Terrence Evelyn started at Montgomery College 14 years ago at the Takoma Park campus and only planned to stay for a few years.
Terrence is now the campus director of facilities at Montgomery College. He oversees the college-wide facilities operations on the three campuses – Rockville, Germantown, and Takoma Park and strives to provide a consistent experience for students and staff at each campus. He and his team work around the clock making sure the buildings function as they should and are largely behind the scenes.
Because he feels connected to the College’s mission of educating students, Terrence has always donated through payroll deduction to MC. He notes this process is simple and effective and since the funds are withdrawn from his paycheck, he doesn’t miss the money. He knows the funds are distributed to help students with the most needs.
Terrence became even more engaged when Dr. Carmen Poston-Farmer approached him one day at lunch to tell him about the Presidential Scholars Program, one specifically created to support African American men pursue their education. Terrence liked what he heard, and he has since shifted his contributions to invest in this program. He likes the focus of the program and that he can see results of more young, Black men graduating.
Giving back to your community is important to Terrence. He tells his peers the size of the contribution doesn’t always matter. All contributions matter and to start somewhere and give what is reasonable.