awarded $1.1 Million TRIO Grant to Improve Adult College Readiness

Montgomery College Awarded $1.1 Million TRIO Grant to Improve Adult College Readiness

Montgomery College is one of only three organizations in Maryland awarded a TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers (TRIO EOC) grant to improve adult college readiness. The College will receive $1,184,500 over a five-year period. Working closely with several community partners, TRIO EOC will assist at least 1,000 first-generation, low-income, non-postsecondary education degree holders as well as […]

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Coordinator of Architecture Program Earns Paul H. Kea Medal

Coordinator of Architecture Program Earns Paul H. Kea Medal

Randy Steiner, AIA, coordinator of the architecture program at Montgomery College, recently earned the Paul H. Kea Medal, the highest honor given by the AIA Potomac Valley, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Professor Steiner has been the coordinator of the architecture program at MC for more than 25 years. Her passion for […]

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Opening Pathways to MC Via Multilingual Outreach

Opening Pathways to MC Via Multilingual Outreach

Community engagement at MC means informing, consulting, participating, working in partnership, and reaching out to people who may not have thought of themselves as college students. The Office of Community Engagement recently published a report on how it is meeting that mission. “There is almost no area of Montgomery College untouched by the work of […]

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Architecture Students Receive Industry Awards

Architecture Students Receive Industry Awards

Amalie ElFallah ’16 and Kaira Farrell ’16 recently earned honors for excellence in student architectural design by the Maryland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA selected 10 winners from among 74 projects submitted; entrants included community college, undergraduate, and graduate students. ElFallah’s “East Brunswick Islamic Center” (East Brunswick, NJ) received the […]

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Montgomery College Earns Top-20 Ranking as Best for Vets

Montgomery College Earns Top-20 Ranking as Best for Vets

Montgomery College earned a top-20 ranking as Best for Vets at two-year schools by Military Times. Rankings are based on a comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. Moreover, the three veterans featured in the cover photo are Montgomery College students and alumni. Air Force veteran Ronnie Chang […]

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Women’s Soccer Team Wins Region Championship

Women’s Soccer Team Wins Region Championship

The women’s soccer team defeated Howard Community College 2–1 in the Region XX tournament to claim the 2016 Region XX/District H Championship on October 30, 2016. The Raptors capped a 14-game winning streak with their championship victory. MC has outscored their opponents 91–10, scoring an average of 5.35 goals per game, and taking 21 shots […]

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Are We Safe?

Are We Safe?

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris, 17, and Dylan Klebold, 18, shot and killed 12 fellow students and one teacher, injuring another 21, before they both committed suicide at Columbine High School in Colorado. At the time, it was recorded as the deadliest high school shooting in US history. In the 17 years since this […]

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Veterans Welcome at “First Junior College in the State”

Veterans Welcome at “First Junior College in the State”

Part one of a two-part series celebrating Montgomery College’s 70th Anniversary. “Veterans… included some of the best students I ever had in a class. They were serious about their education. They were older and more mature than those coming straight from high school.… Courses that might prove difficult for them were not evaded or dropped…The […]

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Professor on Patrol

Professor on Patrol

At 6 a.m. on a bitter-cold Saturday morning in February, Ed Riggs ‘69 is behind the wheel of his Honda Civic for the hour-long drive from his home in Maryland to Liberty Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. As a senior member of the ski patrol team, he will spend the day monitoring the mountain, preventing accidents, […]

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Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge

As a kid, biology major Michael Parsons told his mother he wanted to play ice hockey. She agreed but insisted he learn to figure skate first so he would have strong skills on the ice. He has not stopped skating since. At the 2016 World Junior Championship, Parsons won the silver medal for ice dancing […]

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