Author and Journalist Ann Crittenden to Speak at Montgomery College March 25

Award-winning writer speaks on “Motherhood and Money: Hidden Costs, Hidden Values”

Pulizter Prize-nominated journalist, author, and lecturer Ann Crittenden will hold a lecture and book signing on Thursday, March 25 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Md. Crittenden’s talk, “Motherhood and Money: Hidden Costs, Hidden Values” will focus on her provocative and groundbreaking book “The Price of Motherhood” and her latest book, “If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything.”
You are invited to the

official accreditation event of

Montgomery College

by the

National Kitchen and Bath Association

on Thursday, March 25, 2010

in the Board of Trustees Conference Room

Mannakee Building

355 Hungerford Drive

Rockville, Maryland 20850

from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

 

Signature ceremony conducted by

Dr. Hercules Pinkney

Interim President of Montgomery College

Mr. John K. Morgan

Secretary, National Executive Committee of NKBA

 

Hosted by the Interior Design Program,

the Interior Design Student Club

and the Interior Design Alumni Chapter

Light refreshments will be served

Displays of projects by

students, graduates and NKBA contest winners

Primarily, the goal of this event is to celebrate Montgomery College’s accreditation by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). The process of being accredited by this prestigious national design organization was started over 10 years ago with a discussion between four individuals in my office. At the time, I was the Chair of the Applied Technologies Department and Bhramara Heid was the Coordinator of the Interior Design Program. The conversation was initiated by two of the officers of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. After completing the long process of curriculum approvals, program revisions, meetings and conferences with NKBA, training for our faculty and after suffering many diversions, such as the loss of Bhramara Heid in 2004 and my own health issues, we are now accredited by NKBA. Current Interior Design Program Coordinator Pamela Gragg completed the final stage of the process, including at least one graduation of students from the AAS degree enrolled in the NKBA track last Spring. The event on March 25 is to officially sign the accreditation agreement by Dr. Hercules Pinkney and a national officer of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Mr. John Morgan. Although the event is scheduled for two hours, the program and signature will only take about 15 minutes, scheduled at approximately 4:45 or 5:00 PM. There will be remarks by four VIPs and one student/alum, including Dr. Pinkney, John Morgan, Pamela Gragg and Kris Quinn (local chapter Vice President for Education who also teaches part-time in the NKBA program and was in the initial meeting in my office with Bhramara Heid). If you have any questions, please contact me. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss the event. The student club is handling the displays and the welcome table. Although the event is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, we plan to leave the project displays in the lobby Friday, so visitors to our administration building will be able to view the incredible work of our students and alumni. I am excited about this event and look forward to introducing you to the talented students and this prestigious professional organization. Certification in the technical design aspects of kitchen and bath design can only be achieved through NKBA training and years of experience. We are the only institution in the Baltimore/Washington area that currently offers NKBA accredited degree education. You are invited to visit http://www.nkba.org/students.aspx and go to the list of accredited programs. Program Coordinator Pamela Gragg is on sabbatical leave this semester but will be here for the event. Chantal Sheppard is the Acting Coordinater for the Interior Design Program.

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