Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Peirce meets Pennsylvania state legislators as part of AICUP's Student Lobby Day

A group of Peirce students and administrators headed to the Pennsylvania State Capitol on April 12 for Student Lobby Day, held by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). It was an opportunity to discuss issues that affect the many thousands of students who attend private institutions for higher education.

The group (pictured below) met with legislators and explained how state-funded financial aid made it possible for them to attend Peirce and earn their degree. The goal was to prevent any further budget cuts to the PHEAA Grant Program.

Rear (left to right): Rhonda Kane, Dorothy Malone, Chuck Wright, Abdulla Norman, Ed Miller
Front (left to right): Denise Robertson, Keishia Montague, Andrea Providence
The Peirce students and administrators who attended were excited to have the chance to make their voices heard. And while the Student Lobby Day was important for political reasons, it was also a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience. Thank you to everyone who made it possible for Peirce to be there!