Last year, Montgomery College made an appearance in some of the country’s most influential media outlets, including: The New York Times; U.S. News and World Report; The Washington Post; and National Public Radio, just to name a few.
In November, Workforce Development and Continuing Education Dean Steve Greenfield was quoted in a New York Times story about how the College is helping older workers find a way back to the workforce.
A U.S. News and World Report story highlighted MC as a community college focused on thinking about alternatives to popular majors that will help students land jobs in well-paying fields in the future.
Closer to home, The Washington Post featured a story on the College’s dual-enrollment partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools. The Washington Post is the seventh-largest newspaper in the country and mentioned Montgomery College 70 times in 2015.
Switching to the radio airwaves, three Montgomery College students were prominently featured in a story on National Public Radio. Host Robert Siegel conducted in-depth interviews with the students on campus; the piece, running more than seven minutes, focused on student debt.
A syndicated column written by nationally renowned journalists Cokie and Steve Roberts, was placed in almost 100 daily newspapers around the country. The Roberts were the College’s co-commencement speakers in 2015.
In total, Montgomery College garnered more than 2,000 media hits this year on television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and online news outlets. To put that in perspective, the College had well over 1,000 more media hits than any other community college in Maryland.