College Honors Longest Serving Faculty

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md.—Prince George’s Community College honors Mary L. Stevenson (Hyattsville, Md.), professor of English, as the longest serving faculty at the institution. Since the institution’s founding in 1958, Stevenson is the first full-time professor to reach 45 years of service.   

 “It is most gratifying to have Professor Mary Stevenson dedicate her professional life to higher education and helping our students succeed,” said Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George's Community College. “She joins a multitude of employees who have committed 40 years and more to the college.  We honor all employees in five year increments for their support of the tremendous accomplishments of our students and the college.” she added. 

In addition to her duties as a professor, Stevenson has provided leadership to the writing group on campus that supports professional and creative abilities of her colleagues.  Stevenson joined the college in 1967, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College (Oakland, California) and a Master of Arts in English from Indiana University.  

Stevenson was among hundreds of faculty and staff recognized for multiple years of service to the college at the Faculty and Staff Awards Program. Employees honored for 40, 35 years and 30 years with the institution include—   


Lucretia Y. Black 


Arthur P. Asuncion 

Roxann M. King 

Kathleen M. Sexton 

Alonia C. Sharps 

Cynthia M. Varnado 


Denise M. Barino-Samuels 

Mark E. Bickford 

Barry W. Bugg 

Martin L. Doepkens 

Joseph Redmiles 

Scott A. Sinex 

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, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and John Eager Howard Community Center. For more information, visit the college website at, 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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