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Montgomery College Enactus Team Earns Highest Two-Year College Ranking

President's Corner

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State of the College Video: Campus Consistency

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FY14 Fixed Asset Inventory & Perkins Grant Asset Inventory

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Clark School of Engineering Dean Will Visit MC to Speak with Students April 22

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MC Students Eligible for UB's New Transfer Access Program at Universities at Shady Grove

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Freshman JerBria Smith Named to the NJCAA Women's Basketball All-American Third Team

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Wellness Fair, April 16 in the Rockville Main Gym

Wellness News

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Rockville Wellness Fair - April 16

MC Events

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Pete Seeger Tribute Concert - April 15 in Theatre Arts

Arts at MC

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Colin Blunstone and His All-Star Band with Edward Rogers

MC Foundation

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Montgomery College Foundation Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Grant for ACES Program

It's Academic

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Teacher Recertification Online!

Library News

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MC Student Meliha Nesru, Aspiring Astronomer, Reflects on GRAD-MAP Experience

Professional Development

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MC Hosts Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professional Development Workshop - Friday in the Science Center

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National Equal Pay Day

MC Books & More

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Let Students Know: Grad Finale is April 15, 16 and 17

Life Events

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It's Post Time... Kathy Williams' Retirement Reception

April is Arab American Heritage Month

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Published: Apr 14 2014 12:00AM

April is recognized as Arab American Heritage Month. Celebratory events highlight the richness of the history and contributions of Arabs and Arab American communities.

Many Arab Americans are second, third, and fourth generation immigrants. Some are decedents of the first immigrants who arrived in the New York and New Jersey areas in the second half of the nineteenth century. Arab Americans can trace their ancestry to the countries from which they or their ancestors migrated to the United States. These countries include Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Dijbouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The largest group comprising nearly one- third of the Arab American population are Lebanese Americans.

The Census Bureau reported in 2010 that there were 1.8 million Arab Americans in the United States, with the largest percentage residing in Dearborn, Michigan. There are over 10,000 Arab Americans living in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County declared April to be observed as Arab American Heritage Month. This celebration recognizes and honors the contributions that Arab Americans make to the County and the nation. Montgomery College acknowledges and celebrates the heritage and contributions of our Arab American community. Employees and students are encouraged to participate in events and activities at the College and within the surrounding communities to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month.

To access a list of events/activities at Montgomery College that celebrate Arab American Heritage Month, please go to http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/aahm.

To read more about the history, culture and contributions of Arab Americans, please visit http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/Arab+American+Culture.id.168.htm or http://www.everyculture.com/multi/A-Br/Arab-Americans.html

To read more about Montgomery County Population and Races, please go to the link, http://www.usa.com/montgomery-county-md-population-and-races.htm

To read other related topics, please go to the Office of Equity and Diversity Website, http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/edu/department.aspx?id=33970

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