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Date: February 26, 2004 (04-25)

Montgomery College to Salute High Academic Achievers
Student Awards Ceremonies Set for March 5, 26, April 2 

            Montgomery College will recognize the academic successes of its high-achieving minority students at three ceremonies this spring the Dr. Harry Harden, Jr. Black and African-American Academic Awards, the Hispanic Awards, and the Asian Awards.  More than 1,000 full time students, who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average who completed a minimum of 12 credits by the end of the fall 2003 semester, will be honored.  The 15th Annual Dr. Harry Harden, Jr. Black and African-American Academic Awards will be held Friday, March 5, at 2 p.m., in the Theater Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus.

            The Dr. Harry Harden, Jr. Black and African-American Academic Awards began in 1990 as the Outstanding Black Males program.  Dr. Harden was a former dean of student development who died prematurely.  The event was the realization of his dream to see black men and women acknowledged for their superior academic achievement.  

The keynote speaker will be attorney Alison Velez Lane.  Entertainment, music, and a reception will also be a part of the Dr. Harden Academic Awards program, along with scholarship presentations by representatives from four-year colleges and universities. 

            The academic awards ceremonies rotate among the Montgomery College campuses, with high-achieving Hispanic students to be honored March 26, at 2 p.m., in Falcon Hall on the Takoma Park Campus.  On Friday, April 2, at 2 p.m., the Germantown Campus will host an awards ceremony for Asian students in Globe Hall.  

            For more information on the Dr. Harry Harden Academic Awards, call 240-567-5052.  For information on the Hispanic Awards, call 240-567-1469.  To learn about the Asian Awards program, call 240-567-1993.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.