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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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Losing To Gain

Losing To Gain

He stopped by Taco Bell so often the employees knew his $20 order by heart. Some days he went twice. Over the course of a year, Chuck Carroll estimates he spent $10,000 at the fast-food restaurant. The only thing surpassing his big expense was the 400-plus pounds he carried on his 5′ 6″ frame. Today, […]

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Manjula’s Mission

Manjula’s Mission

Shrouded by November’s predawn darkness, Manjula Dissanayake ’03 gets into the Uber car that will take him to Dulles International Airport. Chara, his wife, and Ayaan, his six-month-old son, are still asleep. The journey to Sri Lanka—approximately 10,000 miles across the Atlantic, over Europe through Dubai, and on to South Asia—is arduous, but the athletic, […]

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In a Class by Themselves

In a Class by Themselves

How Two Harvard Business School Students Discovered Their MC Roots As a first-year senior lecturer at Harvard Business School last spring, Larry Culp perused the 61 candidates in his Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) Global Immersion course and dis-covered he had two Montgomery College graduates—Gilles Mepossi Noutcha ’07 and Ivan Salas Orono ’08—on […]

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Forty Seasons of Summer

Forty Seasons of Summer

Summer Dinner Theatre Celebrates 40 Years No story about the College’s Summer Dinner Theatre would be complete without a chat with Dr. Gerry Muller, who was one of the project’s founding faculty. “In 1967,” says Muller, “the chair of the Music Department wanted to produce an opera. The opera, Die Fledermaus, was produced in the […]

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Glory Days

Glory Days

In celebration of Montgomery College’s 70th anniversary, the Alumni Office and the Athletic Department welcomed home more than 40 former student-athletes from six different teams in February. Alumni from men’s and women’s basketball, football, tennis, women’s soccer, and track and field enjoyed a catered reception and an introduction to the fans between the women’s and […]

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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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