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April 17, 1996 | By Andrew Metz, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In a quiet conclusion to a saga of mentorship gone awry, Montgomery County Community College has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former student who alleged that her professor repeatedly offered her straight A's for sex. A college spokesman said yesterday that the board of trustees approved an agreement with the former student at its monthly meeting Monday. College officials would not comment on the terms of the settlement. According to the professor, Richard E. Marshall of Tredyffrin, the former student agreed to drop all charges against him and the college.
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January 30, 2001 | By Melia Bowie, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Seeming as excited and idealistic as the students she works with, Karen A. Stout says she is ready for the role she will assume in April - president of Montgomery County Community College. Stout, 40, of West Chester, is eager to help the school reach its potential. The job is a perfect fit, she says. "I think the kind of college I come from matches well with Montgomery's needs right now," Stout said in an interview last week. She is vice president for institutional advancement and enrollment at Camden County College.
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April 20, 2005 | By Oliver Prichard and Bonnie L. Cook INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
When Oscar P. Vance Jr. sought to deepen his knowledge of police science at age 35, he turned to Montgomery County Community College. Nearby and affordable, MCCC let Vance earn an associate degree, which paved the way for more study and advancement to chief county detective in 1982. Vance's alma mater, which began with 3,000 students 35 years ago on a tract of farmland along DeKalb Pike, has paralleled the chief's own forward motion. The college has grown to 11,000 credited students with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown.
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May 31, 1987 | By Theresa Conroy, Special to The Inquirer
Administrators from Montgomery County Community College and Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science have announced a joint program to offer bachelor of science degrees to students of the community college. Edmond A. Watters 3d, Montgomery County Community College president, said during a press conference Thursday that degrees would be offered in business administration, with majors in accounting, finance and management, and in business for registered nurses. A master's degree in business administration also will be offered through the community college in Whitpain Township, he said.
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February 3, 1994 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Speakers will pronounce, workshops will inform, and singers, actors and dancers will perform throughout February, Black History Month - all in praise of the accomplishments of African Americans. Following is a partial listing of events scheduled in Montgomery County: GOSPELRAMA Gospel music concert 1:30 p.m. Sat. Voices of El Elyon, Perfect Praise and Emmanuel AME Youth Choir will perform at Stiteler Auditorium, Beaver College, 450 S Easton Rd, Glenside. Tickets: $5; $2 students; children under 12 free.
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May 3, 2013
A story Saturday on a proposal to close many state health centers incorrectly attributed some information to state Health Department spokeswoman Aimee Tysarczyk. She did not say that under the plan, clinic nurses at the health centers could be located many miles apart. Also, 26 nurses to be laid off under the plan now work in district offices, not health centers. A story Thursday on the Equality Forum 2013 Summit gave an incorrect name for the wife of the late Sen. Arlen Specter, Joan Specter.
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May 3, 2013
Morgan Heist, 19, who learned last week that her mother, Brenda, had surfaced in Florida after 11 years, said the news had made her recall the years of mourning when she assumed her mother was dead and she feared she had been killed. "I ached every birthday, every Christmas," said Morgan Heist, a freshman at Montgomery County Community College. "My heart just ached. I wasn't mad at her. I wanted her to be there because I thought something had happened to her. I wish I had never cried.
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July 22, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Montgomery County man was found guilty Friday of aggravated assault in the 2010 shooting of a Temple University student following an altercation at an off-campus Halloween party in North Philadelphia. The Common Pleas Court jury deliberated about 17 hours, starting Tuesday, before returning the verdict against Richard Dodds, 23, of Audubon, in the Oct. 31, 2010, shooting of Ian Hirst-Hermans. The jury acquitted Dodds of the more serious charge of attempted murder. Judge Nina N. Wright Padilla set sentencing for Sept.
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February 19, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The longtime president of Montgomery County Community College is leaving to take on a national role in shaping community colleges, the school announced Tuesday night. Karen A. Stout, 54, who has led the college for 14 years, has been named president and CEO of Achieving the Dream Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to developing policies and practices that improve student success and broaden access to community college. She will take on the new post, which touches 200 community colleges and nearly four million students in 35 states, in July.
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September 23, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
  PHILADELPHIA No, there was not a 9,000-strong massacre on JFK Boulevard on Saturday. The thousands of chalk outlines represented a different kind of tragedy, artists said, one that takes place one day and one victim at a time: "When you talk to people about gun violence in America . . . it's a large number, but it's a hard number for people to comprehend," said Peter Quinn, the artist behind the project. "The whole idea here is to flesh out this number. " The more than 9,000 outlines being drawn Saturday represented the country's victims of gun violence so far this year.
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July 6, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
'I've known this day was coming for months," Karen A. Stout lamented about packing up her office. "I don't know why I didn't do it earlier. " It was fitting that Stout, who is leaving the Montgomery County Community College presidency to lead a national advocacy group, left the tangible things for last. She had already wrapped up countless other loose ends - pilot projects, graduation rates, budgets, curricula, groundbreakings - that will remain visible on the campuses long after she's gone.
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March 5, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania's state universities and community colleges were thrilled to see Gov. Wolf propose significant increases Tuesday. But there are strings attached to the governor's budget proposal: Wolf asked the colleges to freeze tuition for next year. "And I expect them to answer that call," Wolf said during his address. Under Wolf's proposal, the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education would receive an increase of $45.3 million, 11 percent, in funding for 2015-16, raising the total allocation to $458 million.
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February 19, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The longtime president of Montgomery County Community College is leaving to take on a national role in shaping community colleges, the school announced Tuesday night. Karen A. Stout, 54, who has led the college for 14 years, has been named president and CEO of Achieving the Dream Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to developing policies and practices that improve student success and broaden access to community college. She will take on the new post, which touches 200 community colleges and nearly four million students in 35 states, in July.
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February 10, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Anthony Caso has 15 years of experience in law enforcement, but no college degree. At 42, the East Norriton Township detective noticed that younger, better-educated officers were joining the force and his contemporaries were going back to school. Jean Cahill, 50, of Brookhaven, likes working with breast cancer patients at Delaware County Memorial Hospital as a licensed practical nurse, but where she wants to go requires a nursing degree. Mher Vartanian, 20, of Lansdale, dug "Disney College" in Orlando, where he learned management and communication skills, but hated to lose time toward his associate's degree.
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November 21, 2014 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County's commissioners on Thursday presented a $371 million budget proposal for 2015 that would slightly cut expenditures while expanding services and holding the line on taxes. While overall spending would decline 2.5 percent, most of that comes from cuts at Parkhouse, the county nursing facility privatized early this year. The budget calls for an additional $1 million to the human services department, $818,000 more to Montgomery County Community College, and seven new adult-probation officers.
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April 22, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alison R. Byerly saw on Twitter that a group of Lafayette College alums planned to gather at a Boston sports bar to watch the basketball team take on Bucknell. She had already been named president of the selective liberal arts college in Easton but was a few months away from taking the helm. Byerly, an English scholar, decided to show up unannounced. "I said, 'Hi, I'm Alison Byerly, the new president,' and I sat down and had a couple beers with them," she said. Then she tweeted about the meeting.
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November 20, 2013 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities have arrested two Hazleton, Pa., men in an early morning robbery this month at a Blue Bell restaurant and bar. The incident led to Montgomery County Community College's being shut down for part of that day as police chased the suspects on college property. Tyrice E. Griffin, 41, and Juan Carlos Garcia, 20, were charged with eight counts of robbery and other offenses each, said Whitpain Township police and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. About 1:30 a.m. Nov. 4, police went to the Whitpain Tavern on DeKalb Pike after being alerted of a robbery in progress.
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October 2, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 23-year-old Montgomery County man was ordered to spend 10 to 20 years in prison for shooting and wounding a Temple University student in 2010 at an off-campus Halloween party. Richard Dodds of Audubon was convicted by a Common Pleas Court jury in July on charges of aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime in the shooting of Ian Hirst-Hermans, now 23. Dodds shot the student once in the chest on Oct. 31, 2010, at a party on 17th Street near Diamond Street in North Philadelphia.
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September 26, 2013
OK, SO STATE Treasurer Rob McCord is now the eighth Democrat officially in the race for governor, giving rise to three immediate questions. Who is he? What's he bring to the party? Where does he stack up in the long and possibly still-growing list of wannabes? He is, believe it or not, a twice-elected statewide officeholder; though ask an average voter who the state treasurer is and you'll draw a dead-eyed stare. That's despite the fact that McCord's shown some cojones in a job rarely offering opportunity for macho management.
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