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Hundreds of Community College Students to Rally at Annapolis Capitol Funding of Community Colleges a Key Issue

Release Date
2015-02-09
Contact
Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
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WHAT

Hundreds of students from community colleges across Maryland will converge on Annapolis Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015 for the 21st annual Student Advocacy Day, organized by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) to provide students with access to Annapolis lawmakers.

WHEN

9 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Inclement Weather: The event will follow the weather-related closing decisions of Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). If AACC cancels school, the event is cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. If AACC opens two-hours late, Student Advocacy Day activities will start as originally planned, at 9 a.m.

WHERE

Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401 -- President's Conference Room West

WHO

 Confirmed Speakers
Senator Nancy King
Delegate Anne Kaiser
Delegate Susan Krebs
Delegate Eric Luedtke

WHY

"Community colleges educate nearly 50% of Maryland's total undergraduate student population, training the people who fill critical roles in Maryland healthcare, cybersecurity, education, emergency response and public safety, among other key industries," said Dr. Bernie Sadusky, executive director of MACC. "When we lose state funding, we lose students, and Maryland loses skilled workers."

Student Advocacy Day pairs students with their elected representatives in face-to-face meetings. Students hope their visit to the Capitol will help lawmakers see the future cost of today's budget cuts.

MACC is an advocate for the state's 16 community colleges and the educational needs of the students they serve.

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