Montgomery County Community College celebrated its 55th anniversary on Founders’ Day Dec. 10, remembering the vision of its founders, acknowledging its milestones, and looking ahead to the future with new plans.
“Today, we’re celebrating the 55th anniversary of Montgomery County Community College by remembering the early founders who had the vision, determination, and grit to create an institution that would make quality higher education accessible to all learners,” said Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, MCCC’s interim president.
Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr., and Joseph C. Gale also acknowledged the founders and their vision in a proclamation that was presented to MCCC during the anniversary celebration.
“We are grateful that 55 years later, we have this exceptional resource that provides higher education to our residents and contributes to the economic well-being of Montgomery County,” said Arkoosh.
The educational institution also held its Day of Giving to coincide with the anniversary festivities. By the end of the day, the goal of raising $5,500 for support programs and scholarships for students was significantly surpassed.
In fact, the final tally for the day was $15,796 raised from 67 donors.