Alumni Happenings

February 2020
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Register Now for March 12 Free Course on Social Media Outreach

Do you need easy, inexpensive ways to promote your business, services, or community events? Then join us March 12 for a free, one-evening course on social media marketing.
As an Alumni Association member, you’re eligible to attend this free Continuing Education course, 6:30–8:30 pm Thursday, March 12, at the Rockville Campus.

Presented by the College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education division, this course is offered free — and exclusively — as a benefit to Association members. Parking is available on site. It’s a great way to learn how to leverage your existing social connections to serve your favorite cause.

To register, please click here to email your name and Alumni Association ID (M-number) to the Alumni Office. As part of our course planning, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a pre-course survey of social media practices.

Attendance is limited, as this will be a hands-on course in a computer lab. Register early to ensure your seat!

For information, email the Alumni Office, or phone 240-567-5378.
Save the date for Dogfishing 2020

Save the Date for #dogfishing4MC:

Tuesday, May 12

Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on Tuesday, May 12, at Gaithersburg’s Dogfish Head Alehouse to help the Alumni Association raise money for Montgomery College scholarships.

It's the easiest way to help some great MC students! A portion of ALL of the day's sales (drinks, food, gear, you name it) goes to our scholarship fund, to help deserving local students. No flyers or coupons needed — just show up and have a great time!

We'll also have a silent auction for some great gifts, and we're offering a 50/50 raffle for a little extra to help our students. If you’d like to buy your raffle tickets early, email

Follow the updates on our Facebook event page.

Carver Alumni Sought for Rception and Program April 30

The Alumni Association invites former students of Rockville’s George Washington Carver High School or Carver Junior College in the 1950s, to register for a spring event.

We invite Carver alumni to contact us with their current address, phone, and/or email—and others to point us toward any Carver alumni they know. Please email any available information to, with the subject line: Carver.

For more information, email the Alumni Office or phone 240-567-7951.

Materialist exhibit

“Materialist” on Exhibit Now at TP/SS

MC Arts Institute presents “Materialist,” now through March 6 in the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center’s King Street Gallery, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The exhibition features works from Leslie Holt, George Lorio, and Elzie Williams.
Artist talk and reception 6–8 pm Thursday, February 20. Admission free. For information, contact the Arts Department, 240-567-5821. 
Maryland Band Directors Band

Maryland Band Directors Band Appears March 5

Arts Department presents the Maryland Band Directors Band, directed by Dr. Vincent Patterson, 7:30 pm Thursday, March 5, in the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville. Admission free. For information, visit
Periphery exhibition

“Periphery” Exhibit Opens March 11 at TP/SS

MC's Arts Institute presents “Periphery,” an exhibit by Kirk Maynard, March 11 to April 24 in the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center’s King Street Gallery, Takoma Park/Silver Spring. Artist talk 12–1 pm Thursday, April 2, and reception 6–8 pm Admission free.
The exhibit will be further exploring this year’s theme of “Self.”
For information, contact the Arts Department, 240-567-5821.
Trio Sefardi

Arts Department Hosts a Commemoration of the Holocaust, March 25

MC's Arts Department hosts a Holocaust commemoration, 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 25, in the Theater Arts Arena, Rockville. Admission free.
The commemoration will include a Sephardic music performance as part of the World Arts Festival. For information, contact the Arts Department, 240-567-5209.
Lifelong Learning Institute

Registration Is Ongoing for LLI Non-Credit Courses

Lifelong Learning Institute offers flexibility through daytime, evening, and weekend courses at multiple Montgomery County locations. Individuals ages 60 and over pay fees only; tuition is waived. Courses are offered in brain fitness, art, art history, archaeology, world cultures, history, politics, literature, music, personal finance, career development, photography, and wellness. Classes fill quickly; register early for any courses of interest.

For the spring semester schedule, including full descriptions, visit

For questions, phone Lynda Schrack or Tracy Ritenour, 240-567-1851. For registration information, click here
Maryland Cyber Challenege

Annual Giving Office Supports First Collegewide Crowdfunding Appeal

Montgomery College annually hosts a cyber competition for Montgomery County public high school students and another for Maryland community colleges.  This year, the Annual Giving office is taking a cyber approach to help offset program costs.

The High School Forensic Challenge brings area high school students to the Germantown Campus for a full-day cyber challenge. The Community College event brings students from community colleges across the state for a capture-the-flag style cyber challenge.

The College is using a crowdfunding event to offset the cost of refreshments and prizes.  Funds raised will be used for meals, refreshments, and handouts to participants, and prizes for the top finishers.

To participate in the online crowdfunding, visit Donations are tax-deductible and made to the Montgomery College Foundation. Supporters wishing to view the event in person may email the Cybersecurity Program Manager, or phone 240-567-2144.   
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