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Meet the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Coordinator

Jay Marciano

Jay Marciano



Middlebury, Connecticut


B.S., Education/Teaching, University of Hartford 

M.Ed., Education/Teaching, American University 

Ph.D., Education/Teacher Training and Administration, Syracuse University 



One critical piece of information I'd give a first year student:

Find a place on campus that you can use as a base… a home away from home. This should be a place for study and reflection. When you are there remember it is your time. Keep outside distractions to a minimum. 

My favorite place at Montgomery College: 

is the cafeteria and main hall in the Student Services Center. It is full of light and life.

The MC student service I think every student should know about: 

The Counseling & Advising web site will take you almost anywhere you want to go.  It is your portal into MC and the college scene.  It has a GPA calculator, maps, course grids for all our majors (easier to use), you name it.  This is the MC www hub.

What I like to do when I'm not a work: 

Having a good meal with family and friends that is full of laughter. I enjoy playing piano with the Sweet Thunder Jazz Trio and  listening, reading and talking about music. Joking around with my wife  and daughter. Visiting second hand book and record shops. Talking about the Beatles, politics, Syracuse basketball, and listening to someone talk about a subject they feel passionate about.


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Last Updated: July 24, 2006