As Maryland community colleges recover from a decline in enrollment over the past decade, reaching a low in 2022, the future of community college enrollment in a post-pandemic era is unclear, with community colleges seeking to take steps to expand enrollment and buck these negative trends.
The Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program is a collaborative effort to provide a structured pathway to a bachelor’s degree.
Maryland has approved the creation of three tax-incentive zones around universities in the state. The Maryland Department of Commerce authorized three Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zones, also known as RISE Zones, around Morgan State University in Baltimore, Salisbury University, and Montgomery College’s Germantown campus. These designations allow targeted businesses that expand[...]
A Maryland college issued an active shooter alert by mistake.
A life sciences incubator formerly run by Montgomery County is now being managed by a public-private partnership that focuses on helping central Maryland scientists and bio-health startups bring their ideas to market. Rockville-based BioHealth Innovation Inc. at the start of October began managing the Germantown Innovation Center, which is part of the Pinkey Innovation Complex for Science and[...]
Maryland officials now have another reason to declare the state the nation’s cybersecurity capital.
HYATTSVILLE — Gay and lesbian advocates teamed up with Maryland’s largest Latino and immigrant rights group on Tuesday, hoping to build support for November ballot questions to allow same-sex marriage and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants who have attended a Maryland high school and whose parents have paid taxes. Equality Maryland, the state’s gay and […]
GERMANTOWN — Montgomery County officials have unanimously approved plans to build a new hospital in Germantown. The county’s planning board greenlighted Holy Cross Hospital’s plans to build a six-story, 93-bed hospital on the campus of Montgomery College on Thursday. Hospital officials say they will move ahead to obtain permits to begin construction on the hospital […]
ROCKVILLE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a conservative foundation against Montgomery College in Maryland over a school policy it said illegally offered reduced tuition to illegal immigrants. A Montgomery County judge ruled Thursday that the plaintiff did not have a right to bring the lawsuit. Washington-based Judicial Watch sued the school […]
Victoria K. Fretwell has been elected chair of the Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees, effective July 1. Jerome W. Klasmeier was elected vice chair, and Cynthia Robichaud was appointed student representative. Fretwell is director of external affairs for Priority Partners/Johns Hopkins HealthCare, handling communications and marketing for the Medicaid Managed Care Organization. Klasme[...]
COLLEGE PARK — Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Monday he is expecting a tough battle this year on legislation to allow illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition to public colleges and universities under specific circumstances in Maryland. Miller, D-Calvert, cited a recent lawsuit filed against Montgomery College for its long-standing policy of providing […]
Doug Wrenn, a principal with Rodgers Consulting, of Germantown, was installed last month as chairman of the board of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. Chris Zindash, of Crowne Plaza Rockville, is chairman elect. Sam McNamee, of Signs of Progress, is treasurer. Vice chairs are Ron Dimaranan, of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union; David Edgerley, of HarVest […]