I am done with all my finals, and I am eagerly waiting for
my grades. Everything went well this semester. I have totally enjoyed blogging, and I hope you guys have enjoyed
reading my blogs too. We are nearing the end of 2011. A lot of things have
happened this year at Montgomery College. Today, I want to share some of the significant
dates to be aware of, in the year 2011.
January 5, 2011 – Our College visited the NASDAQ Market Site
in New York City’s Times Square to ring the NASDAQ Stock market closing bell. The
NASDAQ OMX Educational Foundation started an endowed scholarship fund with the
Montgomery College Foundation in 2008.
February 3, 2011 - Montgomery College received a $200,000
grant from Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States to provide scholarships
to health science students. Our college also secured another $10,000 gift from
the Reznick Group to create a new online course, Introduction to Environmental
and Social Sustainability.
February 23, 2011 – On this day, our College’s youtube
channel posted this hilarious video. This video makes me feel proud to be a MC student:
July 13, 2011 - Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) decided
to raise $25,000 in scholarships for MC. I was one of the recipients of the
August 2, 2011 – Our College partnered with WEPA to start implementing
pay-for-print in libraries, labs and learning centers.
September 4, 2011 – President Dr. Pollard expressed her
support to Maryland Dream Act, which would grant in-state tuition to
undocumented Maryland students, after a complex verification process. Even
though I am a legal resident, I totally support our college's stand on allowing
illegal immigrants to enroll at the in-county rate. We are humans. Let's not fall
prey to inhumane mentality of over emphasizing man-made boundaries around the
September 16, 2011 – Happy 65th Birthday to MC!
September 23, 2011 – The new $74-million science center officially
opened for classes. To know more about this, please click here.
October 14, 2011 – Our College celebrated the Multi-Ethnic
Student Academic Excellence Awards. The award honored more than 800 Asian,
Hispanic, Black/African American students who achieved 3.5 GPAs and higher. I
was also one of the recipients of the award.
November 6, 2011 - The Rockville Women’s Soccer team won the
NJCAA Division III National Championship.
November 14, 2011 - Montgomery College Foundation secured $50,000
gift from the David Bruce Smith Family Foundation.
November 18, 2011 - The Carnegie Foundation for the
Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of
Education (CASE) named Music Prof. Dawn Avery as the 2011 Maryland Professor of
These were few important dates I could gather from
Montgomery College’s Facebook page. There might be many other important dates and events I missed. However, please consider this as my personal priority list. Let me know what you
think about it. My winter break begins tomorrow, and I think I will not be
blogging during this break. I hope you all will have a great winter break. We
will meet again next semester. Until then, have a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year !