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For Immediate Release (00-41)
Contact:    Renate Laine, 240-567-5310
                 Steve Simon, 240-567-7952



Mission’s Key Themes: Changing Lives, Enriching Community, Accountability

Monday, August 21, 2000 – 8:30 a.m.

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Montgomery College faculty and staff will begin the first academic year of the 21st century, guided by a dynamic new mission statement that emphasizes the primary themes of changing lives, enriching the community, and ensuring accountability.

Montgomery College President Charlene R. Nunley will be joined by community leaders, faculty and staff in introducing a mission and “internal spirit” statement that reflects one key outcome of the Council for the 21st Century, a community-led advisory body that Nunley convened at her inauguration as president in 1999. The College’s Board of Trustees recently adopted the new mission statement after a process that began with recommendations from the Council for the 21st Century, and included input and review by faculty, staff and the College’s leadership team.

The 54-year-old community college – the oldest and second largest in the state – will begin its 2000-01 academic year on Monday, August 28. With approximately 20,000 students in credit programs and another 20,000 or so enrolled in its continuing education programs, Montgomery College has three primary campuses, at Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park. The College has one of the most diverse student populations of any educational institution in the country, with students from nearly 170 different nations.

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