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Date: September 4, 2007
Media Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952 or 240-461-0333 (cell)
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Maryland Lt. Governor Brown to Visit Montgomery College for First Day of Classes
Fall Semester Starts September 5, Lt. Governor Brown to Tour College’s Rockville Campus with College President Brian Johnson, College Leaders and Students

Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Montgomery College-Rockville
Main Address for Campus: 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. 20850
1:30 p.m.
Walking tour originates at the Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education

(NOTE: The Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education is not located on Mannakee Street, but at the intersection of Hungerford Drive (Route 355) and North Campus Drive. Enter campus from North Campus Drive entrance and park immediately in lot on right.)

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown will visit Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus for the first day of classes in the new fall semester. Montgomery College President Brian K. Johnson will take the Lt. Governor on a walking tour of the Rockville Campus. The tour will give Lt. Governor Brown the opportunity to greet students, faculty and staff and see the College at its busiest time of the year.

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

One of the highlights of the Lt. Governor’s tour will be a stop to see an engineering class and students. The engineering program prepares students to transfer to some of the best engineering schools in the country, including the University of Maryland, Georgia Tech and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The number of students in the program grew to 750 last year, making engineering one of the College’s most popular majors.

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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, log on to www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps.

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