Louisiana Delta Community College

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Some members of Louisiana Delta Community College and the University of Louisiana at Monroe will be taking the day on, not off, on January 15, 2018. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort.

 

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The state's Community & Technical College System leaders are optimistic about the impact of a proposed two-year tuition-free plan heralded by President Obama in Tuesday night's State Of The Union.  Louisiana Community & Technical College System President Dr. Monty Sullivan says more people earning a college education is a positive.

"Those earning a diploma can strengthen our  economy and workforce," Sullivan said.  The program is estimated to be about $60 billion over ten years.