Monday, December 12, 2011
Rockville company, Montgomery College ink deals.
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday highlighted some of the results from his six-day trade mission to India, which resulted in nearly $60 million in business deals for the state. Montgomery County companies were among the deals. "Rockville-based Sheladia Associates, an engineering, architecture and development company, will provide design and project management services valued at $3.7 million for upgrading India’s National Highway 215 to a four-lane facility in the State of Orissa," according to a press release. And Montgomery College signed a memorandum of understanding that will strengthen vocational education and instructor capacity in India. "The goal of the collaboration is to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate a technical trade …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Maxine Hong Kingston to be honored at Saturday's 16th F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference.
Rockville will be abuzz with the love of the written word on Saturday, when the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference is held at Montgomery College’s Rockville campus. It's the 16th annual conference in a partnership between the college and the City of Rockville, with support this year from Peerless Rockville, F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Montgomery County Commission for Women. The conference was first held in 1996 to mark the centennial of the birth of the author of American classics like "The Great Gatsby" (1925) and "Tender Is the Night" (1934). This year’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature goes to Maxine Hong Kingston, acclaimed author of "The Woman Warrior," "China Men" and most …
Friday, September 23, 2011
Montgomery College saw a 7 percent spike in enrollment in 2009. Other schools see similar increases.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Rockville Scholarship Foundation, Inc. award recipient also won Montgomery College dean's award.
Name: Julio Cruz Age: 20 School: Montgomery College Accomplishment: Received a $1,000 scholarship from the Rockville Scholarship Foundation, Inc. for his academic achievements. Key to success: “I think that the most important factor is that since I’m in this country, this country has so many opportunities and I want to take advantage of them and I want to give back to the people and the students,” said Cruz, who hails from El Salvador. “Also, I want to help my mother, because she’s the one who raised me and my sister and I was only raised by her, so I want to do her proud.” Cruz, who came to the United States knowing no English, attended Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, where he was named "ESOL Student of the Year" in 2009 by …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Fire and Rescue recruiting class added; high school cadet program eliminated.
The Montgomery County Council is continuing to hammer out the county's 2012 budget, and Tuesday took on funding for public safety, a major concern in the county. The public safety committee made some changes to County Executive Isiah Leggett's proposed budget, only slightly increasing funding for the police force. Changes include: The council is leaving other issues untouched, including: The budget must be approved by May 26. Fiscal year 2012 begins July 1. The council deferred a vote on the plan to replace Bethesda's police station, a public-private partnership with the development firm JBG, which will relocate the station to Cordell Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Woodmont Avenue. The council will likely take up the issue later in …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Montgomery College hosted 2,500 people at the city's science fair on Sunday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Gina Hagler
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Rockville residents celebrated chemistry, biology, rocketry and many other branches of science as part of the 22nd annual Rockville Science Day on Sunday at Montgomery College-Rockville. A Community and Education section in the Campus Center featured an exhibit presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Women in Engineering. “We’re trying to let girls and boys know that math and science are fun,” said Carolyn Carroll, a statistician and member of IEEE WIE, an international organization that promotes women engineers and scientists. “You get to do all sorts of fun things. We get to do things that make the future.” Several children at the Women in Engineering exhibit participated in hands-on activities, including fun …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Former baseball and basketball coach at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High is now the hitting coach at Montgomery College-Rockville.
Bill Wright, the silver-haired former baseball and basketball coach at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, has come out of retirement to help his long-time friend and former upcounty rival Rick Price revive the beleaguered baseball program at Montgomery College-Rockville this spring. “Rick called and asked me if I’d like to do it,” Wright said. “He and I go way back…we were teammates at Wheaton High School [in the early 1960’s] and played together at MC-Rockville in 1964 and ’65,” he said. Price, who has been head coach of Gaithersburg American Legion Post 295 for many years, is the interim head coach, while Wright is serving as hitting coach. The MC-Rockville team opens its season Thursday, against Baltimore City Community College with a …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This week MC Rockville will be presenting news on the 2011 fiscal year operating budget, and a family-friendly play 'Barrio Grrrl!'
It’s 2011, and that means a new year of classes, events and education at Montgomery College. Winter session classes are in full swing, and Spring semester classes start on Monday, January 24. Other than faculty and staff events on campus, this weekend Rockville campus will be hosting a children’s book series "Barrio Grrrl!" by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes. The budget update presentation information can be found at the MC budget department’s web page. Files are available for reading in PDF format and detail the past year’s budgets along with the new 2011 operating budget revisions. This information shows where and how Montgomery College’s money will be spent this fiscal year. Students, this is great information to …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The Knights faced the Skipjacks before Saturday's Wizards game
The Montgomery College-Rockville men's basketball team topped Chesapeake College, 95-84 on Saturday in a game played at Verizon Center before the NBA's Washington Wizards vs. the Toronto Raptors game. The Knights' next game will be against the Community College of Baltimore County in Essex at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Exams, book buy-backs and the final week of "The Art of the Label"
This week at Montgomery College — Rockville features the last week of "The Art of the Label," along with the final week of the Fall 2010 semester. Exams run all this week. If you're a student at the college be sure to get the remainder of your course work turned in to your professors and study hard for those exams. Friday is the last day of the semester. The road around campus will continue to be closed at the pond for construction until further notice. Book buy-backs are happening in the bookstore, so you can reclaim some bucks from those pricey books. Final grades for the Fall 2010 semester will be posted on My MC on Dec. 29. Campus offices will be closed on Dec. 24 for the holiday. "The Art of the Label" exhibit features works of art…