SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. -- U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-17th District) invited college presidents and students from his congressional district to participate in a college roundtable held recently at Wilkes University.
The roundtable was a great opportunity for both administrators and students to share their insights on a wide range of topics such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics education; student loans; job opportunities for graduates; veteran’s educational opportunities; and President Barack Obama’s proposed rating system for colleges.
In addition, Cartwright shared his thoughts on the educational priorities of access, affordability and the importance of post-secondary education. He sought feedback on the importance of Pell grants for students since there currently is serious discussion in Congress on the elimination of these grants.
Penn State Schuylkill was represented by Chancellor Kelly M. Austin and Gabriel Rohrberg, Student Government Association president. Both Austin and Rohrberg said they appreciated the opportunity to share their insights with Rep. Cartwright. Cartwright indicated that this will be an annual event.