On Thursday March 2, 2017 the NCC AAUP took thirty-six students to Albany, New York for the annual Higher Education Lobby Day. Our students joined with other students from across the SUNY and CUNY campuses to advocate for their education. The annual Higher Education Lobby Day saw record attendance. We started the day by joining with other students at a pep rally and then broke into smaller groups to meet with legislators. Each group met with four legislators and our students gave testimony regarding how the cost of higher education has personally impacted them and what higher education means to them and their futures. Our students were eloquent and impressive in their testimony. It was a great day and the entire NCC community should be proud of how well these students represented themselves and Nassau Community College.