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Award-Winning Journalists Discuss Broadcasting Excellence with Prince George's Community College Mass Communication Students

LARGO, Md. (April 19, 2023) – The Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Department of Humanities presented its Mass Communication Speakers Series on broadcasting journalism excellence at the Center for Performing Arts last month, welcoming nine award-winning women journalists to campus. They discussed their insights with students regarding radio, television, and film industry topics. Register today for this free virtual event, which airs on April 21 at 7:30 p.m.

“We strive for excellence at all levels of this institution, and it’s nice to shine the light on others that do the same,” said Clayton A. Railey, Ph.D., executive vice president and provost of Teaching, Learning, and Student Success. “Our core commitments at Prince George’s Community College are students first, achievement, continuous improvement, empathy, equity, and integrity. There’s no better way to ensure student success than to provide opportunities to see it firsthand, providing direct access to some of the most outstanding individuals in the field.”

Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and Professor of Mass Communication Lou Holder hosted the program on March 28 during Women’s History Month. His guests included current and former Washington, D.C. area women journalists Molette Green, Irene Johnson, Allison Seymour, Alison Starling, Maureen Umeh, Maureen Bunyan, Laura Evans, Sue Palka, and Andrea Roane.

“This speaker series gives our mass communication students insight into what excellence in broadcast journalism looks like from the perspective of outstanding journalists who have covered the news in this area for years,” said Holder.

The Mass Communication Speaker Series is presented annually to elevate student learning at PGCC by inviting the best practitioners in their field to discuss their experiences. More information about the College’s mass communication program can be found here, and registration for the fall 2023 term is currently open.

For those interested in watching the program live, register today to reserve a spot and receive an emailed link on April 21.

If registration is closed and you would like to attend, or have not received the link 30 minutes before showtime, please email (Please check the spam folder if the emailed link doesn't appear in your inbox.)

For more information about the Center for Performing Arts and its exhibits, performances, and events, visit


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 (2022-2027), 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 25,000 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.