University of North Carolina at Pembroke's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2022 First-Generation College Celebration

UNC Pembroke is celebrating National First-Gen Week, Nov. 7-11, 2022. They will start with a VIP dinner hosted by provost, Dr. Marsha Pollard! Followed by a kick-off event in the James B. Chavis Student Center on Nov. 8th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. where they will be giving out free buttons, t-shirts, first-gen jibbetz and connect with resources support our first-gen community. A detailed list of events at UNC Pembroke can be found here.

2021 First-Generation College Celebration

UNC Pembroke is celebrating our first-generation Braves Nov. 8 – 11 with a week full of events, workshops, resources and a “Voices of First-gen” exhibit in the University Center showcasing our first-gen Faculty and Staff all week.

Events begin Monday, Nov. 8, with a Kick-Off Celebration where students can ask questions and receive information from various departments on campus such as Financial Aid, TRiO Student Support Services, Native American Heritage Center, Student Government Association and Community & Civic Engagement.

A workshop follows this for faculty and staff, facilitated by Dr. Sonja Ardoin, where attendees learn a five-step process to welcome first-generation college students to campus and assist them to degree completion. Dr. Ardoin will also be speaking at the GenONE VIP Celebration Dinner, where she will discuss overcoming obstacles and being resilient in owning your first-gen identity.

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, Dr. Keara Ndhlovu will be facilitating a discussion on Imposter Syndrome, where attendees will receive real-world tools to combat their feelings of imposter syndrome.

For the latest updates on this celebration, follow @uncpnsp on Facebook, and Instagram and use #BraveToBeFirst and #GenONE to show your support!