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Spotlight on... Nghi Nguyen, Web Specialist, Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies

Nghi Nguyen pictured with The Raptor.

What do you love about your job?

I’ve worked for the Distance Education and Learning Technologies department as a Web/Multimedia Specialist for over six years, and in this period of time I’ve met so many wonderful people at the College. I consider this to be one of the best parts of working at Montgomery College. I helped develop the Hillman Entrepreneur Program’s website, and in the process I got a chance to meet some wonderfully talented and super smart students who represent our College, and they all have great technological ideas for the future. Outside of meeting new colleagues and students, another part of my job that I love is working with various multimedia. I love photography and video editing, and I spend a lot of time now doing Video Captioning. Another fun part of my job is giving workshops and doing one-on-one walk-throughs with faculty and staff to help them with stuff like web design and creating video captions. Developing websites is my life and I always try to create the best looking website, especially for students because they depend so much on this information to succeed at the College.


What do you do in your free time?

In my free time, I play a lot of tennis; and I tell everyone I know that I consider myself a tennis addict. Also, I walk my dog, Nemo, around the neighborhood every evening when it’s not raining. I don’t want Nemo to get wet like a fish! Outside of tennis and walking, I do a lot of writing. I write almost everything that comes to mind, and last year, I put together and self-published a poetry book, which is on display in the Germantown Campus Library!


What are you excited about in your life right now?

The most exciting thing about my life right now is I have one more course to go before I get my master's degree at UMUC. I’m really excited because I’ve worked so hard, and written so many research papers that I’ve actually completely memorized all the APA reference citations! I've also recently finished my first novel last December and I’m currently in the process of editing it before I print it out for some friends to read.


Favorite hang-out?

Besides spending most of my time on the tennis courts during the weekend, one of my favorite hang-out places has to be the movie theater! While I love watching movies on the IMAX screen, I can’t stand watching 3D movies. I find it doesn't add to the movie experience. If you haven’t been to Majestics 20 in Downtown Silver Spring for the IMAX screen, then you should definitely check it out. It’s the best way to watch a movie on the big screen. Just don’t watch IMAX 3D because you’ll be paying like $500 for a movie ticket. :-D.



The Spotlight series features a Germantown campus community member each month in a candid and casual Q&A that is designed to help colleagues and friends learn something new about each other. To nominate yourself or a fellow community member for the series, email us at Thank you.


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