Completion Agenda Wins Innovation of the Year Award

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Article by: Deidra Hill, hilldw@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Envision Success, which is the formal name of the institutional priority and completion agenda at Prince George’s Community College, has been recognized by the League for Innovation in the Community College for the 2013 Innovation of the Year Award in the Leadership and Organization category. One of 42 recipients nationwide, the college is recognized for outstanding innovations that serve community colleges and their students.

The project, titled Prince George’s Community College: A Comprehensive Approach to Facilitating Student Success, was nominated by Sandra Dunnington, vice president for academic affairs; Laura Ellsworth, associate professor of public safety and law; Michael Gavin, senior academic administrator; Tyjaun Lee, vice president for student services; Andrea Lex, dean of planning and institutional research; Allen Richman, director of outcomes assessment and institutional effectiveness; Brenda Teal, chair of educational development mathematics; and Mirian Torain, Envision Success faculty liaison.

The goal of Envision Success is to ensure that students complete degrees, certificates, and preparation courses for certifications and licensures. It addresses three major components—time, choice, and structure—while emphasizing quality, rigor, and relevance in an environment of broad engagement.

Established over 25 years ago, the League’s Innovation of the Year competition was devised as a way to recognize significant innovations at member colleges. The award is designed to recognize faculty, staff, and administrators who have created and implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships, policies, and activities that improve the institution’s ability to serve students and the community.

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 enrolls about 44,000 students each year 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 the Culinary Arts Program in Capitol Heights. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu and follow on Twitter,  Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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