Legislators stress importance of MAP grant funding at press conference
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth and Sen. David Koehler held a joint press conference at ICC on Thursday, August 13, to encourage constituents to voice their support for the continuation of MAP grant funding for students. MAP grant funds have been suspended, along with many other programs, as the budget impasse in Springfield continues into its second month.
Along with the legislators, ICC Vice President of Diversity, International and Adult Education, Dr. Rita Ali; Dean of Enrollment Management Beth McClain; Manager of Financial assistance Dana Williamsen; and several staff members and students from ICC were in attendance and offered their perspectives. Representatives from Robert Morris, Midstate, Bradley and Methodist College also attended.