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Date: February 8, 2007
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970 or Ken Nelson, 301-562-5516

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Montgomery College to Host African American Chamber of Commerce’s Black History Month Program
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown to Speak at Event, Feb. 22

Montgomery College will host the African American Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Black History Program on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown. The event will take place in the Theatre Arts Arena, located on the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

Maryland Lt. Governor Brown was inaugurated into office in January. He serves as a member of the Governor's Executive Council, the State Planning Committee for Higher Education and the Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs. In addition, Brown served as chair of Governor Martin O’Malley’s Transition Team.

Prior to his election as lieutenant governor, Brown was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, in which he served as Majority Whip and held positions on various legislative committees, including the Judiciary Committee and the Special Committee on Higher Education Affordability and Accessibility.

In the community, Brown serves as a member of the board of directors for Adoptions Together, Inc. and the board of directors for the Law Foundation of Prince George’s County. His service has been honored by many organizations, such as the National Conference of State Legislators, Prince George’s County Educators’ Association, and the Maryland Justice Coalition.

During his education at Harvard University, Brown was an active participant in the Army ROTC program. After graduation, he served in Europe as a helicopter pilot with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. After his tour of duty, Brown attended Harvard Law School and worked as an attorney. In 2005, Brown served in Iraq as an Army reservist. His distinguished service earned him the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.

The Black History Month program is free, but the public is encouraged to register in advance to ensure seating. For more information and to register for this program, contact Janice Freeman of the African American Chamber of Commerce at 301-428-9715 or Nick Brame at 301-840-5931.

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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 College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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