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Montgomery College Receives $120,000 Gift for the Montgomery Scholars Honors Program and Students Husband and Wife Faculty Retirees Make Gift for Honors Scholarships and Programming

Bill and Jane Anderson, Montgomery College retired faculty members, recently gifted $120,000 to Montgomery College in support of the Montgomery Scholars program. “Support of honors students and programs are extremely important,” the Andersons said. “We want to make sure that this program and its students succeed far into the future.”

The Andersons arrived at the Rockville Campus shortly after it opened in 1966, and they both retired in 2005. Mr. Anderson helped create the College’s computer science and hospitality management programs. Mrs. Anderson, the first woman awarded a Ph.D. from the history department at Brown University, taught history courses at Montgomery College, with a particular emphasis on courses on Montgomery County history. The Andersons have more than 80 years of service to the College and have taught more than 20,000 students.

Montgomery College President DeRionne P. Pollard added, “Montgomery College is a place where academically-talented students can shine. We are grateful to generous and dedicated community partners, like the Andersons, who help us empower our students to live up to their true potential.”

The Montgomery Scholars Program is a selective-admission, two-year honors program, designed for high school graduates planning to transfer to a four-year institution. As Montgomery Scholars, students are part of an exciting community of honors students sharing common intellectual and cultural experiences over the course of their two years at Montgomery College.

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