Students to Rally in Carson City

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Nevada Capitol Building Image

Nevada's Capitol in Carson City. Photo by TMCC Marketing and Communications staff.

Truckee Meadows Community College students will convene with collegiate representatives from all Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions at the Legislative Building in Carson City on Monday, March 2.

"This is a student rally in support of NSHE efforts to expand the Millennium Scholarship, start a community college workforce development fund, and start a state funded need-based financial aid program,” said Stephanie Prevost, Student Government Association (SGA) President at TMCC.

Members of the TMCC community who are interested in attending the event are invited to contact her for more information.

“The students are stepping up all over the state of Nevada and paying higher tuition costs, it's time for the state to step up and help us fund the future," Prevost said.

There are expected to be about 300 students present, representing all NSHE colleges and universities.

  • TMCC: 50 student representatives
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas: 150
  • Western Nevada College: 8
  • University of Nevada, Reno: 6
  • Great Basin College: 6
  • College of Southern Nevada: 75
  • Nevada State College: 12

Education Day Rally Itinerary

7 a.m. Bus leaves TMCC.
8 a.m. Bus arrives at 401 S. Carson St.
9:30 a.m. Superintendent Dale Erquiaga addresses the students.
10 a.m. Questions cards answered. Representative information packets handed out.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Students speak to legislature and staff.
1 p.m. Bus leaves 401 S. Carson St. to arrive back at TMCC about 2 p.m.

For more information about participating in the Education Day rally, contact Stephanie Prevost at the SGA Office, 775-673-7203.