Michigan Governor Rick Snyder reiterated his message of “relentless positive action” during a visit to Montcalm Community College on Friday.
The Governor teamed with 70th District Rep. Rick Outman, for a town hall meeting on the college’s Sidney campus to build support for the Republican Party as the Nov. 6 election nears.
“I’m a huge community college fan,” Snyder told the crowd of about 125 supporters. “I started my college career at Kellogg Community College.”
Snyder said his community college experience began when he was a junior in high school.
“There weren’t any dual enrollment systems then, so I had to do it the old fashioned way,” he said. “That’s part of the great improvement (to community colleges).”
MCC President Bob Ferrentino met with the Governor and discussed the college’s role in education.
“I was very pleased to hear the Governor recognize the value that community colleges offer in developing our workforce and growing our state’s economy,” Ferrentino said. “He understands the needs that workers have in the Montcalm area. He was pleased to hear what MCC is undertaking to support his goal of reinventing Michigan.”