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A Lifetime of Helping to Shape Other Artists Is Honored
The Washington Post, February 28, 2008

For Sarah Silberman, sculpting is a passion that she can't give up. Full story...


Montgomery College dedicates art gallery to alumna
The Gazette, February 27, 2008

Ninety-eight-year-old Sarah Silberman said she felt ‘‘overwhelmed” as she sat in front of the art gallery named after her, surrounded by family, friends and Montgomery College faculty and students. Full story...


Weithman: A scorer reborn
The Gazette, February 14, 2008

Coming through the county’s youth basketball ranks, Melissa Weithman always thought of herself as a scorer. But in high school, first at Good Counsel and later at Blake, two knee surgeries made sure that’s not how others thought of her. Full story...


When college is within reach but the cost is not
The Gazette, February 13, 2008

More than 100 families looking for help with paying for their children’s higher education came out on Sunday to Montgomery College’s Takoma Park campus to get advice on the college financial aid process. Full story...


A year later, Montgomery College in better position
The Gazette, January 30, 2008

One of the major issues facing Brian K. Johnson as he completes his first year at the helm of Montgomery College has been the hunt for construction dollars to add capacity to its overcrowded campus. Full story...


Time is money, say students seeking financial aid, grants
The Gazette, January 9, 2008

Federal and state money is available for parents looking for help to pay for their children’s college tuition, but getting organized early is important, counselors say. Full story...


Daughter of Bishop Desmond Tutu speaks to Montgomery College
The Gazette, December 5, 2007

Bishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter, the Rev. Mpho Tutu delivered a simple message to the Montgomery College community Tuesday morning: Resolving conflict is achievable through forgiveness and reconciliation. Full story...


Professor commits land for ‘serious scientific students’
The Gazette, November 2, 2007

Numerous ideas raised by business, education and government leaders to increase the pool of students entering scientific and engineering fields at a Montgomery College forum in Rockville this week came down to this: getting more money. Full story...


A cloak of many colors: MC art faculty
The Gazette, September 26, 2007

A healthy diversity of styles and approaches among faculty from all four of Montgomery College’s art programs is on view in ‘‘Unity in Diversity” at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville. Twenty-three artists are represented in this major group exhibition of more than 70 objects, curated by Virginia Mecklenburg, Senior Curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Full story...


Brown: Greater commitment should be made to state’s community colleges
The Gazette, September 7, 2007

Montgomery College officials are confident Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown got the message they were trying to impart during his visit this week: They need more buildings and better sidewalks on the Rockville campus. Full story...


Opening eyes to planets, and possibilities beyond (by Alexandra Hiatt)
The Gazette, August 22, 2007

Instead of heading to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, locals in search of the stars can take a trip to the nearby planetarium at the Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. Full story...


Licensed and finding more freedom in the driver’s seat
The Gazette, August 8, 2007

Earning a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many teenagers, offering more freedom and that first taste of adulthood at age 16. Full story...


You dine, they dance (by Chris Slattery)
The Gazette, July 11, 2007

A pearl anniversary is quite a milestone. Thirty years — that’s a good long run for a marriage, and an even longer run for an arts institution like Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre program. Full story...


Governor presents $1.3M to Montgomery College
The Gazette, May 16, 2007

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) presented a nearly $1.3 million check to Montgomery College on Thursday afternoon to complete funding for a Cultural Arts Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. Full story...


For Achievers, a New Destination (by Beth Frerking)
The New York Times, April 22

YOU’VE heard the threat; you may have made it: “If you don’t pull up those grades, you’re going to a community college. ”

It’s not without reason that community colleges are often considered the schools of last resort. They have long offered low-cost local schooling for students who couldn’t attend four-year colleges because they lacked the requisite grades or the requisite funds, or were looking for specific job training. “Open admissions” has been the guiding principle, and the colleges work with large populations of students who are underprepared, notes Terry O’Banion, president emeritus of the League for Innovation in the Community College. Full story... (pdf format; requires Acrobat Reader)


All-USA Community College Academic Team
USA Today, April 15

Selected from more than 1,500 students nominated by their schools, here are the 20 members of the 17th annual All-USA Community College Academic First Team. Each receives a $2,500 cash award. Full story...


Community college is key to our future (Commentary - Brian K. Johnson)
The Gazette, March 14, 2007

As the new president of Montgomery College, I want to share some of my initial impressions of the college and the community I now call home. Full story...


For Johnson, Taking Reins Is Chance to Give Back
The Washington Post, Thursday, March 8, 2007

Last month, Brian K. Johnson became the seventh president of Montgomery College, replacing Charlene R. Nunley, who retired after eight years at the helm of the nearly 23,000-student college. Full story...


Tough decisions already for new president (by Marcus Moore)
The Gazette, February 28, 2007

Brian K. Johnson has been Montgomery College president for nearly one month, but he has already received a crash course in Maryland politics and the challenges facing his college and higher education. Full story...


College’s leader prepares to call it a career (by Marcus Moore)
The Gazette, January 31, 2007

After working 28 years for Montgomery College, including the past eight years as president, Charlene R. Nunley is ready to relax — maybe.

There’s the long overdue trip to the beach she and her husband plan to take. There’s the reading and power walking she wants to catch up on. She’s also thinking about taking history and cooking classes. And her golf game is not quite up to par. Full story...


A Passionate Educator Takes Her Leave (by Lori Aratani)
The Washington Post , February 1, 2007

After eight years as president -- and 27 years altogether -- at Montgomery College, Charlene R. Nunley is moving on.

Beginning today, a new administrator will occupy the corner office with the windows overlooking the athletic fields of the college's Rockville campus. Full story...


Pa. Educator Is Named to Head Montgomery College (by Jennifer Lenhart)
The Washington Post, December 13, 2006

The board of trustees of Montgomery College named Brian K. Johnson, a community college administrator with two decades of experience in the field, as its new president yesterday. Full story...


Montgomery College Names New President (by Dena Levitz)
The Examiner, December 13, 2006

A vice president at a 20,000-student community college in Pittsburgh soon will take over leadership of Montgomery College.

Bryan K. Johnson was named as Montgomery College’s seventh president on Tuesday, ending an exhaustive six-month search for Charlene Nunley’s successor. Full story...


Montgomery College Announces New President (by Neil Adler)
The Washington Business Journal, December 12, 2006

The board of trustees at Montgomery College, after a six-month nationwide search to replace President Charlene Nunley who is retiring, said Tuesday that it has hired Brian Johnson, a community college executive in Pennsylvania. Full story...


An Honors Education at a Bargain-Basement Price (by Elyse Ashburn)
The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 27, 2006

It is hard to decide whether the atmosphere in Room 202 of the Humanities Building feels more like a twentysomething house party or a high-school homeroom. Probably the latter, since the young adults here at Montgomery College, a two-year institution in a suburb of Washington, are clutching lattes rather than glasses of merlot. Garb runs the gamut from hooded sweatshirts to T-shirts stamped with witticisms like "Music Happens." Outside, it is an altogether uninspiring autumn day, cool and overcast. Full story... (pdf format; requires Acrobat Reader)


Colleges Boost Partnerships With County High Schools (by Aruna Jain)
Washington Post, October 19, 2006

On Friday night, Northwood High School students took in a performance of "Imani Winds," about entertainer Josephine Baker, at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland.

In the middle of last week, Wheaton High School students sat in on a political science class at Montgomery College; two days later, Wheaton students were visited by University of Maryland, Baltimore County students who talked to them about college life. Full story...


Nunley shares thoughts on access, accountability
Community College Times, October 10, 2006

The Education Secretary’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education recently delivered its final recommendations to U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on how to revamp the national higher education system. The secretary responded shortly after the release of the report with a follow-up action plan.

Charlene Nunley, president of Montgomery College (Maryland), served on the secretary’s 19-member commission. Full story...


 

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