Carroll Community College Students Participate in Student Advocacy Day

Release Date
Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
Press Release

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.