March 21, 2023

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib visits Schoolcraft

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib with nursing students

Schoolcraft College’s President, Dr. Glenn Cerny, hosted Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday, March 14th for a campus tour that culminated with a discussion opportunity for students. Congresswoman Tlaib, who represents Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, visited classrooms, the newly renovated Health Sciences Center, and sports facilities, where she declared she learned all about pickle ball. She stated that she was “incredibly impressed with the new facility for health and medical.”

The Congresswoman took to the stage in the College’s Kehrl Auditorium to speak to the students about her background, her work in the Michigan Legislature, and in Congress. She spoke passionately about the creation of Neighborhood Service Centers that help individuals with everyday issues such as medical bills, Veteran’s Affairs, and IRS problems, just to name a few. She stated that these Neighborhood Service Centers “can immediately change lives today.”

Multiple classes and student organizations came to hear the Congresswoman speak and actively engaged with her when she opened the floor for questions. Student’s and faculty asked questions about the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, how she maintained her mental health, the use of Harm Reduction Facilities, as well as other topics.

Dr. Cerny stated, “We are incredibly grateful for Congresswoman Tlaib’s time today. As one of the Congressional Representatives for Schoolcraft College, we felt it was important to have her visit our campus to view first-hand the work we are doing here. We look forward to continuing to work with all our elected officials to create transformational learning opportunities for our students and our community.”

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