For Immediate Release
George’s Community College
MD. – Morgan State University (MSU) President David Wilson joined Prince
George’s Community College (PGCC) President Charlene M. Dukes, Howard Community
College (HCC) President Kathleen Hetherington and Laurel College Center (LCC)
Program Director Nancy L. Grinberg to announce the signing of a memorandum of
agreement that expands Morgan’s presence in Maryland and provides opportunities
for students to earn four-year bachelor’s degrees in two of the University’s in-demand
programs. With this new partnership, students who are matriculating at PGCC and
HCC and have received an associate degree will be able to take courses at the
Laurel College Center leading to a Bachelor of Science in engineering or a
Bachelor of Arts in psychology degree offered at Morgan. The University will
begin offering courses at LCC in the 2018 spring semester.
“The signing of this agreement offers a
tremendous opportunity for Morgan to collaborate with other institutions of
higher learning to deliver instructional services in two highly sought-after
fields, providing a pathway to high-paying careers,” said Dr. Wilson of Morgan.
“Morgan has long maintained a special relationship with the Prince George’s
County area, as we have been able to attract a significant number of our students
from the region to our Baltimore campus. Having a Morgan presence at the Laurel
College Center affords us an additional opportunity to strengthen that
Located in Prince George’s County and bordering Howard and
Anne Arundel counties, the Laurel College Center was established in 2001 as a partnership
between Howard Community College and Prince George’s Community College. In
subsequent years, LCC has become a Maryland regional higher education center, offering
courses and degree programs at all levels of study — undergraduate, graduate
and continuing education — from a number of colleges and universities. More than
1,400 community college students are participating in courses offered at LCC.
“Prince George’s Community College is committed to ensuring that every student has access to a high-quality education, and one of the ways we achieve this is through our partnerships with our four-year institutions,” said Dr. Dukes of Prince George’s Community College. “The college is thrilled to be able to provide another opportunity for success that is specifically tailored to our diverse student population and is in line with our mission of transforming the lives of the students we serve.”
Pending Maryland Higher Education Commission approval, Morgan
will be the only institution allowed to offer engineering and psychology
programs at LCC and will assume responsibility for hiring the faculty teaching
the courses, providing the plans of study for the courses and making available
all equipment, instruments, technology and support services needed for student
success. In addition, students enrolled in the Morgan programs at LCC will be
afforded the same benefits as students located at the Baltimore campus,
including access to and use of MSU academic and research facilities,
educational and learning resources, social and cultural events and the
“For 16 years, the Laurel College Center has been helping students get ahead with its personalized and supportive educational offerings,” said Dr. Hetherington of Howard Community College. “Morgan State University will deliver programs that meet students’ needs and help grow this region’s workforce of the future.”
Morgan is the latest Maryland university to partner with the
Center in offering degree programs, joining the University of Maryland, College
Park and University of Maryland University College. This new collaboration
comes as part of a statewide effort led by the Maryland Higher Education
Commission to provide a seamless educational experience for students while
expanding educational opportunities for Maryland citizens.
The Laurel College Center is located in downtown Laurel at
312 Marshall Avenue.
Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is celebrating its
150th year of excellence in higher education. A Carnegie-classified doctoral
research institution, Morgan offers more than 100 academic programs leading to degrees
from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. As Maryland’s designated
Public Urban Research University, Morgan serves a multiethnic and
multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education
are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. For more information
about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.
About Howard Community College
Since 1970, Howard Community College (HCC) has been a
preferred college choice for students and families in Howard County, Md. A
public community college, HCC offers associate degree and certificate programs,
as well as workforce development training and continuing education classes, to
nearly 30,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Among HCC’s recent
honors is being named to the top 10 of America’s Best Two-Year College for
Adult Learners by Washington Monthly.
About Prince George’s
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.