Congressman Sandy Levin : What People Are Saying
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"When it comes to your time and you've heard you have to go to college, you have to branch out and you feel like you don't have the opportunities when you are here in Macomb. I think if something as great as that was brought to us and it was more accessible...it would change the way kids thought. They would think it is more attainable for me, something I can do. I don't have to leave home. I don't have to change my whole life style to do something great, to go to college. I can stay here. I think it would boost a lot of people's confidence and enthusiasm to get out and stay in college."

Brittany Mullins
Warren Fitzgerald High School Student

"Our kids can do whatever they dream, and what they see feeds their dreams. There are so many reasons why we in Macomb County need and deserve a four year institution in our community, but none more important than it encourages our students to aim high."

State Rep. Fred Miller
Member, State House Education Committee

"The time is now to make the goal of higher education and a good job less elusive for Macomb County students and workers."

Commissioner Paul Gieleghem
Former VC, State House Education Cmtte.

“First and foremost, a four year university in Macomb County is probably one of the most important things that we could do to improve the quality of life in both the county and the state. I support the effort to the fullest extent, and I think that this is certainly a step in the right direction. We have been blessed to have one of the best community colleges in the country located here, but that is no substitution for a four year institution We really need to stress the importance of higher education to our young adults. Making a university education more easily accessible is one of the easiest ways to do this."

Arthur Treusch
24-year old Macomb County, WSU graduate

“Since moving [to Macomb] I decided to go back to school and get another degree in a completely different field of study, my Bachelor's Degree is in Gerontology, since I had no choice other than Macomb Community College, I attended and graduated with my Associates Degree in Accounting. I would like to move on in accounting and complete a bachelors or even a masters degree, but I struggle with the distance I would need to travel to do this. I have looked into MCC's university center program, but am not fond of my only option of Walsh College. Since I am a working mother it would be expensive and a strain to travel to a state college and complete my degree. So until we decide to move or Macomb Co gets it's act together I will not be able to make my dream come true. I support you in trying to get Macomb County into the 21st century and to realize that a factory job isn't what it used to be, College is almost the equivalent to a high school diploma 20 years ago.”

Jennifer Roginski, St. Clair Shores