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Memorable Moments at MC

(Antoine Battle) Permanent link

The time I have  spent at Montgomery College has been an unforgettable experience.  The following are some memorable moments:

1. The MC Student Blogger Interview:  In the middle of the my interview to become a MC Student Blogger, at the Montgomery College Office of Communication, the fire alarm went off. Therefore, the interviewer and I had to evacuate the building. Fortunately, we were able to finish the interview--15 minutes later.

2. HS202 Radical Sixties Presentation:  My classmates and I wanted to go above and beyond for our history presentation, "Radical Sixties"; so, we dressed up as JFK, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), a Native American chief, a Black Panther, and a Woman's Suffrage leader.  In addition, we had accompanying background music that reflected the sixities, such as Edwin Starr's "War."

3. New Student Orientation (NSO): In August of 2011, I volunteered at every NSO on the TP/SS campus, and I had an excellent time.  At the beginning of each NSO, I passed out everything from  MC catalogs and Student Insider's Guide and Planners to First-Year Experience (FYE) refrigerator magnets and water bottles.  In addition, at the end of each NSO, I led a campus tour, showing important places and introducing them to professors and other faculty members.

4. MC Student Leadership Summit:  This event brought together students from the Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses to attend leadership workshops. 

Today, I will have another memorable moment because I am presenting at a Renaissance Scholars Honors Colloquium. I will be presenting for ten minutes about plate tectionics.

Thank you reading my blog entry. 

Peace and blessings,



Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony

(Antoine Battle) Permanent link

Tommorow night, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM, I will be volunteering for the Phi Theta Honors Society Induction Ceremony, which will be held at the TP/SS campus' Cultural Arts Center. I am excited to be volunteering for this event because I am a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and I would like to like to support other members. 

Congratulations to the MC students who will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an organization that seeks to "recognize and reward scholarship among two-year college students," according to PTK's website.  Nathalie, my fellow MC  student blogger will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa tommorow.  Also, Shas, another MC student blogger is Phi Theta Kappa member.

I look foward to attending the ceremony and congratulating MC students on their academic accomplishments.  Please click on the PTK link for more informatiion.

Thank you for reading my blog entry. 

Peace and blessings,





Archaeology Site: Falling Green Farm

(Antoine Battle) Permanent link

On Saturday, November 6, 2011, I had the opportunity to excavate artifacts at a archaeology site, Falling Green Farm (Olney, Maryland).  The excavation was for my class, AN105HM

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I had an excellent time, however, participating in the excavation and documentation.  My group members and I, had to classify the color of the soil based on the Munsell Soil Color Chart. In addition, we examined our artifacts (coal, brick, glass, and pottery) closely, and then we put them in a brown bag that we labeled with the site number, our names, and other important information.

The best part about the archaeological experience, I would have to say, was interacting with my group members.  My group members were diligent, cooperative, energetic, and comical. 

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, I have to turn in an archaelogy site report.  The report will include site information, methods and techniques, interpretations, and a one-page paper relating provided census data to the artifacts discovered.

Thank you for reading my latest blog entry.  I hope that you an excellent week. 

Peace and blessings,

Antoine Battle

Speaking Engagement: First-Year Experience (FYE) Program

(Antoine Battle) Permanent link
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As an FYE Student Ambassador, one of my responsibilities, in addition to participating in New Student Orientation, promoting campus activities/events, and serving as an overall leader and positive role model for new student students,  is assisting with FYE classes.  Yesterday, I was given the opportunity to speak to two DS107 (student development) classes (which were held in one classroom) , sharing my experiences and lessons I have learned while attending MC.

My former professor, Dr. Chambers, and FYE coordinator, Dr. Marciano, whom both teach DS107, gave me a warm introduction.  Dr. Chambers, thinking about when I was in her class, told the students how focused and involved I have been on campus, telling the students that I took advantage of the academic and extracurricular opportunities that Montgomery College has to offer.  Dr. Marciano,  knowing the responsibilities that I have to juggle, spoke to the students about my about my work ethic and drive. 

After being introduced, I began discussing how I have been molded through my experiences and answering questions about academics at MC.  One aspect of  my classroom visit that I think connected with the students the most is the when I told them how much I study (and how many courses I am taking (six courses, three of which are honors angry).  I felt like the students got inspired by knowing that I was in DS107 before and seeing how far I have come.  In addition, I encouraged the students to take challenging courses, visit tutoring centers, and seek out help from Student Employment Services. 

I had an excellent time speaking to the DS107 classes, and I wish the best for all MC students (first-year and beyond).  happy

Peace and blessings,




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