Other college students surround Marywood student Scott Gartley, who is standing at a podium on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., advocating for educational causes.
Marywood University SGA President-elect Scott Gartley spoke recently at AICUP’s Day on the Hill, a state education advocacy event, on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.

Marywood Students Join Annual AICUP Day on the Hill

A group of six Marywood students and a staff member recently participated in the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Day on the Hill in Harrisburg, Pa. They were among 170 attendees from 23 different schools.

The annual one-day event, which was held this year on April 9, brings students from AICUP schools across the Commonwealth together at the Harrisburg Capitol Building to advocate on behalf of their institutions and the Pennsylvania State Grant Programs. Participants get the opportunity to meet with legislators and see how the advocacy process works in Harrisburg.

The six students, all members of the Student Government Association, met with Pennsylvania State Representatives from Lackawanna County, including Rep. Kyle Donahue, Rep. Bridget Kosierowski, and Rep. Kyle Mullins, as well as Pennsylvania Senator Marty Flynn. 

Student Government Association (SGA) President-elect Scott Gartley was selected to speak at the event on behalf of Marywood University. Other Marywood student participants were: Ian Kovatch, Rosalyn Page, Aiyanna Jean, Kevin Budveit, and Kelly Royer. Dr. Ross Novak, Dean of Students, accompanied the students during the event.