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MC LEEDs by Example In Going Green
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized the new science building on the Rockville Campus as one of the most significant Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified projects of the year. The USGBC released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012, highlighting those regions that are transforming buildings and communities across the country. Maryland was rated sixth on the list.
The new science building on the Rockville Campus.

2013 State of the College
Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard delivered her second annual State of the College address to faculty, staff, and students in April. With a focus on embracing urgency, the address looked at current and future goals. to watch the second annual State of the College.
2013 State of the College

MC Professor Earns National Honor
Professor Tammy Peery, Germantown English Department chair and collegewide Faculty Council chair, recently won the Chair Academy’s 2013 International Exemplary Leadership Award. Peery has taught at Montgomery College for 15 years.
Professor Tammy Peery

Pollard and Morella Honored
By Leadership Montgomery

Leadership Montgomery, a nonprofit community leadership organization founded by Esther Newman ’75, will honor Dr. DeRionne Pollard with its Outstanding Leader Award and Ambassador Connie Morella, Hon. ’08, with its Legacy Leadership Award at the Celebration of Leadership on June 20. Dr. Pollard and former Professor Morella join past  MC leaders and alumni who have been recognized by Leadership Montgomery—including Presidents Emeriti Hercules Pinkney and Charlene Nunley, Trustee Emeritus Gene Counihan, MC Foundation board member W. Gregory Wims ’70, and the Alumni Association’s late founder, Milton F. Clogg ’48.
Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard

Retired Professor Gives
$1 Million to College

Professor Emerita Catherine Scott retired in 1986 after nearly 30 years, but her commitment to students never waned. She established an endowed scholarship in her name, and her latest gift is $1 million to the Montgomery College Foundation. The Commons building at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus will be renamed in her honor on June 12.
     Scott became a faculty member in 1958, teaching secretarial studies, and she helped create important academic programs such as legal assistant/paralegal.
     The foundation has earmarked the funds for Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES), a partnership program between Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove; and for the Macklin Business Institute honors program.
Professor Emerita Catherine Scott

UMBC Partners with MC to Help STEM Transfer Students
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) received a $2.6 million, three-year grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build a national model for ensuring more transfer students earn degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math. Montgomery College, Anne Arundel Community College, the Community College of Baltimore County, and Howard Community College will work with UMBC on the STEM Transfer Student Success Initiative to benefit more than 1,500 students.
UMBC partners with MC to help STEM transfer students.

Germantown Fire Station Home to 9/11 Mural Painted by MC Professor
Professor Steve Prince has painted a stirring and evocative mural in Germantown’s District 34 fire station. His mural depicts the 9/11 tragedy and the firefighters who responded to help in New York and Washington, DC. The mural’s theme reflects that the station opened its doors on September 11, 2010. for a video about the story behind the mural.
Professor Steve Prince

Outstanding Students
Derek de la Cruz ’13, Jessica Ferraro ’12, Diana Lopez ’12, and Pauline Sipin ’12 placed third at the National Association of Home Builders Residential Construction Management Competition in the Two-Year College category. Students worked together to solve real-life construction management problems and present their solutions to industry judges.

Montgomery College placed third at the National Association of Home Builders Residential Construction Management Competition.
• The Cybersecurity Club’s digital forensics team, Aizaz Ahmad ’13 and Chris Williams, took first place in the 1st Annual Maryland Digital Forensics Investigation Challenge. During the competition, students participated in a live-action simulation of a criminal case.

• The Macklin Business Institute (MBI) team claimed a title in the 2013 Enactus (formerly Students in Free Enterprise) Regional Competition for the seventh consecutive year. The team was scheduled to compete in the nationals in May.

• The women’s basketball team finished fourth in the nation after qualifying for the NJCAA Division III National Tournament. The women ended their season with a 28–6 record. Porcha Davis ’13 scored her 1,000th point and made the All-Tournament team.

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