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Date: September 2, 2005
Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970

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Montgomery College’s Late-starting Courses Provide Viable Option for Students Displaced by Hurricane Katrina

In an effort to provide a practical option for displaced college students, from schools that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina, Montgomery College reminds local residents that the college offers an array of late-starting fall classes in a wide variety of subject areas. Some of these classes begin as early as September 10, but others begin in late September and October.


In order to help streamline the admission and registration process for these individuals, the offices of the Deans of Student Development at Montgomery Colleges’ three campuses – at Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring – invite students who may need assistance to contact their office directly. The Student Development office phone numbers are as follows:


  • Germantown Campus: 301-353-1993
  • Rockville Campus: 301-279-5052
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus: 301-650-1469

“We know there are many students from our county who are back home or may be returning home, because they are unable to attend classes at their intended universities and colleges in the impacted region,” said Sherman Helberg, director of Admissions, Records and Registration at Montgomery College. “Our aim is to ensure these students are aware of this option, which hopefully can help them to advance their college studies and make the transition as smooth as possible. We know this is a very difficult time for them, but we hope their ability to access these courses will help to eliminate at least one of their current challenges.”


For general information on Montgomery College and its offerings, call 301-279-5000 or visit


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 50,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.


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