Student Tweeters Join Influential Policy-Makers at National Conference

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Article by: Joe Clark,

LARGO, Md.—Students Jonathan Brewer, Amber Ferguson, Carlos Fuentes, and Erika Ramalingam will represent Maryland as they tweet live from the nation's most comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success in higher education, Achieving the Dream’s 2012 Annual Meeting on Student Success, February 28–March 2 in Dallas, TX. The group will join influential policy-makers, thought-leaders, and practitioners from more than 160 institutions across 30 states. 

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime for our students,” said Tyjaun Lee, vice president for student services at PGCC. “We are sending four shining examples of success and are confident they will share our story of transforming the lives of students here in Maryland,” she added. 

Follow all four students live from the Achieving the Dream’s 2012 Annual Meeting on Student Success. Brewer (Fort Washington, MD) mass communication major, member of the baseball team and sportscaster for The Owl basketball teams can be followed @JSoloPromo. Ferguson (Greenbelt, MD) English major and editor-in-chief of The Owl, the college’s student newspaper, can be followed @Ms_AmberDawn. Track Fuentes (Hyattsville, MD) business administration major featured in the college's recent student success poster campaign @Carlosdfg12; and Erika Ramalingam (Fort Washington, MD) mass communication major, student ambassador and Kathy and Jerry Woods Scholar @MsHiMaytenance.  

Students were selected for this all-expenses paid opportunity after submitting a writing sample, sharing what they knew about the college’s Envision Success completion agenda and providing a link to their Twitter profiles.  

For more information about Achieving the Dream's 2012 Annual Meeting on Student Success, visit and the college’s twitter page at  

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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