PGCC Recognized for Commitment to Diversity by Minority Access

Article by: Artelia C. Gillam

LARGO, Md.  – For the second year in a row, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has been recognized for its commitment to diversity by Minority Access, Incorporated.  The college will receive the honor during the 17th National Role Models Conference, September 30 – October 2, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Charlene M. Dukes, president of PGCC, will receive the Role Model Award, which highlights administrators and innovators who have garnered national attention for their devotion to diversity and improving access for all.  Past recipients of the honor include former Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. and Ermea Russell, the first African American female judge on the Mississippi state Court of Appeals.

The National Role Models Conference is one of the most prestigious conferences of its kind addressing issues of diversity and disparities in our nation.

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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