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Montgomery College Commencement Ceremony
Kicks Off Graduation Season in Montgomery
Graduates from All
Campuses to Participate in Collegewide Ceremony
18 -- 10 a.m.
Montgomery College-Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street, Rockville
(Rain or shine; under tent on the football field)
Montgomery College's 2001 Commencement
-- honoring this year's graduates from the community college's
Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park, as well as apprenticeship
graduates from the College’s Workforce Development and
Continuing Education programs and the Gudelsky Institute for
Technical Education -- kicks off the official graduation season
in Montgomery County.
The state's largest and oldest community
college, Montgomery College serves a diverse student body that
is represented by individuals from nearly 170 nations.
Approximately 1,200 graduates, of all ages and backgrounds, will
be among those earning their associate degrees and other
One particular highlight will be the
graduation of the charter class of "Montgomery Scholars," a
select group of 23 high-achieving honors students who were the
first to be selected for entry into this competitive program,
which attracts many of the county's best and brightest high
Also, Montgomery College's Board of
Trustees will present its annual scholar awards to four students
-- one from each of the three campuses and one from Workforce
Development and Continuing Education's apprenticeship programs
-- for their academic achievements. Each will receive the award
and $500 toward their future higher education costs:
- Germantown Campus Scholar
Karel C. Fick (4.0 grade point average)
of Gaithersburg, a general studies major and a member of Phi
- Rockville Campus Scholar Joy
McManaman (4.0 GPA), Darnestown
resident, a studio art major and a member of Phi Theta
- Takoma Park Campus Scholar Ms.
Portia F. Matthews (4.0 GPA),
Burtonsville resident, a general studies major and a member
of Phi Theta Kappa, Takoma Park Campus Scholar;and
- Apprenticeship Programs'
Scholar Mr. William Skillin
(3.79 GPA), Calvert County resident.
The keynote speaker for the commencement
ceremony will be Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, a
nationally recognized and often honored leader in higher
education, who has served as president of the University of
Maryland, Baltimore County since 1992.