Lisa Usher

1946–1947 A Year of Firsts… and Simpler Times Celebrating Montgomery 70th Anniversary Series Part 2 of 2*

1946–1947 A Year of Firsts… and Simpler Times Celebrating Montgomery 70th Anniversary Series Part 2 of 2*

Enthusiasm among the first class of 186 students was high during the College’s first semester in 1946, as evidenced by the remarkable list of firsts in the College archives. Students established the first student council and the first yearbook committee—which produced the first edition of the yearbook, Accolade. The same committee coordinated with art students […]

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Past Presidents Reunited for Special 70th Anniversary State of the College

Past Presidents Reunited for Special 70th Anniversary State of the College

At the sixth annual State of the College in March, Dr. Pollard was joined by three former College presidents: Dr. Hercules Pinkney, Dr. Charlene R. Nunley, and Dr. Robert E. Parilla. During her introduction, Pollard drew comparisons among their tenures—which among them spans 37 years of the College’s 70-year history—as well as differences (e.g., budgets, […]

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Embracing Change in Demographics

Embracing Change in Demographics

“We are browner, older, and less wealthy than ever in the history of this county. How do we … ensure that those three facts are not seen as negatives, as they are in other places in this world? How do we have student support services so students understand we are here to meet them where […]

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Science Center Complex: ‘Money Well Spent’

Science Center Complex: ‘Money Well Spent’

Rockville Campus celebrated the opening of its newly renovated Science Center West building early in February. Soaring windows and spacious and adaptable instructional rooms enhance teaching and learning in popular science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs. The $29 million project, which included adding a third floor, completes a 12-year plan to upgrade science and […]

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Parking Improvements

Parking Improvements

On the first day of spring semester MC officially opened the long-awaited parking facility at Rockville, a 918-space, seven-level garage. Located adjacent to the Physical Education Center, the North Campus Garage (NC on collegewide maps), includes 59 security cameras, 20 electric charging stations, two elevators, and nearly 700 parking spaces designated for students. The facility […]

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Governor Hogan Delivers State Economic Update from Germantown Campus

Governor Hogan Delivers State Economic Update from Germantown Campus

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan traveled to the Germantown Campus on February 28 to deliver the 2017 Economic Development Update for the state of Maryland. MC President DeRionne Pollard and Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President Marilyn Balcombe also attended. In his 15-minute speech, the governor announced that Maryland had just been recognized as one of the […]

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Kudos

Kudos

Professor Jean Freedman recently published the first full-length biography of music legend Peggy Seeger, entitled Peggy Seeger: A Life of Music, Love, and Politics. The book covers Seeger’s career in music as well as her lifelong advocacy for environmental and feminist causes. Professor Freedman earned a PhD in folklore from Indiana University and is author […]

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Community Engagement: Public Forums on Campus Modernization and County Education Budgets

Community Engagement: Public Forums on Campus Modernization and County Education Budgets

On March 21, Dr. Pollard and Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart led the first in a series of three Community Conversations with Takoma Park and Silver Spring residents, students, and alumni about the College’s construction projects to replace or modernize existing buildings on the East Campus within Takoma Park. The next project slated for construction […]

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MC in the News

MC in the News

Fox News’s “New Yorkers Working with Doctors Without Borders” featured Michelle Mays, MA, RN, BSN, and Montgomery Scholar ’02. Hechinger Report article, “Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts,” (March 22, 2017) included comments from Kevin Long, director of policy and planning, on collecting student data. WTOP featured student Constance Roberts […]

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New Active-Shooter Training Video

New Active-Shooter Training Video

MCTV completed a 15-minute video for the MC community on how to prepare for an active shooter incident. The video features tips on the recommended A.L.I.C.E. response plan (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate). Hosted by Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Shawn Harrison and featuring MCTV voice talent Michael Brown, the video was […]

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