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Date: August 4, 2004 (04-65) 

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Honors Student Joins Montgomery College Board of Trustees
Montgomery College-Germantown Student Kanika Hughley
Named to One-Year Post 

            Montgomery College honors student Kanika M. Hughley has been appointed to a one-year term as the student representative on the community collegeís Board of Trustees.  Hughley, who attends the Germantown Campus on a part-time basis, fills the seat formerly held by Ryan McGoff, whose term as the student trustee expired on July 1.

            Hughley is a member of Montgomery Collegeís Millennium Scholars program, an honors program for part-time working adult students at the Germantown Campus.  As a part of the Millennium Scholars program, students are given the opportunity to study at Cambridge University in England.  Currently, Hughley is enrolled in a two-week summer seminar at the prestigious university. 

            In addition to the honors program, Hughley is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year college students, and the recipient of the Collegeís Dr. Harry Harden, Jr. Black and African American Academic Award in 2004. She also made the Deanís List in 2004.  Outside of work and school, Hughley spends time participating in community service activities, including volunteering for the Single Volunteers of DC and fundraising for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Meanwhile, Board of Trustees member Dr. Sylvia W. Crowder was recently re-appointed to her second six-year term. First appointed to the Montgomery College Board of Trustees in 1998, Dr. Crowder is the education program specialist for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) at the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, she serves on the Leadership Montgomery Program Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Art and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. A Silver Spring resident, she holds a bachelorís degree from Howard University, a masterís degree in French Linguistics from Georgetown University, and a doctorate in Higher and Adult Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

            The Montgomery College Board of Trustees recently elected its new slate of officers for the next year.  Mr. Gene W. Counihan will serve a one-year term as chair of the Board.  Dr. Sylvia W. Crowder was elected as first vice chair and Ms. Roberta F. Shulman as second vice chair.

            Members of the Board of Trustees, who are ultimately appointed by the Governor of Maryland, exercise general oversight for the College and are empowered to establish policies for implementing the Collegeís mission.

            The Boardís responsibilities include setting the salaries and tenure requirements for the College president, faculty, and other employees of the College, as well as establishing entrance requirements, course offerings and tuition rates.  All members serve six-year terms, except the student member who serves for one year.

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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.