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Montgomery College to Virtually Celebrate 2020 Graduating Class Friday, May 22

Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 301-525-5283; Vanessa Zambrano, 240-567-9186


Gen. Colin Powell, Dr. Anthony Fauci among those giving special congratulations to grads

Montgomery College will honor the class of 2020 with a virtual online celebration this Friday, May 22, beginning at 10 a.m. This event will include remarks by Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard and Board of Trustees Chair Gloria Aparicio Blackwell. Viewers will hear special messages from our graduates and special congratulations from General Colin Powell, former NBA star Jerome Williams, Dr. Anthony Fauci and many other notable alumni and friends of the College.

In addition, there will be individual slides recognizing each graduate. The graduate slides may be downloaded, and the celebration will be shared through social media. The class of 2020 will be invited to participate in the in-person May 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

Virtual Commencement 2020

When: Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m.

Where: Virtual event on MC Facebook

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Of the nearly 3,000 graduates being celebrated Friday, 1,104 are graduating with honors, having achieved a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. There are also nearly 30 graduates from the Early College program, earning their Associates Degree and their high school diplomas this spring.

The 2020 Board of Trustees scholars are:

Germantown Campus Scholar: Ms. Michelle A. Karlsberg
Rockville Campus Scholar: Ms. Shelby Jones
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Scholar: Ms. Rebecca A. Winters

Please visit the Montgomery College Virtual Commencement 2020 webpage to learn more about the scholars.

Alternate viewing in Montgomery County, MD: 

  • Cable channel 10 (Comcast, RCN & Verizon)
  • Comcast 998
  • RCN 1059

Social Media Hashtags:

  • #MCGrad2020
  • #MCstrong
  • #MCProud