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by Vera Zdravkovich, Vice President for Instruction

You have persevered through construction disruption, multiple snow days, and gloomy budget forecasts. Even under difficult circumstances, you continue to prove that Prince George’s Community College is an outstanding learning-centered institution.  From Alicia Juarrero being named professor of the year by CASE, to Honors Academy 2002 graduate, Ron Crouch, being named a Truman Scholar, we are a college with talented faculty who have the ability to develop excellent students.

Unless the Maryland economy makes a rapid recovery, education throughout the state will suffer from austere budgets. We have weathered budget crisis before.  I know that we will successfully weather this one because I know you. Budget limitations will not prevent you from continuing to deliver the best education that college students can receive anywhere. Budget limitations will not hamper your imagination and creativity.  Your scholarship and talent will not be limited by the budget.

In the coming semester, as we become fully engaged in the Middle States Self-Study, I believe that we will be impressed with how good we are, not perfect, but very, very good. I am particularly grateful to the 200 faculty and staff who will implement the self-study.  I ask everyone for their full cooperation in helping the Self-Study Task Forces obtain the information that they need to complete the self-study.

As spring semester comes to an end, plans already are underway for fall semester 2003. We will begin fall semester by meeting with President Ronald Williams on Monday morning, August 18, 2003, followed on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, with the Instruction area meeting.  Between now and then, have a wonderful, relaxing, and regenerating break.  I look forward to seeing you in the fall.


The Instructional Area Newsletter, Volume 18, No. 3

Spring 2003