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Montgomery College to Hold Commencement Ceremonies in Person Thursday and Friday at the Rockville Campus

Streaming will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the commencement program beginning at 10 a.m.

Montgomery College will honor the class of 2022 with two in-person celebrations this Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20 beginning at 10 a.m. The event will include remarks by Montgomery College President Dr. Jermaine F. Williams.

More than 1,100 students will be participating in the first in-person commencement exercises in three years. More than 3,200 students will be earning degrees or certificates and the average age of graduates is 25. Women outnumber men among the College’s graduates, and diversity continues to be the defining characteristic of the class: African American students make up 25 percent of graduates; Hispanic students, 24 percent; White students, 21 percent; Asian students, 15 percent; and international students, 11 percent.

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

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Board of Trustees Scholars

The 2022 Board of Trustees Scholar Award is bestowed upon Ms. Yanxin Christina Yang, Germantown Campus; Mr. Gerardo Paul Rendon, Rockville Campus; and Ms. Kenisha J. Salvary, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, by The Honorable Mr. Knapp.

To be considered for nomination as a Board of Trustees Scholar, students must be eligible for spring commencement by having earned an associate’s degree or by having in progress final requirements for an associate’s degree; must have taken at least 25 of the required credit hours at Montgomery College; and must have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 on all courses at the College. Board of Trustees Scholars receive a cash award to be applied to future tuition or educational purposes of their choice.

Germantown Campus Scholar

Ms. Yanxin Christina Yang, a business (finance) major and member of Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma, is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. Born and raised in China, she immigrated to the United States, enrolling at the Germantown Campus in 2020. As a Macklin Business Institute scholar, she was co-president of the Enactus team. The team earned fourth place in the national Enactus competition. She was a co-leader in Raptor Tank, a student-run business pitch competition. She also served as a volunteer member of the Freeman Foundation’s Freeman Assists Communities with Extra Support advisory board and Meals on Wheels. She received MC’s Excellence in Business Award, Excellence in Business Student Leadership Award, MBI Scholar Award, and Honors Scholar Award. Outside school, she is a manager at a bubble tea shop. She wants to pursue a bachelor’s degree in finance and open up a financial advisory firm.

Rockville Campus Scholar

Mr. Gerardo Paul Rendon, a hospitality management major and member of Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Beta Gamma, is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. A native of Georgia, he moved to Maryland in 2019. During college, he worked full time at luxury hotels in the District of Columbia. He earned the Excellence in Hospitality Management Award. He is a recipient of the Carin-Soros Hospitality Scholarship and the Marriott Center Scholarship. In his spare time, he volunteers for the Red Cross on the Disaster Action Team, providing 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disasters. After graduation, he intends to continue his education and pursue a bachelor’s degree in family science at the University of Maryland.

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Scholar

Ms. Kenisha Salvary, a general studies (integrated studies) major, is graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. She was born in Arlington, Virginia, and was raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She began her postsecondary education at Northern Virginia Community College and transferred to Montgomery College. She has completed 3,700 hours of community service with AmeriCorps. Through AmeriCorps, she has a proven success record in community organizing and outreach efforts to end poverty. At 21, she created the first Neighborhood and Youth Committee in Manassas, Virginia. As a second-year AmeriCorps member, she moved to Washington, D.C., and began working with the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC). She taught English, poetry, and soccer to middle school children. She often mentored young girls, offering inspiration through her own story of enduring hardship, overcoming homelessness, and discovering self-empowerment. She loves to play soccer, write short stories, and spend time with her son, Andre.