Bi-Annual Partners for Success Awards Dinner Proves a Victory for Prince George’s Community College

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Announcement of 31M Fundraising Effort for Scholarships, Infrastructure, and Technology Electrifies Guests

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Executive Director, Brenda Mitchell; Congressman, Steny Hoyer; PGCC President, Charlene M, Dukes

“The honorees— the Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States—all exemplify true partnership and a desire to impact the landscape of education.

Prince George’s Community College hosted its bi-annual Partners for Success Awards Dinner and Gala where the Honorable Senator Barbara Mikulski, Stephanie C. Hill of Lockheed Martin and Martha Gay of Kaiser Permanente were the official guests of honor. Debbi Jarvis, vice president, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility of Pepco Holdings, Inc. served as the guest MC. The highlight of the evening occurred when Dr. Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College and Haden Land, chair of the Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc. announced that the comprehensive Purpose, People, Possibilities campaign raised significant capital, from both the private and public sectors, a remarkable $31,509,680.24—planned for scholarships, infrastructure, and technology initiatives.

Presented by Prince George’s Community College Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Prince George’s Community College, the prestigious event garnered some of Washington, D.C.’s most influential civic and business leaders together for a night of celebration and learning about the college’s fundraising efforts and community impact. The awards dinner and gala was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

“The honorees— the Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions, and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States—all exemplify true partnership, stakeholder engagement, and a desire to impact the landscape of education and jobs in our county, state, and region,” said Brenda S. Mitchell, executive director, Office of Institutional Advancement and Foundation at Prince George’s Community College. “The work of strengthening the college’s ability to respond to community concerns and demonstrate innovative, win-win collaborations through federal and state-funded grants, privately funded grants, donations from corporations and a host of individuals who gave generously when we asked for their support – is a reflection of the commitment of our 'Partners for Success.'"

In addition to the distinguished honorees and those representing the field of higher education, a host of dignitaries attended Partners for Success – The Honorable Steny H. Hoyer, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis, County Council –District 6, County Council Member and PGCC Alum Andrea Harrison, States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Alexandria City Councilman John Chapman, former Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan, and Prince George’s County Council Chair Mel Franklin.

About the 2014 Partners for Success Honorees:

The Honorable Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator for Maryland, Senator Barbara Mikulski will be recognized for her track record on issues such as access to higher education for students, healthcare, STEM, Cyber Security and veterans affairs.

Stephanie C. Hill
Vice President and General Manager of Information Systems & Global Solutions—Civil, Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin was acknowledged for their commitment of time, personnel and resources to build innovative educational and career pathways for STEM students in Prince George’s County.

Maritha Gay
Senior Director of External Affairs, Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States; Kaiser Permanente was recognized for their support of health care human capital through their significant investment in scholarships and innovative instruction.

To learn more, please contact the foundation office at (301) 322-0858 or foundation(at)pgcc(dot)edu.

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