Upcoming Community Meeting for Promise Task Force to be held in Temple Hills

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Article by: Artelia C. Gillam



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           



Upcoming Community Meeting for Promise Task Force to be held in Temple Hills


WHO:   A Task Force to Study a Promise Scholarship Program in Prince George’s County


WHAT:  Community Q &A meeting              


WHEN:  October 20, 2016 from 7-9 pm.


WHERE:  Crossland High School

                6901 Temple Hills Road

               Temple Hills, MD 20748


WHY:  The 16-member task force, chaired by Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), is charged with studying the feasibility, academic and financial eligibility requirements, funding sources, and student support services for high school graduates of Prince George’s County public high schools who enroll at Prince George’s Community College.  The group was sanctioned by H.B. 1087.

The task force is seeking public comment during the October 20, 2016 community meeting on the following questions:

Would you support financial access for students seeking higher education?

What are your thoughts on how to fund and then sustain this program?

 What are your thoughts on the eligibility requirements to participate in this program?

  What are your thoughts on the academic and social supports that students will need to be successful?

CONTACT:  For more information about the meeting, or to RSVP for the event, please call 301-546-0034.

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 more than 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 enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. PGCC is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2025. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.


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