Montgomery College Student to Be Featured Speaker for “Student Advocacy Day” at Annapolis Capitol

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.

Antony Musembi, a student and a leader at Montgomery College, has been selected by the Maryland Community College Activities Directors Association (MCCADA) as this year’s Advocacy Day speaker. Musembi is an adult returning student who after a 20-year absence from higher education, decided to return to pursue his dream of obtaining a graduate degree.

WHEN: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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.

Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) is an advocate for the state’s 16 community colleges and the educational needs of the students they serve.  

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

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On September 16, 1946, the first Montgomery College classes were held in the evenings at a local high school with a student body of 186 men and women. Today, the College has grown to a multi-campus institution and serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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