Montgomery College print logo

Friday, November 2


Display Image

ASTROLABS and Fermions Same Mathematics, a STEM Celebration Event

Need to Know

Display Image

Kindness Challenge Is Off to a Good Start

It's Academic

Display Image

Resumes and Cover Letters Workshop on Tues. Nov. 6!

Guest Lectures

Display Image

Dr. Rafael Lara-Martinez Lectures About the Salvadoran Indigenous Language and Culture of the Nahuat-Pipil, Nov. 9 at TP/SS

Professional Development

Display Image

ELITE Introduces Brown Bag Series, Nov. 30

Campus Sports News

Display Image

Montgomery College Tip-off Basketball Tournament November 10-11

College/Campus News

Display Image

Poetry Workshop With Sandi Leibowitz, Nov. 10

MC Events

Display Image

Avanti Orchestra with Pablo Saelzer, Nov. 11 at the Cultural Arts Center

Arts at MC

Display Image

Burton Cummings, Nov. 16

MC Foundation

Display Image

Rockville Lions Friendship Night, Nov. 7

MC Votes

Display Image

MC Votes November Update: Election Day Is Nov. 6 + Election Night Watch Party


Display Image

Hold the Date for Debra Ritenour's Retirement Party, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at CT

Employee Extras

Display Image

Get Your Ski/Snowboard Night Pass - Lift Tickets Only $190 for the Season - Early Bird Prices End Nov 7.

County Executive Isiah Leggett Pens Letter of Appreciation to the Global Humanities Institute

Display Image

Category: Features

Published: 2018-11-02 00:00:01.000

County Executive Isiah Leggett wrote a letter on behalf of Montgomery Sister Cities and the Montgomery County government to express their deepest appreciation to Dr. Rita Kranidis and the Global Humanities Institute (GHI) for their contributions to the Sister City Program.

The GHI's work with the County's Sister Cities project is a perfect example of how the College and County can join forces to advance their objectives locally and internationally for the benefit of the entire community.

The GHI was created with a $1.49 million six-year "Bridging Cultures" NEH Challenge Grant, with $490,000 of the institute's funds provided outright by the NEH, and an additional $1 million raised from private donations through the efforts of the Montgomery College Foundation. Dr. Kranidis assumed the role of director at the GHI's inception in 2012, launching an ambitious, comprehensive internationalization education project. Over the past six years, Dr. Kranidis has provided leadership for the successful implementation of the grant's multiple activities at MC. These included creating a year-long faculty fellowship program; designing the GHI's website; forming College partnerships with universities in China, El Salvador, and India, aligned closely with Montgomery County's Sister City efforts; creating new courses in Global Humanities and Hindi; purchasing language software; organizing a series of educational and cultural events for campus and community members; representing the GHI at professional and academic conferences; and assisting the Montgomery College Foundation in its fundraising efforts to meet the required $1 million (2:1) match. Under Dr. Kranidis' dynamic leadership, the GHI's grant objectives have been met or exceeded, establishing the College as a leader locally and nationally in global humanities.

<b>NEH Policy Statement</b>
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this press release do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

<b>About the NEH</b>
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

<b>How You Can Help Support the GHI</b>
For additional information about how to contribute to the Global Humanities Institute, please contact Francene T. Walker, Director of Tranformational Giving, Montgomery County Foundation, 240-567-7491, or by emailing

Related Media

  1. 201810241023.pdf
  2. IkeLeggett.gif
  3. neh.png

Authentication Required

Montgomery College

Montgomery County, MD


©2019, Montgomery College