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Darrell Larome Williams is a Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) alumnus. He began his collegiate studies at Towson University, but was forced to leave the school because of financial hardships. Darrell enrolled at PGCC in the fall of 2012 and graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Administration in May 2015.
His journey is similar to that of many PGCC students who enroll at the College because of its convenience and affordability. While at PGCC, he was involved in a number of campus activities. It was his involvement with Diverse Male Student Initiative (DMSI) and the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program that inspired him to enroll at Morehouse College and pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Drama. He never would have imagined that on the day of his graduation in May that a burden would be lifted to change the trajectory of his life forever.
Morehouse College’s Commencement speaker, Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, pledged to eliminate the student loan debt for the entire Morehouse College graduating class of 2019. For Darrell, this act provides a fresh start for him and his family –he will not have to be bound to student loan debt. He also sees this as an opportunity to give back to his institution and aid in providing opportunities in the arts.
In the fall, Darrell will attend Columbia University with a full-ride scholarship to pursue his master’s degree in nonprofit management. He plans to leverage his passion for the arts and education to provide arts programming for teenagers and young adults in the African American community.
When asked what advice he’d give to PGCC students, he said, “You can do whatever it is that you want to do, as long as you put your mind to it. At Prince George’s Community College there are so many opportunities and programs to help us prepare for once we transfer. Take advantage of all the opportunities that Prince George’s Community College has to offer.”