Students Meet with Legislators
During meetings with 11 state legislators, JTCC’s 2013 student delegation discussed the impact John Tyler Community College has had on their lives.
A Place That Changes Lives
At John Tyler Community College, we spend each and every day helping our students reach their goals. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are a college that’s helping Chris Kegley realize a lifelong dream to become a nurse. We are a community that’s offering Silvia Garcia Murcia the resources she needs to get ahead. We are faculty who are opening new doors for Alex Clark and Joe Herbert. And, we are the staff who support students like Donna Simmons, who are returning to school to pursue new careers. These are only a few of the stories that inspire us to do everything we can to help our students grow and our community thrive.
Click here to learn more about the students who were part of our 2013 Student Delegation to the General Assembly.
Pictured (left to right): Dr. Marshall W. Smith, Donna Simmons, Luke Griles, Del. Rosalyn Dance, Kellie Seay, Joe Herbert
Reaching Out to Legislators
On January 22 and January 30, our 2013 student delegation met with some of the legislators who serve the John Tyler Community College service region. During those meetings, the students shared their personal stories and discussed how John Tyler Community College has benefited them and the community. Click here to read about the meetings. Click here to see photographs taken during the visits. Our 2013 legislative priorities are:
Midlothian Campus – Phase III
Since opening in 2000, enrollment at John Tyler Community College's Midlothian Campus has soared. To better serve our student population, the College needs to add more academic space. We are asking the General Assembly to support the addition of a new 70,000 square foot academic building and a 350 space parking garage at our Midlothian Campus. The new building will provide:
- Academic Classrooms
- Faculty Offices
- Student Services Center
- Food Service
Protect Affordable Access to Higher Education
Tuition and fees at John Tyler Community College and Virginia’s 22 other community colleges are just over one third of the tuition and fees charged at a Virginia four-year public college or university. We, along with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), want to keep making education affordable for Virginia families.
Support the Infrastructure 21st Century Higher Education Requires
Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 405,000 Virginians in academic and non-credit workforce training programs. Expanding and modernizing the facilities and equipment our students are taught on is critical to their education.
Fully Fund the Operations of Virginia’s Community Colleges
As the leading provider of higher education in Virginia, the VCCS is seeking parity in state funding, and it is seeking help in recruiting and retaining high-quality full-time faculty members.
Click here to read more specifics about 2013 legislative agenda for Virginia’s Community Colleges. (link PDF sent by VCCS)
How Can You Help?
- Communicate with members of the General Assembly who represent your locality. To find your legislators and their contact information, please visit the Virginia General Assembly home page, and click on “Who’s My Legislator” (at the top of the page).
- E-mail Holly Walker at email@example.com if you would like to join the College delegation on future trips to the Virginia General Assembly.
Virginia General Assembly
Virginia House of Delegates Members
Virginia Senate Members
Governor Bob McDonnell
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling
Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II
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Heather Busch, Web Communications Manager