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Honors Program

Montgomery College is committed to providing high-ability, highly motivated students with stimulating and challenging opportunities both within and outside the classroom. 

Honors Program Mission

The Honors Program mission is to:

  • Attract and nurture outstanding students;
  • Provide an academic environment which fosters growth, critical thinking and multicultural perspectives; and
  • Encourage the development of community relationships and interpersonal skills.


The Honors Program at Montgomery College is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, a national organization of honors programs at two and four year colleges and universities, and the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council. Montgomery College is also a member of the Beacon Conference, a conference for student scholars at two-year colleges. 

The program was created for high-ability students seeking exciting and academically rewarding experiences.  It allows students to discover and develop their talents and interests through:

  • Honors courses
  • Seminars
  • Independent study opportunities
  • Internships
  • Service learning
  • Social and cultural activities

Students also benefit from enhanced opportunities to transfer to four-year colleges and universities with increased eligibility for merit-based scholarship aid. 

The collegewide Honors Program features three special programs: The Macklin Buiness Institute, Montgomery Scholars, and Renaissance Scholars.  See the Honors Program structure for more details.



Honors Program Contacts

Collegewide Honors Program Director
Dr. Lucy Laufe
Montgomery College Honors Program
51 Mannakee Street, MT/212C
Rockville, MD 20850
240-567-7453 or 240-567-7417

Germantown Coordinator
Dr. Christina Devlin
Montgomery College Honors Program
20200 Observation Drive, PK/139
Germantown, MD 20876

Rockville Coordinator
Professor Effie Siegel
Montgomery College Honors Program
51 Mannakee Street, MT 224
Rockville, MD 20850
240-567-7440 or 240-567-7417

Takoma Park/Silver Spring Coordinator
Dr. Carole Wolin
Montgomery College Honors Program
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Sr. Administrative Aide/Webmaster 
Ruthann Wilbraham
Montgomery College Honors Program
51 Mannakee Street, MT 212 G
Rockville, MD 20850

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