Shippensburg University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8


Shippensburg University  FGCC

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

On Friday, November 8, 2019, Shippensburg University will host the following events:

  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Faculty and Staff Lunch and Learn: The Office for Students First and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are partnering to celebrate first-generation students at Shippensburg University through this lunch and learn experience. Guest speaker Irnande Altema, author (The Rise of a First Gen), Attorney, Strategist, and Speaker, will be sharing her experience and giving vital strategies to help support first-gen students.
  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Privilege Walk Social Activity: Join us as we take a journey on a Privilege Walk. Area Specialist Consultant, Marvin Worthy, will lead a privilege walk and discuss how we are all connected even when our backgrounds vary.
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, First-generation Student Panel: Whether you’re a faculty, staff, or student, come out and hear from our panel of first-gen students on campus. They will share their experiences and discuss what idenitfying as first-gen means to them and why first-gen students are invaluable to campus life.
  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, First-Gen Student Alliance (FGSA) Cookie-Off: The campus community is invited to join us and/or enter our first annual Cookie-Off competition. The winner, selected by a panel of judges, will receive a “golden” FG whisk, $25 gift card, and bragging rights as the Cookie Master. Join us for open discussion, hot chocolate, apple cider, cookies, and fun.

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