Retirees Contribute Nearly 500 Years of Service

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md.—Twenty-five employees at Prince George’s Community College have been honored for 474 years of dedicated service to transforming the lives of students. Recognized annually at a College-wide Retirement Reception in Largo Student Center, retirees represent a variety of areas and professions throughout the college including Academic Affairs, Student Services, Administrative Services, Technology Services and Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

“The employees we honor have dedicated their lives to make the college a positive environment for our students to learn and grow,” said Lark Dobson, dean of human resources at Prince George’s Community College. “We thank them for their nearly 500 years of combined service and look to them as inspiration as we continue to transform the lives of the people we serve,” she added.

Celebrating a wide range of years of service to the college, the 2012 retirees are Jo-Leatha Barnes (8); Karl M. Boughan (22); Lorraine Butler (30); Ann L. Evans (35); Joyce Carpenter Gallop (42); Clarence Harris (11); Thomas M. Hutchinson (15); Charles E. Jackson (8); Joan C. Jackson (9); Dwight C. Jones (26); Grover F. McKinney (13); Gloria P. McKnight (11); Charlotte M. McPherson (5); Charles W. Nelson (10); Asima Redzic (11); Susan L. Richardson (37); Donald R. Rodriguez (33); Freddie Sanford (9); Claudette S. Sharpe (7); Ethel Shepard-Powell (16); Isaiah Smith (15); Mary Helen Spear (40); Verna P. Teasdale (30); Junella C. Young (25); Yvonne West (6). 

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  


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