LARGO, Md. — Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) is pleased to announce
thatKyshira Simmons, a dually-enrolled
student at the college has been chosen as the 2017 Student Commencement
Speaker. Simmons, attends the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s
Community College, and will receive both her high school diploma and associate
degree on May 25, 2017.
“The committee chose Ms.
Simmons not only because she exceeded the criteria for selection, but
also because her transformation at Prince George’s Community College, is a
direct result of being a student in our Middle College Program,” said
and Immediate Past President, Maryland Communication Association. “Hers
is a testimony to the diversity of programs and course offerings
at our college, and the Middle College Program was designed to ensure that the
college is able to impact and affect students’ lives even when they are in high
school,” Dr. Baker-Brown added.
Kyshira will attend Towson
University in the fall where she plans to major in psychology and has
aspirations of getting her Ph.D. and someday becoming a counseling psychologist. During her time as an Academy of Health
Sciences student, she served as president of its National Honor Society and
secretary of the CRU Christian organization.
Kyshira is also an active
volunteer with more than 220 service learning hours. She has also participated in the Arthritis
Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk and volunteered at DC Central Kitchen, Pratt
House for the Homeless, and PGCC’s very own Children’s Development Clinic.
When Kyshira isn’t serving
others, she’s quite an active student.
She has made the dean’s list for both the fall and spring semesters of
2016 and maintained a 4.0 GPA. Kyshira
also has earned numerous leadership awards and is a member of the National
Society of High School Scholars and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars
on PGCC’s Largo campus.
In her spare time, Kyshira
enjoys running and is learning to speak Mandarin.
Prince George’s Community College’s 58th Commencement
Exercises will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Showplace Arena and Equestrian Center
in Upper Marlboro, Md. This is an event reserved for graduating students
and their family members. For more information please visit www.pgcc.edu.
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 more than
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.
PGCC is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
through 2025. For more information, visit the college website