On Wednesday, Feb.
8, 2017, eight Carroll Community College
students will join their peers from Maryland community colleges to tell their
stories to legislators and garner their continued support.
Beginning at 9 a.m., students will hear a welcome, participate in a student
rally, and listen to prepared remarks from community college leaders in the
Miller Senate Office Building. Elected officials will address the students from
all community colleges represented. Then, at 10:30 a.m., students will meet
with their senators and delegates individually by appointment.
Strong state funding helps to keep community colleges affordable, making
it possible for more students to attend college and to get the education they
need to improve their futures. Carroll Community College students will share personal
experiences about how affordable college costs can help them attain academic
and professional goals. Students will attest to how community college funding
is an investment in Maryland’s future. That is because educated and skilled employees
are more productive workers who can help increase the efficiency and
profitability of Maryland businesses, according to Dr. Kristie Crumley, Senior
Director, Student Engagement and Completion, and as documented by many human
resource management studies.
This is the 13th year that Carroll Community College students
have participated in Student Advocacy Day. The event is organized by the
Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), which represents Maryland 16
two-year higher education institutions.