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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Orefield student takes part in rally

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in

WIDENER U.

A group of seven Widener University honors students enrolled in a political science class on state and local government, recently traveled with Associate Professor Wes Leckrone to Harrisburg for Student Aid Advocacy Day.

Parker Robb of Orefield, a senior studying accounting, participated in this event.

Robb was among more than 200 students from 40 colleges and universities who took part in a rally at the state capitol April 9 and met with legislators.

Students lobbied their elected officials to protect the maximum Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency grant award of $4,123, which has been reduced from previous years.