Lycoming alumnus to speak about college and career readiness

Lycoming College alumnus Amilcar Guzman will present the free public lecture, “No Child Left Behind: The Impact on College and Career Readiness,” at 4 p.m. Oct. 24 in Honors Hall. The event is hosted by the college’s department of sociology-anthropology.

Guzman is an associate for national and federal policy initiatives at Data Quality Campaign in Washington, D.C. Guzman, a 2008 Lycoming graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology, works at the national and federal level to support the effective development and use of longitudinal data systems to promote student success.

Prior to joining Data Quality Campaign in 2012, Guzman served as a research and policy associate at the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships and has also held positions on Capitol Hill, including in the office of Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, where he worked on student financial aid issues.

He began his career in Washington, D.C., through a Public Policy Fellowship from the Congressional Hispanic Institute. Guzman earned a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a member of both the Lycoming College and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Alumni Association Executive Boards.