The Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State awarded Montgomery College a $195,000 grant to coordinate a national community college symposium in Delhi, develop a student and faculty exchange program, and create a program to promote faculty development. The U.S. India Educational Foundation (USIEF) Fulbright Commission will help with the grant implementation.
Dr. Sanjay Rai, Honorable Naveen Jindal, and Dr. DeRionne Pollard
“Montgomery College’s mission of changing lives and enriching our community does not stop at the borders of our campuses, the county line, or our own country.” - Dr. DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College
Opening messages contributed to the National Symposium on 21st Century Community Colleges in New Delhi, India
|Secretary Clinton and Secretary Duncan emphasize the importance of collaboration between the United States and India to develop an educated workforce with marketable skills. These two democracies will continue to thrive when education, government, industry, and nonprofit leaders join together to dialogue about today's global economy. |
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton—
"In the U.S. and now in India, leading community colleges have been effective in reaching out to lower income students, putting them at the cutting edge of technological change and giving them the skills not only to land jobs but to launch successful careers."
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan—
"Community colleges like Montgomery College are providing pathways of opportunity for literally millions of America's students all across the United States."
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