National Higher Education Day History
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National Higher Education Day was founded in February 2015 by Izamar Olaguez in an effort to convince United States students that higher education is for everyone and to promote college affordability.  The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Higher Education Day to be observed annually on June 6th.

In 2016, National Higher Education Day engaged more than 550 individuals nationwide along with 11 universities, 2 blockbuster movies, and NASCAR. Overall, #NationalHigherEducationDay reached over 10,000 people across the United States. 
"It is my desire to have a National Higher Education Day to educate and promote the many different ways students can fund their education. By having a National Day I will be able to inspire students of all ages to never give up on their dream of receiving a higher education degree!"   
Founder of National Higher Education Day,
Izamar Olaguez