Kuster Visits White Mountains Community College to Discuss Reopening Plans with College Leadership
Washington, DC, August 27, 2020
Tags: Investing in Education
Berlin, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited White Mountains Community College (WMCC) and met with school leadership to receive updates on the college’s reopening plans and preparations as students return to classroom and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion comes after Rep. Kuster held a virtual roundtable with New Hampshire college and university presidents earlier this month to discuss campus COVID-19 testing strategies and reopening plans for the fall semester.
“For educational institutions like White Mountains Community College, the COVID-19 pandemic has been uncharted territory with many complicated challenges to navigate,” said Kuster. “WMCC’s commitment to providing a safe environment for their students during this unprecedented time is evident, however, WMCC and other institutions still need the support of Congress. While the relief funding Congress has provided to schools has been helpful, we must take further action. I look forward to taking the insights I heard today back with me to Washington as I continue my efforts to ensure schools and the academic sector have the necessary resources to get through this crisis.”
“We so appreciated Congresswoman Kuster visiting WMCC today,” said Chuck Lloyd, President of White Mountains Community College. “It meant a lot to have her personally see the precautions we put in place for our students and broader community while spending time talking through our reopening plans. Her visit to campus also gave us the opportunity to thank her for her continued support during this time.”
In May, Kuster voted in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House and includes nearly $27 billion in aid for colleges and universities, as well as $4 billion for states to distribute to K-12 schools and higher education institutions.