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The College celebrates Arab American Heritage Month with a dynamic calendar of events throughout the month of April every year.  We welcome this opportunity to honor the Arab Americans; students, staff, and faculty, and their contributions to our community.


AAHM 2015 Theme: Moving Forward Through Knowledge: Embracing Our Ethical Principals

Montgomery College marks the eleventh year anniversary of our College’s outstanding month-long Arab American Heritage Month program of events which have served to provide our students, faculty and staff and community members with dynamic opportunities to learn about Arab-American and Arab focused topics. The events meet the Multicultural/Diversity Training requirements for MC Employees. All the All events are free and the majority is open to the public.

2015 Program Calendar flier
   2015 Program Calendar flier


Enas ElhanafiEnas Elhanafi is an active member of the community, with a strong personal commitment to education, to bridging cultures and building understanding. Her professional experience spans enrollment management, journalism, teaching, training, community outreach, educational and cultural affairs and curriculum development.She works diligently to communicate the positive aspects of Arab and Middle Eastern cultures in the United States, including teaching both youth and adults as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College. Her classes and programs have been recognized at the state, national and international level as positive cultural exchange.

Enas coordinates also multicultural outreach activities; expanding community dialogues and partnerships that promoting interaction and interchange among the diverse groups within the region, all of which support student learning, retention and achievement. She advises on international and multicultural issues and concerns and serves as a mentor for cultural, academic and leadership programs and activities. She has served on College committees such as “The Access to Higher Education At-Risk”, “Brown vs. Board of Education” Planning Committee, “Social Responsibility and Public Policy“ and “Closing the Achievement Gap“ Taskforce. She is the former chair of Montgomery County’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs, which is advisory to the Montgomery County Executive and County Council. She was recently appointed by Governor O’Malley, to serve on Maryland Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs.

Enas completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Cairo in mass communication and journalism. She also holds a master’s degree in education from Capella University.

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