Overcoming the odds
Written by Alexis A. Goring
Contributing Writer, The Sentinel
LARGO - Black History Month may be coming to an end, but Charlene Dukes continues to work to educate young minds.
Dr. Charlene Dukes, the first female president of Prince George’s Community College, has achieved many accomplishments and received many awards over the course of her career, but her success did not come without facing the difficulties of growing up as a black woman.
“I’m not here to tell you that I have not faced adversity as I’ve moved through my career, but what I have done is to allow the values and the foundation that my parents provided to me and the members of my community to keep me strong and to keep me focused,” Dukes said.
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