Mississippi’s community colleges thank legislators for support
Written By: Teresa McCreery
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Date Submitted: 2014-03-06 08:06:33
JACKSON –Representatives from the state’s 15 community/junior colleges gathered for a special luncheon honoring legislators in Jackson, thanking them for supporting the two-year college system. The informal luncheon was also a special opportunity for faculty and students to show off some of their culinary arts, hospitality and music programs. Each community/junior college’s faculty, students and administrators had the opportunity to meet with some of the state’s highest officials like State Treasurer, Tate Reeves, Secretary of State Delbert, Hoseman and district legislators.
“This was an incredible opportunity to meet our local-state representatives. Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman joined us for lunch and after spending time with our JCJC group, he offered me an internship. I appreciate the opportunity to network and learn from our state leaders and the possibility of interning for Secretary Hoseman,” said Hannah Pruitt, sophomore JCJC student from Ellisville.
Mississippi’s community colleges enroll more than 75,000 students, including 54 percent of all undergraduates and nearly half of all students taking a college credit course. The nation’s oldest community college system serves nearly 250,000 Mississippians each year in university transfer, career/technical, workforce and adult education programs.