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HCC students rally to keep community college affordable

HCC students rally to keep community college affordable

In a speech to community college students and legislators from across the state Wednesday, Columbia resident Akbar Tolbert talked about the major life events that led up to his decision to attend community college.

He was one of 13 Howard Community College students who traveled to Annapolis Wednesday to rally for state support of community colleges as part of the Maryland Association of Community College's Student Advocacy Day. Tolbert was the featured student speaker at the event.

"In 2010, my father passed away from complications of diabetes," Tolbert told the crowd in the Senate Office Building. "Being in tenth grade at the time, I wasn't quite sure how to...

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