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Advancement and Community Engagement Achievements in FY'2012
Alumni, Philanthropy and the Montgomery College Foundation
- Exceeding Expectations: The Foundation exceeded its goal of $3 Million in cash and pledges by June 30, 2012.
- Funding Entrepreneurship: The Foundation secured a $600,000 gift to create The Hillman Entrepreneurs program, which will allow 30 students to study entrepreneurship and transfer to the University of Maryland with a partial scholarship.
- A Commitment to Diversity: The Foundation added four board members who better reflect the diversity of the county and provide expertise in areas of need such as real estate, finances, and development.
- Successful Alumni Fundraising Efforts: The Alumni office ran successful events such as Mobile Masterpieces, a fundraiser at Dogfish Head Alehouse, and participating in Commencement through frame and flower sales.
Corporate and Community Partnerships
Montgomery College Life Sciences Park Foundation
- With the assistance of Vice President/Provost Dr. Sanjay Rai, the Advancement office brought on eight new Montgomery College Life Sciences Park Foundation board members. This foundation, established in 2011, is an educational foundation that will manage the assets of the College's life sciences park and help foster academic partnerships with firms and individuals in the life sciences industry.
- Under the direction of Nancy Nuell, the grants office raised received over $8 Million in grant funding from federal and state grant sources. The overall success rate averages between 60 and 70%. The Grants Review Committee at Montgomery College contributes to their success by continuing to prioritize grants to the college's needs.
- $2.7 Million in Funding for STEM Careers from National Science Foundation: Awarded three grants totaling $2.7 million to strengthen the pipeline of students entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers and who look to the College as a stepping stone to their chosen fields. The National Science Foundation (NSF) grants include $1.8 million for the STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP), $600,000 for Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) Program and $300,000 under the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
- Building Global Partnerships with funding from National Endowment for the Humanities: Awarded the NEH Challenge Grant for $490,000 to establish a Global Humanities Institute, with particular emphasis on Bridging Cultures in partnership with China, India and El Salvador.
- Two Active Trio Programs with funding from Department of Education: TRIO grant programs - Student Support Services and Educational Opportunities Center, which undergird a broad array of supportive services for first generation and traditionally underserved students.
- Building Internal Capacity/Post-Award Services:The MC Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs has recently hired a Grants Compliance Specialist as a part of an institutional focus on creating more robust post-award services to undergird our very successful pre-award grant development efforts.
Communications and Marketing
- By the Numbers: The Creative Services unit created more than 750 publications and printed materials to support students, faculty and staff and the programs they run or participate in. With more than 7,000 friends on Facebook, the marketing office dramatically increased visibility on social media this year.
- New Advertising Partnerships: The Marketing office developed movie theater advertisements in English and Spanish that play in five of the largest cinemas in the county.
- Unified Branding: The communications office led the transition to one mascot for all campuses (The Raptors) and one color scheme for the college (purple, white, black and silver).
- Integrated Planning: The communications office helped to craft the College's Strategic Plan from 2013-2020.
- From the CEO: The president's communications were enhanced through weekly communications to key stakeholders, a video blog, a twitter account for the president and greater exposure at local and regional events.
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2011 Foundation Accomplishments
Did you know...?
- Of the Montgomery County Public School graduates who stay in Maryland for college, 60% attend Montgomery College within the following academic year.
- 170 different countries are represented in the Montgomery College student body.
- Montgomery College is the only community college in the nation that has forged internship partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- Students in several MC honors programs have the opportunity to study abroad, during the summer, at the University Of Cambridge in England.
- More than 95% of Montgomery College's full-time faculty members have master's degrees or higher and 32% of the faculty hold doctorate degrees.
- Montgomery College provides customized business training for nearly 9,500 employees of local businesses, community organizations, and government agencies annually.