For Immediate Release


PGCC Names Edward Tatchim Student Commencement Speaker

LARGO, Md. (May 14, 2019) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) is pleased to announce that Student Governance president (SGA), Edward Tatchim, will be the student speaker at Commencement on May 23, at Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

PGCC Student Commencement Speaker 2019 

Edward is a second year student who will graduate with an associate degree in Computer Science at this year’s Commencement. In the fall he will attend University of Maryland, College Park and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. 

“This year, I have been given the honor to connect with and celebrate my graduating peers as the Commencement speaker,” said Edward. “This will be a precious opportunity to encourage them through my words and to spark the unstoppable desire in them to continue to strive for success even after they leave PGCC.”

Edward started his career at PGCC taking classes at the Laurel College Center, where he also served as a senator in SGA. He is part of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, has served on countless panels as a student representative, and was also a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship.


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 nearly 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 enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.