CCBC students travel to Annapolis to participate in Student Advocacy Day

Feb 08, 2016 | by Hope Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 443.971.5560 (cell)

Community College Students to Assemble and Advocate for College Affordability Feb. 10

Student Advocacy Day
Fifteen CCBC students will travel to Annapolis joining hundreds of students from across the state to encourage lawmakers to address several years of reduced state funding resulting in significant tuition increases. With nearly a half million students enrolled in Maryland’s 16 community colleges, decisions made regarding community college funding can greatly impact students locally and regionally in their ability to afford college and their local institution.

Several invited representatives from the House and Senate will address students during the Student Advocacy Day rally. CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis will join the students in meeting with legislators following the rally to share personal stories and advocate for increased funding for community colleges.

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Student Rally
10:30 a.m. – on
  • Individually scheduled meetings with legislators
Inclement Weather procedures: The event will follow weather-related closing decisions of Anne Arundel Community College. If AACC cancels school, the event is cancelled, and will not be rescheduled. If AACC opens 2 hours late, Student Advocacy Day activities will start as originally planned at 9 a.m.

Miller Senate Office Building
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
President’s Conference Room East


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