Allison Fluharty developed a fascination with Japanese culture at a young age, taught herself to speak Japanese and plans to teach in Japan. She graduated in 2012 with highest honors and a 4.0 GPA. For her leadership, service, and academic achievement in honors, she was selected as Outstanding Honors Program student for 2012 and was named to Who’s Who Among Junior College Students.
Fluharty served as president of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s Tau Pi chapter and as vice president of the Noypi Society. She was a member of the Humanities Collegian Center, the Kaleidoscope and Asian Awareness Clubs. A talented singer, Fluharty won the college’s Got Talent competition two years running. Fluharty received a full academic Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship totaling more than $17,800 over two years to the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is majoring in international studies with a focus on Japanese. As she contemplates her future, she is thankful for her experiences at Prince George’s Community College.
“During my time at Prince George’s Community College, I garnered the skills it takes not only to succeed academically but to continue my education and work in future jobs. I met amazing advisers, teachers and fellow students who challenged me to be my best and were always willing to help me when I needed it most. They were my support system, and it was with their help that I was able to graduate and continue moving forward with my future endeavors.”