Students and graduates share success stories with legislators
Mar 23, 2012
National College students and graduates from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia attended “Hill Day” in Washington, D.C. from March 5th through the 7th to visit legislators and share their experiences as students.
Hosted by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), Hill Day is an annual event that provides the opportunity for both students and college officials to meet and advocate for college students to be able to attend the college of their choice.
In addition to training and educating students for today’s career fields, another important part of National College’s mission is to prepare them to be effective and contributing citizens in their communities, not only in the workforce but also in local, state, and federal government.
William Hartman will graduate from the business administration-management degree program at the Youngstown, Ohio campus this May. Prior to enrolling at National, he served for 2 ½ years as a field radio operator in the U.S. Marines. After sustaining an injury on the job, he was medically discharged. He found National College through a veterans’ website after clicking on a link for information on colleges that supported veterans.
During his Hill Day visit, Will met with Senator Rob Portman who represents Ohio. He asked the Senator not to support a bill that would limit how veterans can choose to spend their education benefits. He shared his story with Senator Portman and emphasized how National College’s small classes and one-on-one instruction has helped him earn a 3.7 grade point average.
Only a few months away from graduation, Will already has several clients lined up for a new business to install and repair garage doors that he may start as early as this summer. He is considering enrolling in National’s online bachelor’s degree program following the completion of his associate’s degree.
Youngstown student William Hartman is pictured talking with Senator Rob Portman about a bill that would possibly limit veterans’ options on which colleges they could attend with their tuition assistance.