PGCC Students to Advocate for College Affordability at Student Advocacy Day

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Article by: Artelia C. Gillam

Largo, MD – Fifteen Prince George’s Community College student leaders will travel to Annapolis on Wednesday , February 8, 2017 to advocate for full community college funding and to share how an affordable college education shapes their own futures.  Hundreds of students from all 16 community colleges statewide, and representing the almost half million enrolled, will assemble in Annapolis to encourage lawmakers to keep community college affordable at Student Advocacy Day

“Prince George’s Community College is committed to ensuring that our students are successful in reaching their educational goals,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College.  “Student Advocacy Day provides a worthwhile opportunity for students to share their experiences with members of the executive and legislative branches of state government while advocating for access to affordable higher education in the state of Maryland.

According to MACC, each year, nearly 500,000 residents attend one of Maryland’s 16 community colleges, in both credit programs and continuing education and workforce development courses. Half of all undergraduate students are now enrolled in the state’s community colleges, and the institutions have increased associate degree credentials by 33% and workforce credentials by 38% since 2010.

For more information on Prince George’s Community College’s participation in Student Advocacy Day, please call (301) 322-0853.

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 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.