Students go to Annapolis in support of county’s community college -- Gazette.Net


Prince George’s Community College students journeyed to Annapolis on Feb. 6 to advocate for increased support for the school and area colleges before Del. Jolene Ivey (D-Dist. 47) of Cheverly and the Prince George’s County House Delegation.

“They were talking to the Prince George’s County Delegation about issues before them such as ways to keep college affordable and to share personal stories and dreams for the future,” said Mona Rock, a school spokeswoman.

Andrea Bryant, a 29-year-old studying health information management, went to Annapolis to advocate for efforts such as renovations to the Largo campus and an additional $1 million for adult workforce development training, she said.

“We are trying to express a need to our delegates that PGCC is here and we’re serious,” said the Hyattsville resident. “We want to continue to grow and get better and better.”

Bryant was joined by Arthur Gulla of Fort Washington, Elvina Newton Tryer of Greenbelt, Fernandina Neptune of Upper Marlboro, Kelly Davidson of District Heights, Kimberley Samuel of Cheverly, Monica Samson of Bowie, Musarrat Haque of Lanham, Reandrea Stapleton of New Carrollton, Rhianna Campbell of Lanham, Richard Naithram of Beltsville, Rosa Hernandez of Hyattsville, Turayo Tijani of Upper Marlboro, Victoria Quashie of Bowie and Zonel Hartley of New Carrollton.