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Today's the Day! Head to Commencement NOW

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Category: Features

Published: May 18 2018 12:00AM

On behalf of the Collegewide Commencement Planning Committee, I invite you to participate and celebrate the accomplishments of Montgomery College students at our 2018 Commencement TODAY at 10 a.m. on the Rockville Campus athletic field (under the tent).

These are the details for the 71st annual Montgomery College Commencement:

Please enter Rockville Campus from Mannakee Street. The North Campus Drive and Route 355 entrance (near Gudelsky Institute) will be closed. Rockville City Police and MC Security officers will direct traffic and pedestrians.

Golf Carts & Shuttle Buses
Golf carts and shuttle buses will be available to transport guests throughout the parking lots.

Processional line-up will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.
Faculty, staff, collegewide and campus administrators: Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education - Auto Bays
Students: Physical Education Center - Large Gym (room 119)
Platform guests: Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, main lobby

Montgomery College faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend the most important academic occasion of the year and will be admitted by showing their current College identification/name badge, processing in regalia or volunteering at the event. We also encourage you to use the indoor viewing areas in Theatre Arts and the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center or watch on the media sources listed below.

Program Highlights
Presiding: Mr. Michael Knapp, Board Chair and Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, President
Keynote Speaker: Imam Yahya Hendi, Chaplain, Director for Muslim Life Georgetown University
Honorary Associate Degree of Public Service Recipients: Dr. Kazem Kazempour, Mr. Diego Uriburu, and Ms. Erica Webber
Board of Trustees Scholars: Mr. Kevin Lowman, Mr. Glen Swanson, Ms. Avanti Kolluri, and Ms. Kim Nguyen
Chief Marshal: Mr. David Anthony
Bearer of the Mace: Professor Deborah Grubb
Campus Marshals: Professor Michael Carretta, Professor Dr. Meg Birney, Dr. Tracey Smith-Bryant, and Professor Kaaren Agnez
Central Services Marshal: Ms. Donna Schena

After Ceremony Activities
The reception will be held in Lot #3, adjacent to the commencement tent. In addition to the Alumni Association, who will be selling frames and flowers, there will also be a photo area set-up for graduates in Lot #3. The Montgomery College Raptor will also be mingling with guests and available for photos.

Volunteer Opportunities - Still Available
If you want to volunteer in the commencement tent or with helping students as the line-up, please e-mail:

A concession stand will open at 8 a.m. near the commencement tent selling drinks, snacks, and sandwiches. It will be open during the entire ceremony.

Indoor Viewing Areas
Indoor viewing with air conditioning is available in the Theatre Arts Arena and the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center No tickets are required. These areas are recommended for guests with small children and/or the elderly.

Social Media
Follow us on social media at #MCGRAD2018

Complete details on how to view commencement live this year
On Cable TV (in Montgomery County):
Comcast Channels 998 (HD) & 10 (SD)
RCN Channels 1058 (HD) & 10 (SD)
Verizon Channel 10 (SD)
On the web:
MC Website (with open captioning)
Facebook Live:

MCTV will be live on all of these platforms beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The program will be archived for later viewing at both and

Looking forward to seeing you!

-- Susan Sullivan for Commencement 2018

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