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Media Advisory

Date: January 14, 2008
Media Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

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U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski to Visit Montgomery College for Roundtable Discussion about Higher Education, Financial Aid
Senator Mikulski (D-Md.) to Talk with Students and College President Brian Johnson

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 – 2 p.m.
Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. 20850
Humanities Building, Room 009 (Lower Level)

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski will visit Montgomery College for a higher education roundtable discussion with six MC students and Montgomery College President Brian K. Johnson. Senator Mikulski will discuss financial aid and other important issues that impact college students and will share her observations on the recently passed College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which is aimed at making higher education more affordable for America’s families. Senator Mikulski will ask the students to share their own experiences and will discuss what she believes is an increasing need for a greater federal investment in higher education.

Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The Rockville Campus is the largest of the College’s three campuses, serving approximately 15,000 students each semester. Overall, Montgomery College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of academic study.

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Directions: Follow I-270 North. Take Exit 6A for Route 28/W. Montgomery Avenue/Rockville, which is located 1/4 mile north of the Montrose Road exit. Follow the sign for Montgomery College through the traffic light. The road will become Nelson Street. Go to first traffic light at Mannakee Street and turn left. The campus is almost two blocks down on the left. For maps or directions to the Rockville Campus and a campus map that will show the location of the Humanities Building, log on to www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps.

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