United Tribes NewsUTTC student leaders visit DC
25 March 2014
WASHINGTON (UTN) - Two student leaders from United Tribes Technical College participated in the 2014 AIHEC Annual Winter Meeting and Capital Hill Days February 10-14 in the nationís capitol.
UTTC Student Senate President Gene Declay (White Mountain Apache) and Student Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Waylon Black Crow (Oglala) were among 75 students attending from Tribal Colleges and Universities around the country.
The experience was part of their leadership training while serving UTTC.
They attended advocacy workshops to prepare for effective presentations to Senators and Congressmen and women.
They were involved in Capitol Hill visits with Congressional Delegations. They attended a presentation to the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs about TCU priorities for the 113th Congress. They also took-in an important briefing about the Department of Education's new and controversial College Rating System.
All agreed that the experience was a great exercise in leadership-building.
Ė Gene Declay, UTTC Student Senate President
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