UA Cossatot Students visit State Capital
March 23, 2022
UA Cossatot students recently visited the State Capital to learn about legislation, met with their state delegation, and visit with the Governor.
The student groups consisted of UA Cossatot Student Ambassadors, Rotaract, and Youth Build.
Students first met with State Representative DeAnn Vaught and Collin Callaway with Arkansas Community Colleges and discussed federal versus state issues, roles of Governor versus legislature, how a bill becomes a law, and legislative advocacy 101.
Students were then given a tour of the Capital, followed by a panel discussion on hot topics from the 2021 session and anticipated issues for 2023. The visit ended with students meeting with Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson. Students asked Governor Hutchinson questions, followed by a group picture.
UA Cossatot’s Director For Student Success and Enrichment and Student Ambassador Sponsor, Erika Buenrrostro, said, “It was an amazing experience for all the students and sponsors who visted the Capital. This was some of our students' first time visitng the Capital. There is always something new to learn and experience. Thank you to Collin Callaway, Representative DeAnn Vaught, and Governor Hutchinson for making this a fantastic experience for our students!”
For more information, contact Erika Buenrrostro at 870-584-1133 or email@example.com.