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Legislative Advocacy

A Place That Changes Lives
At John Tyler Community College, we spend each and every day helping our students reach their goals. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are a college that’s helping Stevie Murray fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. We are a community that’s offering Curt Langley the opportunity to get ahead in his career. We are faculty and staff who are opening new doors for Erica Mokun. These are only a few of the stories that inspire us to do everything we can to help our students grow and our community thrive.

Click here to learn more about the students who are part of our 2016 Student Delegation to the General Assembly.

Reaching Out to Legislators
On February 24, our 2016 student delegation met with some of the legislators who serve the John Tyler Community College service region. During those meetings, our students shared their stories and discussed how John Tyler Community College has benefited them and the community.

Gloria Horne

Pictured are Dr. Edward “Ted” Raspiller, Erica Mokun, Matthew Villiott, Del. Kirk Cox, Gloria Horne, Stevie Murray, Kristina James, Curt Langley

Gloria Horne

Pictured are Curt Langley, Kristina James, Erica Mokun, Stevie Murray, Del. Lashrecse Aird, Matthew Villiott (in back), Gloria Horne, Dr. Edward “Ted” Raspiller

Virginia Community College's 2016 Legislative Priorities
The 2016 focus is on developing and strengthening Virginia's workforce by:

  • Expanding community college training programs that lead to industry-recognized certifications to fill job openings in in-demand fields such as advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and health care and to fill vacancies left by those retiring from jobs such as electricians, truck drivers and HVAC. 
  • Providing financial aid assistance to students enrolled in short-term workforce training programs.

Important Links
Virginia Community College System Blog
Virginia General Assembly
Virginia House of Delegates Members
Virginia Senate Members
Governor Terry McAuliffe
Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam
Attorney General Mark R. Herring

How Can You Help?

  • Communicate with members of the General Assembly who represent your locality. To find your legislators and their contact information, please visit the Virginia General Assembly home page, and click on “Who’s My Legislator” (at the top of the page).
  • E-mail Holly Walker at if you would like to join the College delegation on future trips to the Virginia General Assembly.


Grow By Degrees

Grow By Degrees
The Grow By Degrees coalition believes investment in higher education in Virginia will help fuel and sustain economic growth in the Commonwealth. Learn more.


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