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