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Media Advisory

Date: May 15, 2006
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970 (office), 301-351-9548 (cell); Renate Laine, 301-251-7237 (office), 301-461-2397 (cell)

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May 17: U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to Give Commencement Address to Montgomery College’s Graduating Class of 2006
Graduates from All Campuses to Participate in Celebration in Rockville

WHO: Montgomery College graduates, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and family

WHAT: The United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will deliver the keynote address at Montgomery College’s 59th annual commencement on Wednesday, May 17, at 10 a.m. The community college will honor graduates from its three campuses in Montgomery County, Md.—Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring—along with apprenticeship graduates in Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs. Individuals of all ages and from as many as 170 countries are represented in the College’s student body. Nearly 600 students are expected to participate in the procession; more than 1,900 completed degree or certificate requirements this year.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

ARRIVE AT 9:30 A.M.

WHERE: MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, ROCKVILLE CAMPUS

OUTDOOR TENT, ATHLETIC FIELD

51 MANNAKEE STREET, ROCKVILLE, MD

Please Note: The North Campus Drive entrance to campus will be closed that morning. All traffic will be routed onto campus from Mannakee Street.

Montgomery College Commencement is a ticketed event. Please have your press credentials available to gain access to the tent. Media are asked to enter the tent through the Main Entrance, located along North Campus Drive.

PARKING: Reporters are invited to park in the lot closest to the College’s Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education. Please present your press credentials to the security officers for access to the parking lot. For a map of the commencement site, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/commencement/siteplan.pdf.

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