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Prince George's Community College Students Participate in Annual Student Advocacy Day

LARGO, Md. (February 1, 2024) Community college students across Maryland have come together for Student Advocacy Day, an annual event sponsored by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) that provides constituents direct access to elected officials. Students also advocate for state support of community colleges. The 2024 Student Advocacy Day Kickoff will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, MD.

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) students have participated in Student Advocacy Day for over 17 years, joining other community college students from across the state to advocate and share how community colleges have enriched their futures. This year’s legislative agenda will cover tuition affordability, equitable state funding for Maryland’s public colleges and universities, state-of-the-art classrooms and equipment, innovative training programs, and enhanced student services.

Student Advocacy Day also allows students from each college to meet with legislative officials collectively. Maryland Delegate Nicole Williams of District 22 will host participating students for a meet and greet with the Prince George’s County Delegation in the Prince George’s County House Delegation Room, followed by the formal MACC Student Advocacy Day program on February 6, 2024. 

With community college enrollment up by eight percent in Maryland and rising nationwide this year, investment in these institutions is now more critical than ever. Dual enrollment programs and recently passed legislation such as Blueprint for Maryland’s Future – which provides free tuition to dually-enrolled high school students – have contributed to these increases, laying the groundwork for the state’s future workforce as most Maryland community college students remain in-state after graduation.

For more information about Student Advocacy Day, contact Paulett McIntosh, Program Director of Student Engagement and Leadership, at mcintopd@pgcc.edu. To learn more about PGCC, click here.

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About Prince George’s Community College

Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County.

Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands.

For more information, visit the College website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George's Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.