News from Montgomery College

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Date: March 29, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY

Montgomery College President to Give ‘State of the College’ Address
Dr. Nunley to Discuss Growth Challenges Facing Community Colleges And Higher Education Institutions Throughout Maryland

 Wednesday, March 31 – 8 p.m.

Theatre Arts Arena
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850

            Montgomery College President Dr. Charlene Nunley will present a “State of the College” address on Wednesday, March 31, at 8 p.m., in the College’s Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus. Dr. Nunley recently marked her fifth anniversary as president of Montgomery College, Maryland’s largest and most diverse community college.  In her presentation, which will be televised live on Montgomery College Television (cable channel 10 in Montgomery County), Dr. Nunley will discuss the College’s primary challenge in the years ahead, as significant growth is forecast at Montgomery College and at colleges and universities throughout the state.  

 “One of our key challenges is to be ready for a tidal wave of new students who will be turning to Montgomery College to start their college education, over the next several years,” said Nunley. “We are already the first stop for six in 10 of Montgomery County’s high school graduates who choose to attend college in Maryland. With record numbers of students coming out of our school system, combined with more students than ever planning to go to college, the demand for our services will grow dramatically.”

Dr. Nunley will share with the community what she believes must happen to ensure that, in the face of this challenge, the community college’s core mission of providing open access to higher education is not jeopardized.

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