Alum of the Year
The Board of Directors at Prince George's Community College named Winfield M. Kelly, Jr., of Woodmore, the Alumnus of the Year at a recent ceremony. Kelly is the third recipient. He attended PGCC from 1972 to 1974, while serving as a member of the Prince George's County Council. He went on to become Prince George's county executive, serving from 1974 to 1978, and is now the president and chief executive of Hyattsville-based Dimensions Healthcare Systems. He is also chairman and chief executive of Suburban Bancshares, the parent company of Suburban Bank of Maryland, and is a member of charity organizations, including the American Cancer Society and the Prince George's Jaycees.
At a celebration of National Blue Ribbon schools last week in Washington, Templeton Elementary Principal Michael Castagnola received an even more exclusive award than the one his school won. He was named one of six principals nationwide to win the Terrel H. Bell Award for Exemplary School Leadership, named after the former U.S. secretary of education. Templeton, in Riverdale, was one of 226 National Blue Ribbon schools.
Nicole Crutchfield, 19, of Clinton, will represent Prince George's County at the Miss Maryland Pageant this month. A graduate of Surrattsville High School, she will compete against 30 other women for the Miss Maryland title. Miss Maryland will compete in the Miss USA pageant--a precursor for the Miss Universe pageant. Crutchfield has been modeling and competing in pageants since she was 12. She plans to attend Howard University next spring and pursue a degree in a medical field.
Roland Nelson, a volunteer for Community Television of Prince George's County, was recognized by the Alliance for Community Media for his work with the local cable channel. Since 1991, Nelson has been a public access producer working on a weekly religious program for the New Liberation Church. He also serves as a crew member for CTV News and frequently covers community events for CTV.
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