PGCC Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Lanham Hall
LARGO, Md. (June 28, 2018) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) re-opened Lanham
Hall, one of the college’s oldest buildings, on Thursday, June 22. A
ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to commemorate the new building and the
college’s continued expansion to better serve students.
Hall is the second of a trio of construction and renovation projects
strategically planned and designed to meet student needs and improve efficiency
at the college. The building’s renovations include 19,000 additional square
feet, making Lanham Hall a permanent home for Academy of Health Sciences,
Maryland’s first middle college. In addition, student support services and
Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) offices are all housed in
the renovated building, in one centralized location.
support services, including TRiO, a federally-funded program that offers
academic support to students, were housed in multiple buildings prior to the
renovation. Director of Student Support and TRiO Programs Roosevelt Charles
said they’re now able to do things they didn’t have the capacity to do in the
past. It’s also going to “bring a look and feel to students and portray to them
that we’re very intentional with our services,” he said.
of Health Sciences and WDCE students, faculty, and staff share Mr. Charles’
excitement for the new building and the challenges that it will help to resolve.
Academy of Health Sciences student Stephanie Soto is excited that the new space
in Lanham Hall offers a lot of space for all of the students to come together
in addition to the opportunities to get more assistance for what she says is a
renovation of Lanham Hall was funded by the state and the county. Secretary of
Education James D. Fielder, Maryland State Senator Paul Pinsky, and Vice Chair
of Prince George’s County Council Todd Turner attended the ribbon-cutting and
highlighted the importance of education as well as commended PGCC for investing
in student success and striving for excellence.
ribbon-cutting gave guests the opportunity to tour the new space and preview
technological features that will elevate the learning and teaching environment.
A few renovations still need to be completed, but the building will be open and
fully operative when students return in the fall.
About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance
designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
(2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality
education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of
Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to
more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their
skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages,
backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college
is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s
County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs,
and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education
and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college
website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org.The
Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher