Medaille Students Make Their Voices Heard on Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day
A group of Medaille College students visited Albany on February 14 for New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day. The members of Medaille’s Student Government Association joined approximately 1,000 fellow students to express their thanks for and support of state-funded student aid and opportunity programs that help make college a reality for so many New Yorkers. In addition, the students expressed their concerns over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program and voiced their support for a state increase in Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding.
Medaille students Petrina Sciandra, Alex Clark, Allie Cicero, Sarah Carpenter and Heather Kornowski had the opportunity to speak directly with Senator Tim Kennedy, Senator Chris Jacobs, and Leah Halton-Pope, Deputy Chief of Staff for Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes.
“We stressed to these elected officials that a private education is just as important as a public education,” says Sciandra, a senior majoring in business administration at Medaille. “We wanted them to know why we chose Medaille, and to share our belief that students who choose a private college should have access to the same aid and assistance as those attending a public college.”
As the number of participants in New York Student Aid Alliance Advocacy Day indicates, the issues here are of vital importance to Medaille students and their families, Medaille alumni, and all state taxpayers. If you believe all college students deserve to be treated equitably and you are ready to take action, please visit www.limitlesslearningny.org/take-action now. Enter some brief information, including your name and address, and a letter will be sent to your elected officials.
Pictured: State Senator Tim Kennedy (second from left) with Medaille students Petrina Sciandra, Sarah Carpenter, Heather Kornowski, Alex Clark and Allie Cicero.
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