SCSU President at White House for College Opportunity Day of Action

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WASHINGTON DC – Southern Connecticut State University President Mary Papazian will be at the White House Thursday along with other leaders to talk about increasing access to higher education.

Papazian is participating in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. She will join President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama at the event, along with hundreds of other college presidents and higher education leaders. Papazian said in a statement that she will talk about increasing college access, with the school’s efforts to boost STEM education.

College president’s who are participating were committing to work in one of four areas: Building college networks;  creating K-16 partnerships around college readiness; investing in high school counselors; and increasing the number of college graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

President Obama is expected to announce funding in the amount of $10 million to help promote college completion, and a $30 million AmeriCorps program that will improve low-income students’ access to college.

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  • Amy Kirby

    I’d say that first of all they need to encourage students already in the school. A lot of high schoolers hardly realize what they are supposed to do after the graduation. I do not say that everyone should go for college or university but some talented students simply don’t know all the possibilities. I’ve read on My Essay Writers Online comments of students who had to both study and work because they’ve missed their chance to enroll. That is why I think it’s an excellent idea to educate student on the matter.