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Author and Alumnus Tawan Perry Shares Tips for Succeeding in College at Literally Speaking

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 WHAT:            

The Literally Speaking Author Series Program presents author and Prince George’s Community College alumnus Tawan Perry. He will share his strategies for handling common challenges students face including identifying the right college, accessing scholarship and financial aid opportunities and maintaining a positive grade point average. Following his presentation, Perry will sign copies of his book and answer audience questions. 

 WHO:              

Tawan Perry, author of College Sense: What College and High School Advisors Don’t Tell You about College, received the 2008 National Best Books Award for college guides. Perry received an associate degree from Prince George’s Community College, bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and master’s degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst.  

 WHEN:            

Thursday, November 8 

Noon 

 WHERE:          

Prince George’s Community College 

Accokeek Hall, Room 221  

301 Largo Road  

Largo, MD 20774 

 WHY             

Sponsored by the Prince George’s Community College Alumni Association, Literally Speaking was established to introduce and increase the audience for contemporary literature, poetry and prose by authors who have a relationship with Prince George’s Community College, or those whose work has a relevant impact on the experiences of alumni and friends of Prince George’s Community College. The PGCC Alumni Association promotes the wellbeing of Prince George’s Community College and its alumni through communication, commitment, programs, advocacy and leadership.  

To RSVP for the lecture, call 301-322-0858 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, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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