With Honors

Author and PGCC Alumnus Tawan Perry Shares His Strategies for Educational Success During the Literally Speaking Author Series November 8

By Annamarya Scaccia

Tawan Perry’s success doesn’t come without challenges.


He narrowly graduated high school, and struggled with college placement tests. He even had to push his way through development courses. Back then, Perry never thought for a second that his career would take the path that it did.

But his hard work and determination to be more than his failures has made him a prominent college success expert. An alumnus of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), Perry went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree from UMASS Amherst. He was a Greek advisor, a Residence Life professional, an Assistant Dean of Students, and Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Student Government Association Vice President and Students Commissioner. Perry’s also an award-winning author, publishing multiple educational books include College Sense: What College and High School Advisors Don’t Tell You about College, and is creator of the comprehensive Connect-5 College Completion Program.

On Thursday, November 8, Perry will return to his alma mater for its Literally Speaking Author Series Program, held at 12 p.m. During the event, he will discuss his strategies for managing student-based challenges, such as choosing the right university, maintaining positive grades, and taking advantage of scholarships and financial aid, as well as sign copies of his books and answer questions. It will take place in PGCC’s Accokeek Hall, Room 221 at 301 Largo Road in Largo.

The Literally Speaking Author Series, which is sponsored by the Prince George’s Community College Alumni Association, was launched to expose modern poetry, prose and literature from PGCC graduates or those with a relationship to the college.

To RSVP for the lecture, call 301-322-0858 or e-mail alumni@pgcc.edu.

Literally Speaking Author Series: Tawan Perry

Thursday, November 8 

12 p.m.

Prince George’s Community College 

Accokeek Hall, Room 221  

301 Largo Road  

Largo, MD 20774 

Posted on Prince George’s Suite – October 22, 2012

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