State's Attorney Alsobrooks to Speak at 57th Commencement

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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

Leaders Inspire the New Generation: State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks to Keynote Prince George’s Community College’s 57th Commencement  

 

LARGO, Md.—Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks will deliver the keynote address at Prince George’s Community College’s 57th Commencement Exercises taking place on Thursday, May 26 at the Show Place Arena and Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md.  The procession will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Alsobrooks will address nearly 2,000 graduates and guests during the ceremony.   

“I am honored that such a distinguished speaker will be joining us for this year’s commencement ceremony,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College.  “The Class of 2016, upon hearing her words, will certainly be inspired to go out and effect change not only in their communities, but the world as well.”  

As the speaker for one of the College’s most momentous events, State’s Attorney Alsobrooks is a welcomed addition to the ceremony and pomp that traditionally surrounds this time of year. Her highly-anticipated keynote address will be underscored by her remarkable accomplishments and genuine passion for the community she serves, and it will not only motivate attendees, but deeply resonate in her audience and ignite an appetite for service in this talented graduating class.  

Alsobrooks is the County’s top prosecutor and heads a staff of 90 attorneys and 100 professional administrative staff responsible for arraigning people accused of committing crimes. Her office has been a major factor in the record crime reduction seen in Prince George’s County over the last four years. Additionally, she also has taken the lead in reducing domestic and family violence in the county, through hosting conferences for couples and families in crisis.  

Prince George’s Community College’s 57th Commencement is open to the media, and representatives should RSVP immediately by contacting Jennifer Colter at colterjl@pgcc.edu.  For more information about the commencement exercises, please call (301) 546-PGCC (7422).  

 
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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.

  

About State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks
Alsobrooks began her law career by serving as a law clerk for two highly respected firms: DLA Piper and DeCaro, Doran.  She also clerked for Judge William Quarles, a former circuit court judge for Maryland, now a US District Court judge, and Judge Donna Hill Staton.
 

Alsobrooks was elected to her position in 2010 by an overwhelming margin.  This is her first elected office and she is the first woman to hold the office in Prince George’s County.  She earned her public policy degree from Duke University and her law degree from the University of Maryland College Park.  

Prior to her election, Alsobrooks served the county as an education liaison in the Office of the County Executive and as executive director of the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority. Alsobrooks, a life-long Prince George’s County resident, has received numerous awards for her unwavering passion and support for the community she serves.  

  

 

 

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