Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rep. Kagi recognized for student advocacy work

Each year, the Shoreline Community College Foundation hosts a breakfast to help raise funds for student scholarships and emergency loans.  This year's breakfast also honored state Rep. Ruth Kagi for her student advocacy efforts both within the community and the state legislature.  She was the recipient of this year's "Distinguished Service Award."

As a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors, Rep. Kagi has long been committed to helping students who otherwise wouldn't be able to access the community college system.  As the state faces further budget cuts which may affect state-funded student financial aid programs, Rep. Kagi says organizations like the Shoreline Community College Foundation are more important than ever.

Foundation president J. Scott Saunders accepted the award on Rep. Kagi's behalf, because on that very morning the 32nd District legislator was slated to be in Washington DC to give a presentation about our state's efforts to improve foster youth educational outcomes.  More info about the DC presentation, as well as Rep. Kagi's foster care presentation next week in Denver, will be posted soon here on The Advance.