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College Summit Equips and Empowers Female Students for Success

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md. — Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) hosts the second annual Real Women of Prince George’s Community College Women’s Summit, April 27, 8:30 a.m.­ – 4:30 p.m. in Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum. Employees will lead workshops that offer an outlet for participants to tackle a variety of issues that impact female students’ success. The day-long seminar of 12 workshops and two panel discussions includes interactive sessions about sexuality, personal image, healthy relationships, leadership, media images, community service and self-esteem.

“As daughters, wives, parents and individuals, students at Prince George’s Community College need to tackle the special challenges women face along their individual paths to success," said Tyjaun Lee, vice president for student services at Prince George's Community College. "The summit is extremely intimate, and the sessions are facilitated by talented employees and students we see every day," she added.

The Women’s Summit will serve as the catalyst for introducing the first cohort of 120 women selected for the college’s new Women of Wisdom program. The unique network, which attracted hundreds of applicants, empowers female students through personal and professional development opportunities. Throughout the year, Women of Wisdom participants will take part in field trips, retreats, workshops and lectures that deal with planning for future careers and address current obstacles to academic success.

The Real Women of Prince George’s Community College Women’s Summit is open to all students and the college community. For more information, contact 301-322-0412 or visit the summit website http://academic.pgcc.edu/ws/WomensSummit.php.
 
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.  

 

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