ESCC STUDENTS ATTEND FIRST-EVER LEADERSHIP DAY IN MONTGOMERY
Governor Proclaims April National Community College Month in Alabama
Montgomery, AL– Enterprise State Community College and the Alabama Aviation Center attended the first-ever Leadership Day in Montgomery, AL. ESCC students Seth McCollough (Jack, AL), Amber Nolin (Enterprise, AL), Debra Jackson (Ozark, AL) and Alabama Aviation Center students Scott Herbster (Enterprise, AL) and Andy Waddail (Elba, AL) attended a leadership breakfast with over 300 other attendees. Guests were Governor Robert Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, House of Representatives members Jay Love (R-Montgomery), John Merrill (R-Tuscaloosa), and Thomas Jackson (D-Thomasville), and Alabama Community College System Interim Chancellor Susan Price. Each addressed community college students, faculty and administrators, along with fellow legislators in attendance, as part of the Alabama Community College System’s (ACCS) first-ever Leadership Day.
Following the Governor’s remarks, the Governor signed a proclamation acknowledging National Community College Month in Alabama. Calling the Alabama Community College System the state’s “shining star,” Gov. Bentley expressed his support of the system.
“Everywhere I go, I tell people that our state’s two-year college system is one of the best educational and workforce development systems in the country. Nothing helps me more than the Alabama Community College System to produce jobs for this state,” he said.
Designed as a chance to engage students, administrators, and others in the legislative process, the ACCS Leadership Day included participants from across the state.
The day’s events included a tour of the Alabama State House where community college students watched from the House and Senate galleries in the Alabama State House as legislators began the arduous task of debating bills before the Legislature. Throughout the morning, legislators met with students from their districts who were excited and appreciative of this rare opportunity.
In recognition of National Community College Month in Alabama, Alabama’s community and technical colleges are hosting a variety of events across the state throughout the month.