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Brazosport College students meet with elected officials in Austin

Brazosport College students meet with elected officials in Austin

Wed Jan 30, 2019

Community College Day 1

Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen poses for a photo with Brazosport College students during Community College Day at the Capitol festivities in Austin. Speaker Bonnen discussed a variety of issues with the students, as well as answered questions. Pictured are, from left, Jessica Echazaretta, Jeniffer Alanis, Olivia Velez, Cristina De Hoyos, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Anthony Villarreal, Celeste Johnson, Darian Arias, Justin Peel and Michelle Morrison.

Community College Day 2

Senator Kel Seliger talks to a group of Brazosport College students during Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin.

Community College Day 3

Molly Spratt, Higher Education Policy Analyst for Senator Joan Huffman, answers questions from Brazosport College students during Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin.

Community College Day 4

Brazosport College student Anthony Villarreal poses a question to Braden Kennedy, Policy Analyst for Senator Brandon Creighton, during Community College Day at the Capitol in Austin.

A group of Brazosport College students recently traveled to Austin and participated in the Community College Day at the Capitol festivities.

The BC students, representing the College’s Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa, joined community college students from across the state for a welcome rally on the Capitol south steps, as well as a panel discussion with policymakers and community college leaders on Jan. 30.

A day earlier, the BC students also met with some of their elected representatives and had opportunities ask questions. Throughout the day, students met with Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen; Senator Kel Seliger; Molly Spratt, Higher Education Policy Analyst for Senator Joan Huffman; and Braden Kennedy, Policy Analyst for Senator Brandon Creighton.

BC students making the trip to Austin included Jeniffer Alanis, Darian Arias, Cristina De Hoyos, Jessica Echazaretta, Celeste Johnson, Michelle Morrison, Justin Peel, Olivia Velez and Anthony Villarreal.

Community College Day is an opportunity for hundreds of students from the state’s 50 community colleges to visit the state capitol in Austin and tell the community college story, meet with elected officials and discuss important issues facing their institution.