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October 28, 2010 - Video Blog

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From the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus
Highlights: 
  • Completion of faculty and staff forums at all three campuses and WDCE
  • Leading MC on its mission to becoming the most relevant community college in the nation.
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce board meeting,
  • Saturday's scholarship conference at USG
  • Inauguration festivities held Friday in the Rockville PE Center
  • Apprehension of the suspect accused of committing a sexual assault at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

October 22, 2010 - Special Appearance

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Special Appearance!
In the latest episode of "Campus Conversations," hosts Marcus Rosano and Elizabeth Homan visit with Dr. DeRionne Pollard to discuss what the future holds for the College and her journey from Iowa State college student to English professor to MC president.
"Campus Conversations" airs on Montgomery College Television - Channel 10 on cable systems in Montgomery County.

October 20, 2010 - Video Blog

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Dr. Pollard delivers her message as Brenda Salas, of the MC Wellness Program, holds a stretch class at the Mannakee Building.
Highlights: 
  • MC women's volleyball team's breast cancer awareness match
  • National Day on Writing Celebration
  • Meeting with the WDCE faculty and staff

October 14, 2010 - Video Blog

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This "blog" is interactive and hands-on, so check it out!
Highlights: 
  • Discussion of the College's involvement with the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall, October 23-24
  • Discussion of meeting with the Staff Senate, the president of Howard University and Delegate Hank Heller

October 7, 2010 - Video Blog

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Highlights: 
  • Meeting with local leaders and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley

October 1, 2010 - Video Blog

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Highlights: 
  • The top-ranked MC women's soccer team
  • Meeting with the Board of Trustees
  • Preparing for the October 29 inauguration

September 23, 2010 - Video Blog

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From the Center for Professional and Organizational Development - CPOD - classrooms at 40 West Gude to enjoy "Just Desserts" with the administrative support staff. And yes, they DO serve tasty goodies at the "Just Desserts" sessions!

Highlights: 
  • Her appearance on NBC4's Viewpoint
  • The Gazette's "My Favorite Teacher Project"
  • Her participation in a roundtable discussion on the importance of adult higher education

September 17, 2010 - Video Blog

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Speaking from Montgomery College-Germantown, under a bright sun and surrounded by a student body enjoying the Welcome Week activities, Dr. Pollard made her weekly video address.

Highlights: 
  • Her first cabinet meeting,
  • Last weekend's "Community Shred-it" event, and
  • The Montgomery College Foundation golf outing.

September 10, 2010 - Video Blog

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Highlights: 
  • Presidential transition committee
  • "Community Shred-it" event
  • 9-11 commemoration events at MC

September 3, 2010 - Video Blog

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Highlights: 
  • Opening of the fall 2010 semester
  • Refugee Training Center
  • Visit to D.C. and the announcement of the government's Early Retiree Insurance Program

August 27, 2010 - Video Blog

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Highlights: 
  • Meeting new faculty
  • Speaking at the Collegewide Opening meeting on location from the automotive bay at the Gudelsky Building

August 20, 2010 - Video Blog

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Highlights: 
  • Washington Post article featuring two MC students
  • Meeting with the Post writer
  • Visit with student reporter from the Montgomery Advocate
  • All administrator meeting at Takoma Park/Silver Spring and
  • Meetings with the area's governance leaders

My First Video Blog

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Highlights: 

  • Heartfelt thanks to colleagues
  • Meetings and campus visits
  • Weather-related closings and delays

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