Student Success Program To Be Honored with the 2017 Model Program Award

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Article by: Artelia C. Gillam

LARGO, Md.The Women of Wisdom (W.O.W.) program at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) will be recognized with the 2017 Model Program Award from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) in New Orleans on April 24, 2017.

The program is being highlighted during the AAWCC’s annual awards breakfast where the theme is “Community College Women Rock,” and Dr. Karen Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, Inc., the nation’s most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success, will deliver the event’s keynote address at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel.

The Women of Wisdom program is a highly comprehensive and specialized program designed to provide unique opportunities for women students at Prince George’s Community College to enhance their academic, personal, and professional development in a holistic environment.

The American Association for Women in Community Colleges was organized in 1973 and became an Affiliate Council of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC), now the American Association for Community Colleges (AACC). In response to an affirmative vote of the membership, the organization's name was officially changed on April 26, 1993 to the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC).

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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.