FCC Students to Travel to Statehouse for Student Advocacy Day
Frederick Community College students will travel to Annapolis to join hundreds of students from community colleges across the state for Student Advocacy Day on Wednesday, Feb. 8. An FCC student was chosen to serve as this year’s student speaker at the event.
During the annual event, sponsored by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC), students encourage lawmakers to keep community college affordable. Students thank legislators for their support of community college education and funding and share stories about how access to a community college has impacted their lives.
“Our focus on Student Advocacy Day is to encourage funding support of community colleges, but it is also a powerful opportunity for our students to hear how FCC has personally impacted the lives of members of our local delegation – as most of our elected officials have either attended FCC or have family members who do or have,” said Jeanni Winston Muir, Director of the Center for Student Engagement. “Sharing stories with one another allows all of us to reflect upon the real point of our visit which is that community colleges change lives and prepare students to realize their goals and dreams.”
The students will spend the day in the Miller Senate Office Building, where they will participate in a welcome rally and hear from senators and delegates from across the state before meeting with the Frederick delegation.
FCC student Gloria George, who serves as the Phi Theta Kappa chapter president, was selected to be the student speaker at the rally.
“I feel privileged that I was chosen to advocate for affordable community college education and hope my speech resonates with Maryland’s legislative leaders,” George said. “I love everything Frederick Community College has done for me, and by becoming involved in student leadership and student advocacy, I believe I can leave a significant impact on not only my school, but also my community, my state, and the region. It’s one of the ways I say thank you.”
For more information on the MACC Student Advocacy Day, visit http://mdacc.org/advocacy/student-advocacy-day