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Shaw Students Participate in HBCU Legislative Lobby Day

Students at LegislatureMarch 27, 2013 - Eighteen Shaw University students participated in the HBCU Legislative Lobby Day this semester. This annual event, hosted by Common Cause NC, trains students from local HBCUs to effectively lobby their state representatives on a legislative issue.

Students from Shaw, Saint Augustine’s, North Carolina A&T and Fayetteville State Universities met local legislators to discuss college affordability. They received training on how to prepare and meet with lawmakers to express their concerns regarding the cost and quality of higher education in NC. The students from the private institutions discussed how state funding for financial aid has diminished, negatively impacting a student’s ability to remain in school, while students from the public institutions discussed budget cuts and tuition increases made by the General Assembly.

More than 50 students participated in the event, including the following Shaw University students:

  1. Daniela Archibold
  2. Stacy Batts
  3. Blake X. Cornalino
  4. Sokhnamay Diakhate
  5. Terron Epps
  6. Richard Gamble
  7. Chris Hailey, Jr.
  8. Bradley Hicks
  9. Marcus Hickson
  10. Solomon Hughes
  11. Lamar James
  12. Kendrick King
  13. Juan Larregur
  14. Daquan Lightfoot
  15. Arthur McCoy
  16. Kerry Shipman
  17. Xavier Skinner
  18. Jordan Snow