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Date: May 7, 2009
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan (Montgomery College), 240-567-7970; Christine Dugan (Dickinson College), 717-245-1289

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Montgomery College and Dickinson College Present an Innovative Program to Lower Economic Hurdle to Four-Year Degree

Friday, May 8, 2009
10 a.m.

Montgomery College-Rockville
Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Lobby
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md.

Montgomery College President Dr. Brian K. Johnson and Dickinson College President William Durden will sign an agreement to start a new, collaborative model of higher education that offers select community college students a path to an affordable four-year college degree from a private liberal arts college.

Joining the presidents will be an executive vice president from Montgomery College and a dean from Dickinson, who will provide an overview of the new partnership and its benefit to students. Minh Nuygen, a recent transfer student from Montgomery College to Dickinson, will also speak about how this model partnership will put an affordable college education within reach of students.

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