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Faculty and Staff Corner Hamman, John

Professor John Hamman, who will serve as the College’s first collegewide dean of mathematics (interim) beginning in July, has been chosen as the chair-elect for the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Adele Brown, an adjunct professor on the Germantown Campus, conducted two training classes for the Center for Teaching and Learning called "Put Some Art in Your Composition." Brown will continue teaching the class on other campuses throughout April. 

Ja'Bette on Hispanic AGENDA 4_27_14Ja’Bette Luisa Lozupone, aide to the vice president and provost at Germantown Campus, appeared on WJLA’s Hispanic AGENDA alongside Vicky Parcan, principal of Neelsville Middle School, to tackle persistent education challenges facing Latino families and how parents can overcome barriers at home. Hispanic AGENDA, Washington, D.C. metropolitan area’s only bilingual news program, airs in English Saturday nights at 6 p.m. on NewsChannel 8, and in Spanish, Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. on Telemundo Washington. You can watch the interview in English on WJLA here, and the interview in Spanish on Telemundo here.

On May 1, Montgomery College Associate Professor Bruce Madariaga accompanied honors students Robert Pittenridge and Paulette Wanko to a personal meeting with Congressman Chris Van Hollen, where the students advocated for various policies to reduce economic inequality. Robert discussed the need to eliminate the pay gap between men and women. Paulette discussed the need to strengthen programs that help low-income workers including the "Earned Income Tax Credit" which she argued should be expanded to childless and young workers. Both students submitted letters to the congressman about their chosen topics. The students requested the meeting as part of their honors 'module' in Professor Madariaga's economics class.

Congratualtions to Germantown's LDI Graduates!
Shakenna Adams, LaQuise (Kea) Brown, LaShaun Harris, and Allison Hutchison graduated from the Leadership Development Institute (LDI) in April. Dr. Pollard remarked, the class was now legal since they mark the 21st class of the Center for Professional & Organizational Development’s (CPOD) leadership program. LDI provides current participants and program alumni with opportunities to deepen their individual understanding and practice of leadership. The program culminates with individual and group projects that are presented during the graduation celebration.  

Hutchison, instructional associate in the Germantown Writing Center, was selected as the 21st LDI class speaker and is the recipient of the 2013 Joyce Gray Memorial Award. She had this to say of her experience, “It was amazing. I expected to get quite a bit out of LDI, but I got more than I expected. I applied to LDI because I don’t have much leadership/managerial experience, and I figured applying could help me professionally down the road at MC. I chose my project because I found that the students who attended workshops really enjoyed them, but we weren’t getting high attendance numbers. In addition, many professors were expressing to me the need for their students to attend workshops. The next logical step seemed to be tackling this problem via my LDI project.”

Brown, building service worker, shared a similar sentiment, “I applied to LDI to learn how to become an effective leader. For my project, I chose to develop a Montgomery College Building Service Training Program because I believe that a training program will enhance the work being performed by the college’s building service workers. We help lay the foundation of this organization, impacting students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. A building service training program fits seamlessly into the one college vision. After sharing my ideas and project with my manager and several folks, it was decided to implement a building service training program in July 2014.”

Adams, financial aid specialist, was nominated for the Joyce Gray Memorial Award. She agrees with her colleagues about the value of LDI. “For those of us that are not outspoken, we learned how to make our voice heard. I applied to LDI because I felt it would be a great learning experience for me, and a great way to meet new people and network within the college. I also wanted to learn how I could make a difference within the college and learn leadership skills.  LaShaun Harris and I chose our project because we wanted to help our student workers become successful in their job positions here at MC.  Customer service plays a very important role in the work we do on a daily basis.  Sometimes our students are the first point of contact for new and potential students. Our student workers should be prepared to assist these students in a professional manner.”


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