Positive Energy and Enthusiasm Soar as PGCC Staff and Faculty Members Engage in College Enrichment Day

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Article by: Jennifer Colter

Prince George’s Community College switched gears on Tuesday, October 29th, to turn its focus toward the machine that ensures the college executes its mission and exceeds its goals semester after semester, year after year. PGCC’s annual College Enrichment Day, wonderfully organized by Lark Dobson, Dean of Human Resources, and her dynamic committee (Donna Barker, Laura Ellsworth, Barbara Kirkwood, Joyce McPherson, Debra Rodriguez and Jada-Roshay Bethea) was centered on the near 2,000-person staff and faculty members who dedicate their lives to transforming others’, and play an integral role in keeping Prince George’s Community College a National Center of Academic Excellence.  

This year’s theme, College Responsiveness: Achieving Results through Quality Service, provided an inspiring backdrop for the day’s events with unique breakout sessions that were not only insightful and fun, but a highly effective way to connect staff and faculty members to each other on a more personal level. Professional speaker and team motivator, John Kennedy, added to the energy with an electrifying talk about being unified and proactive in the effort to service customers—who are the students. The lines that connect each department and office on the campus should be blurred when it comes to providing the PGCC community with an unforgettable user experience.  

But perhaps the highlight of the day was the Faculty and Staff Honors Convocation.  Well-deserving members of the PGCC staff and faculty were recognized for their exceptional service that supersedes paperwork and agendas…they all just simply rock!    

 2013 Constituency Award Recipients List   

President's Medal
Dr. Melinda G. Kramer, Professor, Liberal Arts Division
Adminstrative and Professional Staff Award 
Rosa Smith, Student Services Coordinator, UTC Student Development

 Technical and Support Services Staff Organization 
Steven J. Smith, Manager, Print and Mail Services 
Andre J. Fitch, Coordinator Print and Mail Services

 Faculty Organization Award  
Dr. Cassandra Moore-Crawford Professor, Biological Sciences (Full-Time)
Sarah Hyatt, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences (Part-Time)                                 

 Workforce Dev & Continuing Education Outstanding Adjunct Faculty 
Paulette A. Guy, Community Services
 Instructor, Community Education 

Employee Community Service Awards  

 Most Hours of Service Overall and Most Hours in Prince George’s Community College        
Barbara C. McCreary,
WDCE Program Coordinator 

 Most Community Service Locations              
Paulett D. McIntosh, Program Director
College Life Services 


'Prince George's Community College is a great place to thrive.' - Dr. Melinda G. Kramer

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