SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s students and staff recently traveled to Springfield, IL for “Student Advocacy Day” and a “Rally 4 Education” on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Seventeen (17) participants, including President Don Manning, joined in events to bring attention to the budgetary crisis many universities and colleges are facing without adequate State operational funding.
Students were given an audience with their legislators including State Senator Napoleon Harris (15th District). Meaningful dialogue took place and the students were given an opportunity to have a question and answer session with State Senator Harris. The group was also introduced in the Illinois State General Assembly session and recognized by State Representative Al Riley (39th District), State Representative Marcus Evans (33rd District), and State Representative Thaddeus Jones (29th District).
With the budget stalemate still occurring, SSC was joined by thousands of others as they made their voices heard concerning their disapproval of lack of State funding for higher education institutions, particularly Illinois community colleges who serve 65% of those attending higher education institutions. This equates to 850,000 students per year and 9 out of 10 community college graduates work, pay taxes, and raise their families in Illinois.
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