University of Wisconsin-Stout's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2021 First-Generation College Celebration

To celebrate the diverse experiences of our first-generation students, the Stout TRIO programs (Student Support Services and the McNair Scholars Program), Marketing and Communications, and the Involvement Center will organize the event to include a first-generation speaker, a career readiness workshop facilitated by Career Services, a staff/faculty networking session, and a panel discussion. These activities will capture the broad perspectives of our students, staff, and faculty on campus as well as the growth and lifelong presence of the first-generation identity as one progresses from their undergraduate career into the workforce. Other activities will include a social media campaign to highlight the diverse stories and interactive and engaging activities in the student center. 

2020 First-Generation College Celebration

For 2020, the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) plans to continue the tradition of celebrating first-generation students, staff, and faculty by holding a virtual panel discussion open to the campus community. In addition, there will be an all-day Instagram takeover of first-generation stories.

Previous First-Generation College Celebrations

UW-Stout has participated in the National First-Generation Celebration since its inception in 2017. Student Support Services, the McNair Scholars Office, the Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, SPEAK UP, the Involvement Center, and Marketing Communications have joined efforts in making the celebration a cross-campus collaboration to recognize the achievements of our first-generation college students, staff, and faculty. In previous years, the efforts involved a full-day event of reflective activities to share the varied first-generation experiences of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

For the latest updates on this celebration, follow the University of Wisconsin–Stout trio programs on Facebook (SSS and McNair Scholars) and @uwstout_trio_sss on Instagram and visit their website to show your support!