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GT Students Making Waves 


Beginning April 16, the Germantown Campus will host an exhibition of student artwork in the HT Atrium. The exhibition will feature drawings, color, design, digital art, and photography.

Montgomery College Renaissance Scholars attended the Nelson Mandela Exhibit at Howard University on April 12. The group focused on Mandela’s statement: “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal, which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program was one of just seven programs chosen to present a poster session at the 94th AACC Annual Convention in Washington, DC this April.  Entitled “Closing the Gap with the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program,” the poster session showcased the ways in which this program has been key in closing the gap in academic and entrepreneurial achievement by low-income and minority students.


The Gaithersburg Chapter of the American Association of University Women has awarded full scholarships to three Montgomery College students—two of them from the Germantown Campus—to attend the 2014 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland. Awardees include Germantown’s Debora Ruano Fletcher, general studies major and Renaissance Scholar; and Maryam Mwinyi, cybersecurity major, president of the International Club, and treasurer of the Student Senate. The association's website describes the conference as providing a transformative experience for college women that prepares them to be the next generation of leaders. The students were selected to receive these scholarships because of their leadership and service to the community, as well as their academic abilities.

Erica Watts
Erica Watts, as part of her Library of Congress (LOC) internship, was asked to take notes at the Scholars Council event, where they discussed President Cardoso, who was awarded the 2012 LOC  Kluge Prize. Since she had just read The Accidental President: Memoirs of Cardoso for a Renaissance Scholars dyad, she was able to participate in the conversation—clearly an empowering moment for Erica. On Monday, May 19, 2014, Erica presented her research at the Library of Congress along with three other Renaissance Scholars: Chris Williams, Heeba Malik, and Parisa Hadavi. The students’ presentations were so superb that the directors of the Library of Congress asked how they could have more Montgomery College interns for the Library of Congress. These students have also been recognized by their transfer institutions. Erica Watts has been awarded the Frances Perkins scholarship at Mount Holyoke College; Heeba Malik has been offered a scholarship at Drexel and has been selected as the Montgomery College candidate for the Kelly Regents Scholarship; Parisa has been awarded a scholarship at the University of North Carolina, and Chris Williams has been requested to participate in a selective and competitive summer internship at Homeland Security and has received a scholarship to UMBC in the cyber security honors program.

To hear more from our students, visit The Globe, the Montgomery College Germantown student newspaper.





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