Shippensburg University's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

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2020 First-Generation College Celebration

The Office of Students First at Shippensburg University is excited to announce a week of First-Generation celebration events. We are going to kick off our week with a book discussion of Dr. Khalid Mumin's Problem Child: Leading Students Living in Poverty Towards Infinite Possibilities of Success. We will also host two more panels with our First-Generation Administration members and some of our first-generation students. The Office of Students First will also be offering a limited in-person celebration event that will give our students the opportunity to paint their success and celebrate all first-generation students. We will wrap our week up with a recap via our Office of Student Retention pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We are excited for a great week of understanding and celebration!

Please check our weeks' events on our website here.

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.

For the latest updates on this celebration, follow @su_student_retention on Instagram.