Montgomery County Community College

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Montgomery County Community College
Montgomery County Community College (logo).png
Montco logo
Established 1964
Type Community college
President Dr. Karen A. Stout
Students 13,310 total [1]
10,500 (Blue Bell)
2,810 (Pottstown)
Location Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Mascot The Mustangs
Website www.mc3.edu

Montgomery County Community College, also known as MCCC, Montco, "202 U", "UCLA" (University Closest to Lansdale Area), or MC3, is a community college offering associate degrees, technical certificates and non-credit courses to the general public. It has the central campus in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; and a second campus (west campus) in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. MCCC is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Campus[edit]

The college was founded in 1964 and offered classes from its campus in Conshohocken. In 1972, the school relocated and its Central Campus opened in nearby Blue Bell (Whitpain Township) where it remains today. There is also a West Campus in Pottstown which opened in 1996. Off-site locations include Lansdale and Willow Grove Naval Air Station in Horsham.

The Pottstown campus includes the North Hall, a 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) facility with classrooms, a computer lab and an art gallery. The building was formerly a knitting mill, brewery, and shoe polish factory until its renovation in 2006. It is connected to the South Hall by an underpass that had been filled in since the early 1920s.[2]

While primarily serving the residents of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the institution is also attended by residents of neighboring Philadelphia County and Bucks County as well as foreign exchange students. It has agreements with Temple University, Pennsylvania State University, Arcadia University, and other local institutions to facilitate the transfer of credits earned.

In February of 2014 the college began its year-long celebration of its 50th year anniversary. A notable event was a screening of a documentary detailing the first 50 years of the college. The documentary was produced, shot, and edited by two Alumni students Joseph Sapienza II and Sean King, with help from faculty and current and former students.

Noted people[edit]

The 2008 inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame include:
- Marcia Moll Barone
- K. William Lowa III
- George E. Marin
- Lt. Kevin R. McKeon
- Patricia A. Nunan
- James W. Vlahos, Jr
- Alex Moll
- Joshua Moyer

- Colin J. Nolan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Navigator". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  2. ^ Ezarik, Melissa (March 2010). "North Hall and Pedestrian Underpass at Montgomery County Community College". University Business (Norwalk, CT: University Media, Inc.) 13 (3): 18. ISSN 1097-6671. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 40°10′25″N 75°16′33″W / 40.1737°N 75.2757°W / 40.1737; -75.2757