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For Immediate Release (01-55)
Date: October 17, 2001
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952
Three Montgomery College Students Named Recipients of 
Mark Curtis Award for Outstanding Work in Humanities
One Student from Each Campus Awarded $1,500 Cash Scholarship

The Paul Peck Humanities Institute of Montgomery College, in association with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, announce the winners of the 2001 Mark Curtis Award for outstanding work in humanities courses. The students are Darryl Bass of Gaithersburg, who attends the Rockville Campus; Mmaeonyedua Nwaekwu of Silver Spring, a student at the Takoma Park Campus; and Joaquin Cabrejas of Montgomery Village, who attends the Germantown Campus. Each student will receive a $1,500 cash scholarship.

The Mark Curtis Awards Program was established to honor the memory of the distinguished historian and educator, Mark Hubert Curtis. Dr. Curtis was president of the American Association of Colleges and University Presidents, president of California Claremont Colleges, and a well-respected author. From 1991 to the time of his death in 1994, Dr. Curtis was chairperson of the Montgomery County Commission on the Humanities. 

An awards ceremony honoring the three Montgomery College recipients, along with 112 outstanding MCPS high school students, will be held Monday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. at James Hubert Blake High School, Silver Spring. WRC-TV News 4 Anchor Joe Krebs will serve as master of ceremonies. Distinguished guests will also include Montgomery County Councilmember Isiah Legett and Underground Railroad historian, Anthony Cohen. 

The awards ceremony is open to the public. For more information, call the Paul Peck Humanities Institute of Montgomery College at 240-567-7417.

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