PGCC's Athletic Department Kicks off 50th Anniversary with Student-Athlete Alumni Day

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Article by: Courtney L Davis

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Largo, Md. (September 27, 2017) - Prince George’s Community College’s (PGCC) Athletic Department will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a year-long celebration of the Past, Present and Future. The festivities will kick off on Friday, September 29 with a men’s soccer game against Frederick Community College. 

The activities continue with the Student-Athlete Alumni Day on Saturday, September 30 from 2 – 6 p.m. at PGCC’s Bermuda Soccer Field. Former PGCC student-athletes will have the opportunity to participate in alumni games and contests and enjoy a catered barbecue. The 50th Anniversary celebration gives the college an opportunity to reconnect with alumni, teach current student-athletes about the college’s athletic history, and engage with prospective students. 

Over the past five decades, the PGCC athletic department has produced top ranking men’s soccer, basketball, and track and field teams. To honor the athletic department’s past and celebrate its future, the department unveiled a new sports jersey on September 15. The new commemorative jersey is gold with a Columbia blue accent color and the letters PGCC across the chest. Gold is a staple color for the College’s intercollegiate athletics as it was one of the first colors used in the uniforms. It is also the color used to signify 50 years. 

To culminate the athletic department’s 50th Anniversary, the department is set to host the Inaugural Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on April 23, 2018. The department will release the nomination process at the Student-Athlete Alumni Day and will accept nominations starting on Monday, October 2.

In addition to the Student-Athlete Alumni Day, year-long celebration activities include an Alumni Appreciation Night, a Kid’s Night Out, and an Old Fashion Baseball Game. For more information about the events, click here or contact Jo Ann Rogers Todaro, athletic director at Prince George’s Community College, at 301-546-0513 or at todarojx@pgcc.edu.


About Prince George’s Community College

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

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