Michael D. Priddy, a member of the Montgomery College Board of Trustees, and his wife Shannon, have pledged $60,000 over six years to support health science programs and scholarships for credit and noncredit students. For the first year, the funds will be used to award scholarships for students in the certified nursing assistant (CNA) program. To date, four students have received scholarships for the fall 2015 semester.
In addition to serving as a trustee, Mr. Priddy is the CEO of Intervise, an IT services organization, and owner of Interim HealthCare of Montgomery County, Maryland. He and his wife, Shannon, have been committed to volunteering for and supporting K-12 and higher educational institutions in the Greater Washington region, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and health care.
Mr. Priddy served on the board of the Bethesda chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) as vice president of education. Since 2008, AFCEA Bethesda has committed $460,000 for Montgomery College’s STEM programs and scholarships, with additional support for the University of Maryland, the Universities of Shady Grove, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Bullis School.
“Shannon and I believe in the transformational power of education and that an educated workforce is critical to the economic strength of our community,” said Michael Priddy. “We are excited to celebrate the launch of our new business, Interim HealthCare of Montgomery County, MD, by making this gift to Montgomery College’s exceptional health science program. MC is a leader in training nurses, CNAs, and other health care professionals for our region.”
To recognize the Priddys’ generous support and committed leadership, Montgomery College named a key academic center in their honor. The Michael and Shannon Priddy Medical Learning Center is located in the College’s Health Science building on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The resource facility provides access to computers, medical models, electronic media, and books; it also serves as a testing center. The center recorded over 10,000 student visits last year. To learn more about the Health Sciences program at Montgomery College, please click here.
“Shannon and Michael Priddy are role models for our students. As businesses leaders, volunteers, and philanthropists, they give back and make our community stronger,” said Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. “We are so grateful for their generous support and so fortunate for Michael’s leadership on our board of trustees.”
About Montgomery College
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, multi-location institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.
About Interim HealthCare of Montgomery County, MD
Interim Healthcare of Montgomery County, MD is dedicated to offering in-home personal care and support services that help seniors live enriched, independent and safe lives in the comfort of their own homes. Visit us at http://www.interimhealthcare.com/montgomerycountymd/home.