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Indian Delegation Visits MC

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This morning, a team of nine faculty members from three Indian higher education institutions--Guru Gobind Singh Government Polytechnic, O.P. Jindal Community College, and and the ITI Umri Road Kurukshetra--set foot on Montgomery College's Germantown Campus. Their visit is a continuation of the grant from the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

The faculty members started the morning with welcoming remarks from Dr. DeRionne Pollard, president; Dr. Sanjay Rai, vice president and provost of the Germantown Campus; Dr. Molly Teas, senior adviser for education at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; and Steve Kaufman, chair of the College Board of Trustees. 

Board of Trustees Chair Steve Kaufman

After welcoming remarks, the faculty embraced the opportunity to ask questions and to speak with Montgomery College faculty and staff in small groups. Another favorite moment for everyone was taking photos to remember the experience. 

Indian Faculty Talk with MC Deans


The afternoon featured a tour of a developmental math lab, led by Professor John Hamman, chair of the Mathematics Department of the Germantown Campus. Faculty from India were finally able to see what they had heard about during discussions, plus meet and talk with students.

Faculty from India Visit MC

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