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Date: November 5, 2004 (04-102) 

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Montgomery College Students Awarded Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarships
Five Chosen for Academic Achievement and Community Service 

          Five Montgomery College students have been awarded scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, each totaling $1,000.  The recipients are: Kimberly McWilliams and Foday Sackor, Germantown Campus students; Miriam Green, a student at the Rockville Campus; Insa Sadio, a student at the Takoma Park Campus; and Tirena Bolden, a former Montgomery College student who has moved to Georgia to continue her education at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Alabama.

            Kimberly McWilliams, a Gaithersburg resident, studies business at Montgomery College.  She plans to transfer to a four-year institution, where she would work towards a bachelorís degree in business administration.  McWilliams is the mother of two elementary school-age girls.

            Foday Sackor, a native of Liberia now living in Boyds, tutors students at the mathematics lab on the Germantown Campus.  He is also the treasurer of the Student Senate on the Germantown Campus and the chairman of the Corporate Business Leaders organization.  Sackor is studying economics, with plans to get his law degree.

            Miriam Green, a Silver Spring resident, is an English major at Montgomery College.  She plans to transfer to a four-year college for a bachelorís degree in English.  Her goal is earn a masterís degree in social work and become a social worker.  Green is currently a volunteer at Montgomery County Child Welfare Services.

            Insa Sadio, a native of Senegal, now resides in Rockville.  He takes classes at both the Takoma Park and Rockville Campuses.  A student in the electrical engineering program, Sadio plans to transfer to a four-year university at the conclusion of the spring 2005 semester.

            Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards a total of 400 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees.  All recipients have demonstrated academic success and performed 100 hours of community service within the past 12 months.

            The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, which provides grants in support of human services initiatives.  The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.

            Now in its fifth year of funding the Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the Foundation has provided more than $2 million in scholarship awards to students attending two-year institutions.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.