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Gov. O’Malley, NBC4 and Hillman Family Foundation Honored as Partners for Success

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

 LARGO, Md.— Gov. Martin O’Malley, NBC4 and the Hillman Family Foundation will be honored for their individual support of student achievement and community engagement by the Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., at the Partners for Success Awards Dinner, Tuesday, October 9, 6 p.m. at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.  The biennial fundraising celebration, hosted by the Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., benefits educational programs and facilities at Prince George’s Community College. 

Gov. O’Malley is a leader in K-12 and higher education.  The governor supported a four-year freeze on in-state tuition at Maryland’s public colleges and universities, and his administration has invested more than $2 billion in school construction and renovation.  Under his leadership, Prince George’s County and state government helped fund the construction of the Center for Health Studies at Prince George’s Community College.   

For more than a decade, NBC4 has sponsored programs at Prince George’s Community College including the NBC4 Safe & Secure Community Shred and the annual Bluebird Blues Festival.  The NBC4 Safe & Secure Community Shred allows residents to help prevent identity theft by bringing up to five boxes of personal documents to the college to be shred.  The Bluebird Blues Festival is a free, family-oriented event that celebrates the rich history of the blues and features local and national artists, food, crafts and activities for people of all ages.  

The Hillman Family Foundation funds The Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, a transfer program for eligible students starting at Prince George’s Community College. Hillman scholars graduate from Prince George’s Community College and complete their studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. The program supports future entrepreneurs through scholarships, mentoring, job shadowing, internships and networking opportunities.  

A networking reception, dinner and presentations comprise the evening’s activities.The celebration is supported by presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin, a leading global security company. For ticket information, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 301-322-0858.  

The Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc. is operated exclusively as a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization for the charitable purposes of furthering educational programs, facilities and opportunities at Prince George’s Community College by providing financial resources to meet its goals and objectives. Funds are used for scholarships, academic program and activities, faculty research and development, student services and events, college facilities and equipment and other needs.  

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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