If you were the first in your family to attend college, please consider joining us at our Annual First-Generation Student Dessert Reception at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in JRC 209. The goal of this annual event is to connect first-generation college students with faculty and staff members from similar backgrounds.
In mingling with one another, we hope to identify the ways in which we might assist these students academically or in a co-curricular way throughout the year. Students find it immensely helpful to know that they are not alone and that some professional staff members and professors started out as First-Gens.
If you are interested in attending, please be in touch and we will send you a paper invitation and a "1st" button to wear on campus. (For those of you who have identified yourselves as First Gen in the past or previously attended a reception—your button is 'in the mail'. ) Since our First-Gen students will also receive these buttons, they will recognize your support if they see you wearing one.
Thanks for your time,
Al Lacson, Assistant Professor of History
Deanna Shorb, Dean of Religious Life