Montgomery College and Mott Community College Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Agreement Creates Sister College Relationship Between the Two Schools

Montgomery College and Mott Community College (MCC) of Flint, Mich., signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to designate a sister college relationship between the two institutions. The signing took place at the Association of Community College Trustees Annual Leadership Congress in Chicago.

A memorandum of understanding is a non-binding document between two institutions that describes an intended course of action between the institutions. The purpose of the memorandum between Mott Community College and Montgomery College is to strengthen a relationship that will foster and forge collaborations and partnerships for institutional professional development and student success.

“It is my intention that in developing a Sister College relationship we will exchange information and best practices to create initiatives with far-reaching impact,” said MCC President Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea.

The areas of focus for the memorandum include student services, academic matters, workforce development, and college operations. Both institutions will have a designated representative responsible for ensuring college community members have the opportunity to exchange information and best practices as necessary and work together to develop key initiatives. In addition, the presidents of both colleges agree to meet annually to review and assess the Sister College relationship and initiatives launched.

Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College, said “Fostering an exchange of ideas between our faculty members, staff members and students will lead to exciting and innovative learning between MCC and MC.”

All information shared between MCC and MC will be in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws. The Mott Community College/Montgomery College MOU does not constitute a commitment of funds from either institution.

About Montgomery College

Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

About Mott Community College

Mott Community College offers more than 100 academic and occupational programs focused on preparing students for a successful future through university transfer agreements, and high-demand two year degree programs or one year certification programs. A rigorous academic curriculum, affordable tuition, an open door policy and flexible scheduling make MCC the right choice.

About Us

On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.