JJC Student Trustee Attends the State of the Union Address

Joliet Junior College student trustee Keith Bryant attended the State of the Union address on Tuesday Feb. 12 as the guest of Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11).JJC Student Trustee Attends the State of the Union Address
“I am honored to be invited to this historic event and to be the first student trustee of Joliet Junior College to attend the State of the Union,” said Bryant. “Joliet Junior College provides important programs for people like myself trying to build new careers and I’m proud to represent them here today.”
Bryant, of Joliet, is a nontraditional student who began studies at JJC after leaving a career in construction. He is studying network system security and information technology and expects to graduate in May of 2014. He is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the president of Students Happy About Reaching their Potential (SHARP) and a new student orientation student leader.

“I am honored to have Mr. Bryant as my guest for the State of the Union address,” said Foster. “His story serves as an important reminder of the need to invest in education and in training to equip workers with the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. As we face potentially devastating cuts from the sequestration, I urge my colleagues in Congress to remember people like Mr. Bryant who are working to build a better future for their families and communities with training and education to get them on the path towards a career that will last.”

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