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On Dec. 22, 2014 and Dec. 26, 2014, 7:00am - 1:00pm, Technology Services will be conducting a major Network Upgrade that may take offline all network services, including all PGCC websites. The upgrade is needed to enhance the network system.

History

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    Fifty-years ago, the college began on the campus of Suitland High School and relocated to the Largo Campus approximately 10 years later. A student body of 2000 grew to over 40,000, and in May 2007, the largest graduating class – 824 - in recent years received associate degrees and certificates as proof of their commitment to higher education and lifelong learning. Seven presidents, each with his vision, worked assiduously to build a premier institution of higher learning, dedicated to meeting the educational and workforce needs of the community and the region.

    Prince George ’s Community College can boast of many things. We were the first educational institution to integrate in the county, and today we serve more African-American students than any other post-secondary institution in the state of Maryland . Our nursing and allied health programs are second to none, and more than 95% of program graduates pass the state licensure exams on the first attempt.

    The first Truman Scholar enrolled at a community college was Dr. Lisa Satterwhite, one of our own. Two of our students, Ronald Crouch and Michelle Burton, were chosen as Jack Kent Cooke Scholars, and each year, our students represent Prince George ’s Community College on the Maryland All-Academic Team and the USA All-Academic Team. Pro-golfer, Fred Funk, musical talent, Ginuwine, and Michael Weiss, world-renown ice-skater extraordinaire and Olympic medalist, received their degrees from Prince George ’s Community College.

    We have much to celebrate and much more to accomplish. Our more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses serve to enhance the lives of our students and the economic vitality of our community. It is our mission to provide a gateway to a highly relevant, meaningful, accessible, affordable, and quality education, through a learning-centered environment that engages students academically and socially.