On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, hundreds of students representing all 16 Maryland community colleges will speak with one voice in the state capital, urging lawmakers to help keep community colleges affordable by supporting full funding in the Governor’s FY2013 budget.
MACC’s annual Student Advocacy Day will be kicked off with a morning rally at 9 a.m. in the Presidential Conference Room of the Miller Senate Building in Annapolis. Legislators scheduled to address the students include Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton and Speaker of the House of Delegates, Michael E. Busch.
Students will then meet with legislators from their respective county delegations in order to emphasize support of the funding formula for the amount of state aid granted to each college and support of capital requests at community colleges throughout the state.
The day’s call-to-action also centers on the theme of “Support=SUCCESS” because community colleges can only help more citizens be successful if there is greater state support.
Students will have an opportunitiy to tell their stories of how community college is helping them achieve their goals and what being able to access such affordagle, quality higher education means to them and their families.
Please visit the Student Advocacy Day website to read some of the community college student success stories from around the state!