*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

FAIR SHOT: Cardin to Host Discussion on College Affordability with Students at Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Thursday, April 2 at 2:45 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin will lead a roundtable discussion at the Germantown Campus at Montgomery College focused on college affordability and President Obama’s recent proposal to make community college tuition-free for responsible students.

WHAT:          Roundtable Discussion on College Affordability

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                        Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, Montgomery College President

                        Students and Faculty, Montgomery College

WHEN:          Thursday, April 2 at 2:45 PM

WHERE:        Montgomery College, Germantown Campus

                        Bioscience Building, Room 163

20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD

HOW:            Media please RSVP to tim_zink@cardin.senate.gov.

“All Americans deserve a fair shot at success — particularly our students, who are trying to create a better future for themselves,” said Senator Cardin. “An estimated 9 million students could benefit each year from President Obama’s ‘America’s College Promise’ proposal, meaning its benefits could positively redefine the norms of American public education. I look forward to discussing it and other innovative ideas with Montgomery College students and faculty.” 

“Whether our students want to be engineers or mechanics, nurses, teachers or cybersecurity analysts, they must have access to affordable postsecondary education,” said Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard. “The state’s economic future depends on a strong investment in education and we look forward to a conversation about college access and affordability with Senator Cardin.”