PGCC and AOBA Partnership Awards Seven Scholarships at Annual Scholarship Reception

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Article by: Tabresha B. Langham

For Immediate Release


PGCC and AOBA Partnership Awards Seven Scholarships at Annual Scholarship Reception

LARGO, Md. (Sept. 10, 2018) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and the Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Metropolitan Washington awarded scholarships to seven PGCC students on Thursday, September 6.

Gianna Asomani-Graham, Benjamin Fuentes, George Howe-Cole, Elvira Nnodim, Janet Quartey, Jeremiah Vega, and Bryan Ventura all received a two-year scholarship worth $6,000 to pay for their education at PGCC. In addition to scholarship money, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program, internships, and job shadow opportunities while enrolled as PGCC students.

The AOBA Scholarship Program has awarded 161 students with over $1 million in scholarships throughout its 22 years of existence.

“[Students] have received prestigious scholarships to further their education, and many have transferred to four year universities, including American University, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and Howard University,” President Dr. Dukes exclaimed to the scholarship recipients.

The students received words of encouragement and remarks from several members of the college community, including Suzanne D. Hillman, CEO of Southern Management Corporation, Dannielle M. Glaros, chair, Prince George’s County Council, and Chantel Walker, former PGCC student and AOBA alumna.

The reception also featured a surprising tribute in memory of the late David H. Hillman of Southern Management Corporation for his role in the establishment of the AOBA Scholarship Program and long-time commitment to student success.

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 enable 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. 

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