PGCC Hosts its Eighth Biennial Partners for Success Awards Dinner and Gala

Article by: Artelia C. Gillam

Largo, MD –Prince George’s Community College will host its eighth biennial Partners for Success Awards Dinner and Gala where the Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington(AOBA), CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) will be the official guests of honor. Presented by Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Prince George’s Community College, the prestigious event brings some of Washington, D.C.’s most influential civic and business leaders together for a night of celebrating shared responsibility in transforming lives through education. The awards dinner is being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in the Woodrow Wilson Ballroom.

Our honorees this year are true examples of the invaluable impact our community partners have had on the college and the diverse student population that we serve,” said Brenda Mitchell, executive director of the Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc. “We are confident that our collaborations with these organizations will continue to benefit the college and the community that surrounds us for generations to come.”

The Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., expects to welcome more than 600 guests.  For more information on sponsorship and tickets, contact the foundation office at (301) 322-0858 or


About the 2016 Partners for Success Honorees:

MargaretPeggy” Jeffers

Executive Vice President

The Apartment and Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington (AOBA) is being recognized for their advocacy and community service as the leading membership organization representing commercial and multi-family residential real estate in the Washington DC area.

Maria Harris Tildon

Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Community Affairs


CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will be acknowledged for their shared vision for improving the quality of the workforce in communities through their investments in training hundreds of front-line healthcare professionals annually. 

Dr. Kevin Maxwell



Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) will be honored for their partnership on initiatives that support student achievement, to include Maryland's first middle college high school, the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College.

Rosie Allen-Herring

President and Chief Executive Officer

United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA) will be recognized for their dedication to building strong communities and transforming lives through their support for Veterans Services and Financial Empowerment Centers at Prince George's Community College. 


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.


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