Lisa Usher

And the Award Goes to …

And the Award Goes to …

The Carnegie Corporation of New York named MC President DeRionne P. Pollard a recipient of its Academic Leadership Award. Pollard is only the second community college recipient of this award. The honor consists of $500,000 in support for each winner’s academic initiatives.  Pollard has earmarked the Carnegie award funds for two landmark MC programs: the […]

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New Center for Justice Supports Student Activism

New Center for Justice Supports Student Activism

When Patty Pablo ’18 went to bed on August 13—after the nation spent the weekend watching white supremacists trudge through Charlottesville bearing torches and messages of bigotry and hate—only four people had signed up to join the protest event she advertised on Facebook. She assumed only a handful of people would show up the next […]

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Food for Thought: Students Struggle with Basic Needs

Food for Thought: Students Struggle with Basic Needs

A Mobile Market program now brings fresh food to campus for students and members of the community experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity, or reduced quality of diet and access to nutrition, can sometimes be overlooked at the college level, but it plays an important role in academic performance. The Mobile Markets, provided in partnership with […]

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College Partners with County and Nonprofits To Host First Conference for Single Parents

College Partners with County and Nonprofits To Host First Conference for Single Parents

Erica Brizuela has a two-year-old son, works as a waitress, and takes classes at Montgomery College. Single parents like Brizuela, 23, rarely have time to get together with other single parents, or attend workshops, no matter how helpful they promise to be. When she heard about the Single Parent Conference at the College’s Rockville Campus, […]

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Q & A

Q & A

Insights talks with Martha Schoonmaker, executive director, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC). Q: PIC MC was named for Dr. Hercules Pinkney, who was vice president and provost at the Germantown Campus when the integrated campus idea was conceived. What aspects of the PIC MC’s 40 acres has already […]

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Retired Professor’s Holocaust Memoirs Book Wins Award

Retired Professor’s Holocaust Memoirs Book Wins Award

Professor Emerita Myrna Goldenberg’s latest book, Before All Memory Is Lost, received the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award in Holocaust literature. One juror called the book “remarkable.” “It was a kind of joy to shine a spotlight on the survivors—some are still living—and to share the book with survivors’ families,” says Goldenberg. Before All Memory […]

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CS Students Help Keep County Networks Safe, Earn Scholarships

CS Students Help Keep County Networks Safe, Earn Scholarships

Though many might think of computer science as the kind of profession where work is left at work, Bryan Solis ’17 disagrees. His cybersecurity internship in Montgomery County’s Information Security Department is over, but he has been busy sealing his home against a cyber attack. “Everything I learned, I’m doing it on my own house,” […]

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Groundbreaking: Rockville Student Services Center

Groundbreaking: Rockville Student Services Center

Montgomery College broke ground in June on a 130,000-square-foot Student Services Center, which will provide a centralized location for all student services at the Rockville Campus. “I am pleased that the Student Services Center is now shovel-ready,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett at the ceremony. “This fantastic building will give students an easier […]

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

“MC is a welcoming institution, and the College’s refreshed entrances at the Rockville and Germantown campuses showcase our hospitality even more,” says Emily Schmidt, marketing director. The new gateway signs feature brushed-silver lettering mounted on stone. Digital signage was incorporated into the entrance areas to improve communications with the community. Students and visitors to campus […]

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Presidential Dialogues: Defining America—Dialogues Across Difference

Presidential Dialogues: Defining America—Dialogues Across Difference

Join President Pollard for a series of conversations focused on American identity. All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 240-567-5267 or visit montgomerycollege.edu/dialogues. Seth Goldman, CEO and cofounder, Honest Tea November 28 @ 7 p.m. Rockville Campus, Science West Building, Room 301, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD. Free parking. Goldman […]

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