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HIGHLIGHTING STUDENT SUCCESS: HONORS ALUMNI NEWS

by Melinda Frederick, Coordinator, Honors Program and Honors Academy

DAVID HILLMAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS

On Wednesday, February 12, 2003, the Honors Society welcomed back two of its outstanding alumni, Ms. Rodah Kirera and Ms. Frances Legall, who are currently attending the American University in Washington, D.C. Accompanying Ms. Kirera and Ms. Legall were American University admissions representatives, Ms. Allison Goggins, from the Kogod School of Business and 
Ms. Deborah Baechler, from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The Honors Society welcomed back two of its outstanding alumni, Ms. Rodah Kirera and Ms. Frances Legall, now students at the American University in Washington, D.C., at an event opened to the whole campus on February 12.  The purpose of this event was to highlight transfer and scholarship opportunities for academically outstanding Prince George's Community College students interested in attending American University. University admissions representatives, Ms. Allison Goggins from the Kogod School of Business and Ms. Deborah Baechler from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, discussed the degree programs offered at American University, admissions requirements, campus life, faculty, and various scholarship opportunities.

Ms. Rodah Kirera, a Senior at American University, is completing her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Ms. Frances Legall is a Junior majoring in Accounting. Both young women were competitively selected in their second year at PGCC to receive full academic scholarships at the American University through a scholarship established by Mr. David Hillman of the Southern Management Corporation. The Hillman scholarship is earmarked exclusively for Prince George's Community College students who are interested in majoring in a business-related field. In order to be considered for selection, students must have completed at least 45 credits, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, be a member of the Honors program at the time of consideration, and have completed an application to the American University by March 1. If selected, students must be willing to attend the American University full-time beginning in the fall semester.

Ms. Kirera and Ms. Legall have made the most of their academic opportunity at the American University. Ms.Kirera, a May 2001 graduate and former Student Governance Board President at PGCC, currently serves as a student mentor in the School of Business and is also interning at the National Geographic Society. Ms. Legall, who graduated from PGCC in May 2002, currently works as an academic tutor helping fellow American University students who are struggling in their business courses. She commented, "At first I was worried about whether I could keep up academically, but let me tell you that the business professors I had here at PGCC really prepared me well for transfer to American University." Ms. Kirera, an Honors Academy graduate, agreed, noting that "I am very proud of my degree from PGCC. I was very well prepared to succeed at American University. I have many fond memories of my teachers and fellow students that I attended college with here at PGCC."

Students who are interested in learning more about transfer to The American University and the Hillman scholarship, in particular, should contact: Dr. Melinda Frederick, Honors Program and Honors Academy Coordinator, at 301/322-0433 or e-mail at: honors@pgcc.edu

Reading from Left to right: Ms. Frances Legall, Professor Robert Coords, chair of the History, Geography, and Political Science Department, and Ms. Rodah Kirera

 

The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 18, No. 3

Spring 2003