ÐÇ¿Õ´«Ã½ Celebrates Its First-Generation Students, Staff, and FacultyÂ
Posted Nov 09, 2023
Nov. 8 is National First-Generation College Celebration Day and this is the time to celebrate students, staff, and faculty who are the first in their family to pursue an undergraduate college degree.
°¿³Ù³Ù±ð°ù²ú±ð¾±²Ôâ€™s Office of Social Justice and Activism partnered with the Counseling Center in hosting the University’s very own First-Generation College Celebration earlier today. At the event, Wendy Sherman Heckler, °¿³Ù³Ù±ð°ù²ú±ð¾±²Ôâ€™s provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs, shared her story of becoming a first-generation student herself.
The Celebration included music, food, and amazing conversation from OSJA Director Selethia Brown and Chief Diversity Officer Frank Dobson, a first-generation graduate himself, as well as from current first-generation students who talked about their experiences being the first in their families and what it means to them to be a first-generation student, the importance of providing support to those students. Counselors Denise Harrison and Sarah Perry, also first-generation graduates, were on hand to share their stories and lend support to the first-generation students.
Learn more about the Office of Social Justic and Activism, the Counseling Center, and Student Success and Career Services â€” all of which are great resources for °¿³Ù³Ù±ð°ù²ú±ð¾±²Ôâ€™s first-generation students as they pave the way for generations to come!