2008 PGCC Alumna Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Shannon Chiles, an alumna of Prince George’s Community College, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to study psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Chiles graduated from PGCC in 2008 with high honors and an Associate of Arts degree. In 2011, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Howard University.  Her awards and recognitions include Who's Who among Students in American Junior Colleges, National Dean's List, National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Scholar and National Institute of Mental Health Career Opportunities in Research Scholar.  

“Shannon Chiles exemplifies the highest standard of achievement that can be attained by students who work hard and take advantage of all the resources the college has to offer,” said Pamela M. Thomas, president of the Prince George’s Community College Alumni Association. “Her accomplishments make her a great role model for our current students as they pursue their academic goals,” she added. 

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and other countries. Grant recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Fulbright Program is funded by an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

The Prince George's Community College Alumni Association promotes the well-being of Prince George’s Community College and its alumni through communication, commitment, programs, advocacy and leadership by alumni and friends of the college.  Alumni are valuable to the college’s legacy and support the overall tradition of excellence. For more information about the Alumni Association, call 301-546-0858 or e-mail alumni@pgcc.edu. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondaysat 11 a.m.   


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