Tia HolmesAfter years in the workforce, Holmes decided to change careers by pursuing a college degree. As part of her re-entry into academia, the Oxon Hill High School graduate successfully completed the developmental mathematics program and earned a 4.0 grade point average. In 2012, she was selected to the All-USA Community College Academic Team, an elite group of 20 students nationwide and named a New Century Scholar as the top community college student in Maryland. She received the Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship full merit scholarship to University of Maryland, College Park for two years where she plans to major in communications. Holmes was a legislative intern in the office of Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and member of the Prince George’s Community College Board of Trustees. In addition to her academic achievements, Holmes served on the college’s Publications Advisory Board, was the Owl student newspaper interim editor-in-chief, associate editor and lead graphic designer.