On Wednesday, October 24th, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) received the Massachusetts Community College Council Legislative Award at the organization’s annual fall conference.

“I am honored and thankful to receive the Massachusetts Community College Council’s Legislative Award. Although we have made tremendous strides in improving higher education in the Commonwealth, we must continue to work together to ensure a college education is both affordable and accessible,” stated Senator Moore.

Senator Moore was given the award in recognition for his leadership as Senate Chairman of the Joint Committee on Higher Education in ensuring increased funding for community colleges across the state in the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and for sponsoring legislation to establish a special commission to examine how to fund and support public higher education in Massachusetts.