USA Today All-USA Academic Team Nominees Announced

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Article by: Mona M. Rock,


LARGO, Md.—Prince George’s Community College Honors Academy students Tia Holmes and Satcha Robinson have been nominated by the college to the USA Today All-USA Academic Team national competition. Student applications are reviewed by a committee of college employees and the group selects two students to represent the college in the contest.

“The national All-USA Academic Team Competition is a great way to recognize students who are not only strong academically but also involved in giving back to the college and to the community,” said Lindsey A. Dodson, Phi Theta Kappa co-advisor and assistant Honors Program coordinator. “We expect great things from these amazing students who represent the college in the national competition,” she added.

Holmes, a 4.0 grade point average student, has completed eight honors courses. She is a member of the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees and the college’s Publications Advisory Board. Previously, she was The Owl student newspaper interim editor-in-chief, associate editor and lead graphic designer. During summer 2011, Holmes was a legislative intern in the office of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) where she responded to constituent concerns.

Robinson, who holds a 3.9 grade point average, has completed seven honors courses. Active on campus, she is secretary of the Tau Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, volunteers with Walk Now for Autism Speaks and the Bone Marrow Drive, and is captain of the Prince George’s Community College Women’s Soccer Team. Robinson also has assisted low-income residents complete their taxes through the Prince George’s Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Winners of the national competition are presented at the Phi Theta Kappa's Presidents Breakfast during the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges Convention, April 21-24, in Orlando, Florida.

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education (CAE2Y) designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security for the years 2010 to 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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