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April 2, 2009

Date: April 2, 2009
Media Contacts: Marcus Rosano, 240-567-4022; Elizabeth Homan 240-567-7970

Dr. Harry Harden, Jr., Black and African American Student Academic Awards, Friday, April 3

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009, 2 P.M.

On Friday, April 3, Montgomery College will honor 374 Black and African American students. The 20th annual Dr. Harry Hardin, Jr., Black and African American Student Academic Awards program will be held at the Germantown Campus in Globe Hall at 2 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Willie Jolley, one of America's premier celebrity speakers, singers, authors and a former counselor at Montgomery College-Rockville. The award-winning students have earned at least 24 credits with a minimum 3.5 GPA at the College.

This year, 21 additional students who have been identified as "most improved" academically will be honored as part of the 20th anniversary celebration. Mr. Jolley will be doing a book-signing during the reception.

For more information, please contact Yvonne Stephens at 240-567-4203, or Office of Special Events at 240-567-4006.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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