Four Quinnipiac Students Attend Democratic National Convention

HAMDEN (WTNH) — Four Quinnipiac students are attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Ayah Galal of Prospect and Brendan Labanara of Branford, both from Connecticut are headed to Philadelphia for the convention. The other two students are Joseph Iasso of Port Jefferson, N.Y. and Jack Onofrio of Portsmouth, R.I.

The four students have been in Philadelphia since July 17, they were participating in “The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars’ Democratic National Convention Seminar.” They spent last week attending guest lectures led by political leaders and scholars. Starting today they will volunteer on-site on the democratic national convention grounds.

“The conventions give students an insider’s perspective on the political process and a front row seat to history,” said TWC President Mike Smith. “This seminar is an immersion into the campaign world, giving students numerous opportunities to study the nomination process from start to finish. I can’t think of a more meaningful way to take part in political discourse.”

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held from July 25th to 28th.

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