University of Washington, Tacoma's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8


University of Washington, Tacoma FGCC

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

UW Tacoma will commemorate National First-Generation College Celebration by hosting a series of events throughout the week of November 4, 2019. The main event is on Friday, November 8, 201,9 and will feature a keynote address from Bernard E. Anderson, Ph.D., UW Tacoma Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life.

A new series of “We are First-Generation” campaign posters will be unveiled at the event. These posters showcase the voices of first-generation college students, staff and faculty at UW Tacoma. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to sign their pledge as first-generation students to finish their four-year degree.

To promote Friday’s celebration, faculty and staff on all three UW campuses who were first-generation college students have been invited to wear “I Am First-Generation” buttons. First-generation students comprise an impressive 56 percent of the undergraduate enrollment at UW Tacoma. As a university we take great pride in supporting their experiences within our community.

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