PGCC Holds Annual Professional Development & Enrichment Day(1)

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Article by: Courtney Davis





Largo, Md. (October 26, 2017) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) administrators, staff, and faculty gathered on Tuesday, October 24 for the College’s annual Professional Development and Enrichment Day. Held on the last Tuesday of every October, the Professional Development and Enrichment Day is a time for the College community to reflect on the past year as well as plan for the upcoming year, celebrate the accomplishments of fellow colleagues, and learn new skills through specialized workshops. This year’s theme: Together Everyone Achieves More at Prince George’s Community College focused on the importance of working together to achieve more.

During the State of the College speech, PGCC’s President Dr. Charlene Dukes emphasized the theme saying, “With the College’s many changes, it is important to realize that we are in this together.”

This year’s professional development day started with breakfast, a rousing performance from the Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School’s marching band, and opening remarks from PGCC’s Board of Trustees Chair Mr. Howard W. Stone, Jr.  Mr. Stone told attendees “we cannot do the things we do without each and every one of you” and that each member of the College community “contributes to the fabric of this College.”

The activities included the 30th Annual Honors Convocation, which honored administrative and professional staff, technical and support staff, and faculty; the premier of the Pathways video; “team huddles” with departments; and professional development sessions on personal wellness, student success, technology, and safety and emergency preparedness. Session topics included Building a Healthier YOU!, Making Student Success Inescapable, and Getting Prepared for a Disaster.

The Professional Development and Enrichment Day is an opportunity for administrators, staff, and faculty to build community through networking while also sharpening their personal and professional skillsets. The annual event was held at the Largo campus. To see photos from this year’s Professional Development and Enrichment Day, click here.


About Prince George’s Community College

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 Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); 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.