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Date: June 11, 2004 (04-57)

Montgomery College to Host Open House
on Takoma Park Campus Expansion
Public Invited to Forum about Student Services Center Construction 

            Montgomery College invites the public to an open house about the construction of the new Student Services Center at the Takoma Park Campus on Tuesday, June 22, at 7 p.m.  The meeting will be held on Montgomery College’s Takoma Park Campus in the Bliss Room, Commons Building, which located at 7600 Takoma Avenue, in Takoma Park.

The planned Student Services Center is the second phase of a three-phase expansion effort underway at the College’s Takoma Park Campus.  The building, which will be located at the intersection of Fenton Street and New York Avenue, will be home to Admissions and Records, Assessment and Testing, Career and Educational Planning, and Financial Aid.  There will also be special areas for student activities, a cafeteria, mailroom, faculty/staff and student lounges, and offices and conference rooms for clubs and other organizations.  Another key element of the facility, slated to open in 2006, will be a new computer lab for student use.

Construction of the Student Services Center is slated to begin this July.  The construction team will first demolish an existing campus building and excavate the site.  Construction is estimated to take 18 months.

            At the June 22 open house, Montgomery College staff members will discuss the construction plan for the Student Services Center, and its timeline.  Representatives from Montgomery College and the building’s construction management firm, Bovis Lend Lease, Inc. will be available to answer questions.

            For information about the open house, contact Chahnaz McRae, senior project manager, at 240-567-7374 or

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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.