RSTC students attend Leadership Day

Published 1:49 pm Monday, April 9, 2012

Amber Gray, a native of Brewton, and Austin Butters and Robert Lee White, both of Greenville, attended the first Alabama Community College System Leadership Day in Montgomery on Thursday. (Submitted Photo)

Student Government officers of Reid State Technical College participated in the first Alabama Community College System Leadership Day in Montgomery on Thursday.

Amber Gray, a native of Brewton, and Austin Butters and Robert Lee White, both of Greenville, attended the event.   Butters is the SGA secretary, while Gray and White serve as president and vice president, respectively.

Gov. Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, members of the Legislature and Alabama State Board of Education members joined the Alabama Community College System, to celebrate its first-ever Leadership Day in recognition of National Community College Month.  With more than 300 attendees from across Alabama, guests listened as Bentley, Ivey, House of Representatives members Jay Love (R-Montgomery), John Merrill (R-Tuscaloosa), and Thomas Jackson (D-Thomasville), and Alabama Community College System Interim Chancellor Susan Price addressed community college students, faculty and administrators, along with fellow legislators in attendance, as part of the event.

Following the Governor’s remarks, the Governor signed a proclamation acknowledging National Community College Month in Alabama.  Calling the Alabama Community College System the state’s “shining star.”

Designed as a chance to engage students, administrators, and others in the legislative process, the day’s events included a tour of the Alabama State House.  Community college students watched from Alabama State House galleries in the House and Senate as legislators began the arduous task of debating bills before the Legislature. Throughout the morning, legislators met with students from their districts, who were excited and appreciative of this rare opportunity.