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A Taste of College Park, Maryland

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT COLLEGE PARK?
  1. College Park is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland. The population was 30,413 at the 2010 United States Census. It is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 1994 the city has also been home to the "Archives II" facility of the U.S. National Archives.

  2. The Lakeland neighborhood was developed beginning in 1892 around the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, whose Branchville and Calvert Road depots were located approximately one mile to the north and south, respectively. Lakeland was created by Edwin Newman, who improved the original 238 acres located to the west of the railroad. He also built a number of the original homes, a small town hall, and a general store. The area was originally envisioned as a resort-type community. However, due to the flood-prone, low-lying topography, the neighborhood attracted a lower-income population became an area for African-American settlement. Around 1900, the Baltimore Gold Fish Company built five artificial lakes in the area to spawn goldfish and rare species of fish. A one-room school was built in 1903 for the African-American population; a new school was built in 1925.

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Demographics of College Park, Maryland

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

63.0%

14.3%

0.3%

12.7%

11.9%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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(BPRW) University of Maryland Honors President & CEO of Horizon Consulting Incorporated

- Named President Elect of the Board of Governors for the Alumni Association and Recipient of 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – November 12, 2013 – Lansdowne, Va. – Horizon Consulting Incorporated announced that its President and CEO, Wanda Alexis Alexander has received two designations from the University of Maryland. Alexander has been named the President Elect of the Board of Governors for the University of Maryland’s Alumni Association and is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Undergraduate Studies of University of Maryland, College Park.


President and CEO of Horizon Consulting Incorporated, Wanda Alexis Alexander, gives a brief, but moving speech as she receives her Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was also named President Elect of University of Maryland's Alumni Association Board of Governors.


Annually, the University honors various alumni who continually serve the University, local communities and the world abroad. Specific colleges within the University recognize alumni who have achieved recognition for excellence in their respective professions.

The Alumni Association held its annual awards gala on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The black tie affair took place at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the campus of University of Maryland College Park and was attended by more than 500 guests.

“It is my desire to give back to the University that poured so much into me and pulled so much out of me at the same time,” states Alexander. “It is truly an honor to be on the receiving end of both of these designations [President Elect and Distinguished Alumni] and I look forward to continuing to serve my Alma mater,” she concludes.

As of July 2013, Alexander began her position as President Elect of the University of Maryland’s Alumni Association Board of Governors, whose purpose is to evaluate the mission, strategic direction and future programming of the Alumni Association. She was first elected to the Board in 2009; as President Elect Wanda will serve two consecutive, two-year terms and move on to the Board of Trustees in 2017.

About Horizon Consulting Incorporated
Horizon Consulting Incorporated is a minority and women-owned business specializing in high-volume workflow management and consulting services to a wide variety of local, state, and federal government agencies. Headquartered in Lansdowne, Virginia, Horizon is the leader in project management and efficient high volume work processing. From needs assessment and project framework design to application processing and quality assurance, Horizon has nearly 20 years of experience serving government agencies, and has developed a reputation for professionalism, dependability, and excellent customer relations. In 2002, Horizon landed on Inc. Magazine’s list of the nation’s 500 privately-held fastest growing companiesand on the later created Inc. 5000 list in 2010. For more information please call 703-726-6430 or visit www.horizon-inc.com.

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Businesses in College Park, Maryland


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Alina's Hair Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   - 7319 Baltimore Avenue College Park, Maryland 20740 (301) 454-0262  - (visit website)

  2. Nekesa's Natural Radiance Hair Loft -  Category: Hair Salons -   - 3829 Main Street College Park, Maryland 30331 (404) 835-2117  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Big Play Sports Grill -  Category: Bars Sports Bars Soul Food -   7313-A Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740 (301) 454-0135   - (reviews)

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.University of Maryland College Park Orientation Traditions Video

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CHURCHES



  1. Embry A.M.E. Church -  5101 Lakeland Rd College Park, MD 20740 (301) 474-7503  - (visit website)

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