Students Eager to Interact with Legislators at Advocacy Day

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Article by: Jennifer L. Colter

Student Leaders Aim to Tell Their Stories and Raise Community College Awareness at Student Advocacy Day in Annapolis

PGCC tells elected officials to keep higher education affordable to ensure underrepresented populations have access to resources and opportunities for career and professional growth.

Largo, MD – Fifteen Prince George’s Community College student leaders will travel to Annapolis on Wednesday , February 11, 2014 to advocate for the important role community colleges play in higher education and their benefits to Maryland. Each year, hundreds of students from the state’s 16 community colleges participate in Student Advocacy Day, where they interact with one another and their state legislators. In this forum the group will encourage support for facility renovations, full funding of operational budgets and safety upgrades. Students are encouraged to tell their personal stories and act as influencers in order to truly illustrate the crucial role community colleges play in counties across the nation.

Support equals success. According to MACC, each year, nearly 500,000 residents attend one of Maryland’s 16 community colleges, in both credit programs and continuing education and workforce development courses. Half of all undergraduate students are now enrolled in the state’s community colleges, and the institutions have increased associate degree credentials by 33% and workforce credentials by 38% since 2010.

For more information on Prince George’s Community College’s participation in Student Advocacy Day, please call (301) 546-0853.

 

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