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Special Events

What We Do

The Office of Special Events manages and produces Montgomery College's ceremonial, social, and milestone events, while maintaining MC's traditions and protocol. The Office of Special Events is charged with portraying the best possible image Commencementof the College to the external community through programming and event design. The Office of Special Events will research, design, plan, coordinate, and evaluate milestone events of celebration, recognition, and appreciation to support and enhance our institutional mission and goals, contributing to the accomplishment of objectives in academic, alumni relations, fund raising, and image building. This mission is accomplished through thoughtful planning and execution—and providing exceptional customer service.

Collegewide events include: commencement, president's special events, fall/spring/closing meetings, and when appropriate, anniversary celebrations, ground breakings, building openings, and retirement and welcoming events. The Special Events Office also provides leadership and significant staff resources to critical events including the Montgomery College Foundation Scholarship Luncheon, Montgomery College Holiday Celebration, and Montgomery College Office of Alumni, Dr. Harry Harden Jr. Student Academic Excellence Awards, as well as various development and foundation events. Finally, offering advice and resources to other College departments and programs for their campus based events.

Special Events also provides students, faculty, staff, and alumni with discount ticket opportunities to amusement parks and ski resorts.

Program Planners Guide & Special Events Request Form                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Successful programs are the result of thoughtful planning and execution. Such programs do not rely on chance or happenstance. More often than not, successful programs involve a group of people working effectively together to execute a carefully organized plan. The following Program Planner’s Guide outlines the steps you need to take to begin the process, plan the program, and successfully conclude it. The principal steps are contained in this guide. For further information or assistance, contact the Montgomery College Office of Special Events by completing the Special Events Request Form.

Contact Information

Susan Sullivan 

Denise Matheny 
Sr. Associate Director

Stacey D. Miller 
Associate Director

Kima Earl 
Assistant Director

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


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