Montgomery College wants to know what students need. Even if you’re graduating, participate because a need for you may be a need of someone else.
You may be asking yourself how you may get involved. Great question! What MC is looking for is a picture of yourself holding up a sign with your need or type your need and hashtag it
#whatMCStudentsneed to Montgomery College President at @DrPollard_MC. A great example.
We have all seen the construction going on for the new Biosciences Education Center. Construction is paid for but there is less funding for hires. Our fiscal year ends in June and our new fiscal year starts in July. To pay new employees, the Germantown Campus will need an increase in founding from the County Council. A proposal was submitted for the increase but it came back with less of an increase.
You may ask how not getting the correct funding affects you. Great question! Well if MC does get the increase, tuition will still increase by $3 per credit because the amount of funding does not cover it all. If the Germantown Campus doesn’t get the increase, everyone’s tuition will increase.
You may help by attending & speaking at the County Council budget hearings as a student or alumni on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 7 PM. The address of the County Council is 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850. Encourage students to attend!
Everyone is invited to the State of the College address on Wednesday, April 9, at noon. Entitled “What MC Students Need,” DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College’s President, will give a speech about new initiatives designed to support students, as well as what must be done to help students succeed.
The State of the College is a virtual and interactive event.
– Watch on your laptop or on your phone by visiting www.montgomerycollege.edu/stateofthecollege.
– Ask questions. There will be time for questions after the speech. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Tweet and share your thoughts. #whatMCstudentsneed.
Seats are available on the Rockville Campus. RSVP.
The State of our College is strong, Pollard said. Pollard is looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, she said.