Basketball to Honor Gateway to College Program

Basketball to Honor Gateway to College Program

On Thursday Jan. 30th the Montgomery County Community College basketball teams will honor students, staff and alumni of the College's newly added Gateway to College program.

In 2000, Portland Community College created the Gateway to College program to support students who are at risk of not completing or have disengaged from their high school education. Montgomery County Community College began offering the program in Fall 2013, and is 1 of only 43 higher education institutions in the country to do so.

Through the program, students complete their high school diploma requirements at community and technical colleges while simultaneously earning college credits toward an associate's degree or certificate.

Program Benefits:

  • This is a scholarship program that pays for your tuition and books (while participating as a high school student)
  • Earn your high school diploma
  • Attend class in a supportive and educational environment
  • Earn college credit toward your associate's degree or certificate while taking classes toward your high school diploma

"Honoring members of the Gateway to College program is our way of welcoming the program's students to our Mustangs community," commented women's basketball player Angelina Sirak. "We want to build relationships between athletes and non-athletes on campus, to boost school spirit and show that we care about our College on and off the court."

Thursday's games are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. (women) and 7:00 p.m. (men). In addition to attending the games, Gateway to College members will give a brief overview of information on the program during half times and be available to answer any questions from the community.

For more information about the Gateway to College program, please visit the MCCC site at or the national site at