Trinidad State News

Trinidad State student chosen for trip to Washington, D.C.

Valley Campus / February 17, 2015


Two Colorado students, along with students from the other 49 states, will represent the nation’s 12-million community college students as they travel to Washington, D.C. for the National Student Advocacy Conference next month. Danielle Armstrong from the Trinidad State Valley Campus in Alamosa and Ed Miller from Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood will make their voices heard as they discuss community college concerns including Pell Grants, student loan interest rates, Federal work-study funding, Perkins Funding for Community Colleges, textbook prices, and student debt relief.

Armstrong serves as the Legislative Liaison for the State Student Advisory Council known as SSAC. It is her responsibility to meet with the legislators and relay information pertinent to the community colleges to SSAC.

She also serves as the Vice President for Marketing for the Student Government Association on the Trinidad State Valley Campus and is responsible for advertising student events. Armstrong is working toward her psychology degree with an emphasis in Addiction Counseling. To handle her new state office and her current obligations including three young children, Armstrong scaled her academic load down to 14 credit hours this semester.

She said, “I enjoy serving in these capacities. I have a good support system here.”

The trip to Washington will happen from March 14 through 17.