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Date: November 18, 2003
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970

 Montgomery College’s Mary Furgol Named
2003 Maryland Professor of the Year
Media Invited to Attend Dr. Furgol’s Class and Watch Her Teach

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003
9:30 a.m.

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus
51 Mannakee Street

Humanities Building, Room 202*

Dr. Mary Furgol, a Montgomery College history professor and director of the College’s “Montgomery Scholars” honors program, has been named 2003 Maryland Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).   Member of the media are invited to observe her teaching the Montgomery Scholars students on Thursday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m.  During a break in the lecture, Dr. Furgol and her students will be available for interviews.   

The U.S. Professors of the Year program salutes the most outstanding instructors in the country—those who excel as teachers and influence the lives and careers of their students. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious awards honoring professors.

Dr. Furgol was born and educated in Scotland. She attended the University of Edinburgh where she received her MA and PhD in history.  Since 1992, Dr. Furgol has taught full time at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. She became chair of the History and Political Science Department in 1996. In 2003, she became director of Montgomery Scholars, an academically rigorous two-year honors program for a select group of Montgomery College students who wish to transfer to the nation’s top universities.

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*To reach the Humanities Building, turn west off of Route 355 on to North Campus Drive.  The Humanities Building is the third structure on the left, next to a construction site and past the tennis courts.  There will be reserved parking for the media.  For maps or directions, log on to and click on”Directories.”

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