150+ students attend ACCS Day at capitol

Published 12:10 am Friday, April 7, 2017

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College took a group of more than 150 to the state capitol on Thursday for the annual Alabama Community College System Day.

Dean of Student Services Jason Jessie said that the day provides an opportunity for all the community colleges in the state to meet on the lawn at the state capitol.

“It’s kind of a showing of unity,” he said. “And to show how important community colleges are here in the state.”

Jessie said they arrived in Montgomery around 9:30 a.m. and were going to leave around 1 p.m.

“It’s a chance for our students to meet and mingle with other students from other community colleges,” he said. “Our students also have the opportunity to meet with legislators.”

Jessie said unfortunately Rep. Mike Jones would be tied up all day and wasn’t expected to be able to meet with them, but sent his regrets.

Jessie said they were able to take students from all LBWCC campuses.

“There are well over a thousand people here,” he said.

According to the ACCS website, the event is planned as a “means to further communicate, celebrate and showcase the mission of the Alabama Community College System and our colleges.”

Colleges were invited to bring their cheer squads, athletic teams and mascots, as well as student ambassadors and other student leaders.

Guided capitol tours were available.