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Congratulations American Pistolsmiths Guild Scholarship Recipients (L-R) Devin Davis, Duane Bevitt, and Ben Gould.

Volume 12 Issue 7 - February 18 - 24, 2019

We Are Because They Were

The Minority Male Success Initiative presents "We Are Because They Were" - a special program celebrating Black History Month. The program will honor Ann Long, retired teacher and long-time Montgomery County Board of Education member.

Special music will be provided by Minority Male Success Initiative President and recording artist, Jamal Moore. Guest speaker will be Sherri H. Allgood, the town of Troy's first female African American mayor.

Please join fellow students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, February 27 at 11 AM in the Blair Auditorium as we bring 2019 Black History Month to a close with this inspiring program.

Three MCC Gunsmithing Students Awarded APG Scholarships

Congratulations to three Montgomery Community College Gunsmithing students who were awarded the 2019 American Pistolsmiths Guild (APG) scholarships. (Pictured left to right:) Devin Davis from Chesterfield, S.C.; Duane Bevitt from Cameron, N.C.; and Ben Gould from Morganton, N.C.; were nominated for the awards based on their leadership and work in class, and their academic achievement. Nominees must be in their second year of study, at the top 10% of their class, and be recommended by three qualified gunsmithing instructors. The students were each awarded a $1500 APG scholarship, and a $1500 matching award from Brownells, Inc. Students also received an assortment of pistol parts and APG gear.

“We’re grateful to the American Pistolsmiths Guild for their generous support of our students. The Gunsmithing program can get very expensive with all the tools students need to purchase, and I know the funds will be used well,” said Mark Dye, Montgomery Community College’s Director of Gunsmithing.

Way to go Devin, Duane, & Ben!

Interested in Transferring to Appalachian?

Appalachian's Office of Admissions is hosting webinars for anyone who is considering applying to Appalachian State University. In the webinar, you'll learn about:

  • Why you should become a Mountaineer at Appalachian,
  • The best time to apply,
  • Transfer admission requirements, and
  • Great advising tips.

"Join us for a short, fun and informative session to get you started on the right track for admission to Appalachian! Bring your questions for Q&A and we hope to see you soon!" - Jayne Dowdy, Office of Admissions. (transfer@appstate.edu)

Click here to see webinar dates and to register. Scroll through the calendar for additional dates and times.

February is black history month

Yourspace is revealing two more of its featured notable African Americans from the February 4-10 issue. To the left is George Washington Carver who you probably remember for having come up with so many ways to use peanuts! (Reese's Cup anyone?) Actually, Carver was a professor of agriculture at Tuskeegee Institute and promoted crop rotation to prevent nutrient loss in soil. The alternative crops he suggested were peanuts and sweet potatoes - now staples in Southern cooking and cuisine.

Below is Condolezza Rice, the second African American Secretary of State, and the second female Secretary of State. She was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2004.

Condolezza Rice

What is Title IX and how does it affect me?

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

In upcoming issues of Yourspace you will see more information regarding Title IX and your (the student's) rights under Title IX.

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