Community College Day 2019
TACC was honored to once again host Community College Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Eager and engaged community college students met with their elected officials and advocated to advance the mission of their college and TACC’s legislative priorities for the 86th session. With an attendance of 1,151 students and faculty from colleges across Texas, the hallways of the state capitol came to life with students' desire to learn and lobby for issues they deemed crucial to their education and future. The day began with a rally on the capitol steps filled with school colors, inspirational words and motivating speeches from Senator Kel Seliger, Dr. Greg Williams, President of Odessa College, Texas Junior College Student Government Association, and Jacob Fraire, President and CEO of TACC. We closed the day with a robust discussion led by Young Invincibles (YI), founded in 2013 YI focuses their advocacy efforts on two key priorities for young adults in Texas: the intersection between workforce development and higher education, and access to mental health services. Overall, it was a great day.
Thanks to everyone who traveled to Austin to make sure Community College Day at the Capitol was a success. We’re grateful for your efforts!
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