Monday, July 18, 2011
For Planning Purposes Only
CONTACT: Rachel, McKnight, Mikulski, 202-224-8879
Sue Walitsky, Cardin, 202-224-4524
José Dante Parra, Reid/DPCC, 202-224-2939
Washington, DC—Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin will join eight university presidents from institutions with significant minority populations to highlight the importance of Pell Grants the nation’s economic prosperity. Also present will be dozens of college students of all backgrounds who will come to Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers how important Pell Grants are to their ability to achieve economic mobility and help the U.S. maintain a competitive labor force. Pell grants are especially vital for Hispanic and African-American students, who often come from low-income families, making the program key to their graduation prospects, their future economic success and America’s overall competitiveness.
WHO: Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Pres. Mark Rosenberg, Florida International University
Pres. Mortimer Neufville, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Pres. David Wilson, Morgan State University
Pres. Wim Wiewel, Portland State University
Pres. Charles Bantz, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Pres. Mark Becker, Georgia State University
Pres. John Welty, California State University, Fresno
Pres. Leo Morton, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Dozens of college students whose professional futures depend on the nation’s investment in Pell Grants.
WHAT: Event highlighting the importance of Pell Grants for the nation’s economic health.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 AM
WHERE: SD-106, Senate Dirksen Office Building
Note: The event will be webcast and can be viewed by clicking on http://democrats.senate.gov/pell-grants