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庆祝活动,以展示第一代学生支持

Carson Kuck and student members of UGA’s First-Gen Celebration planning committee, like Olamide Ogunjobi, are helping to bring the university’s first-gen community together and equip advocates. (Photo 通过 Peter Frey)

卡森库克,第一代学生 from middle Georgia who currently attends the 澳门现金赌场, vividly remembers gathering his family into the car and praying on the drive to a parking lot with Wi-Fi to check his email after getting word that UGA had released its admissions decisions.

看到烟花在接受电子邮件和感觉,他说他不能开始描述的情绪后,他很骄傲自己在高中的辛勤工作得到了回报。在那一瞬间,他知道他的生活发生了变化。

“现在和永远,我的家人,我的兄弟,我的未来配偶和孩子的生活将要改变,”他说。 “我家的整个生命一直在做什么才能让我我需要什么。”

UGA的第一代大学生的庆祝活动需要从十一月的地方。 6-8,使全体教职员工和学生共同团结既是“第一一族”和第一代的倡导者在校园。

The event aligns with National First-Generation Celebration day on Nov. 8, which commemorates the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This act ushered in programs, including federal TRiO programs, aimed at increasing postsecondary access, retention and completion for low-income, potential first-generation college students. While it is the second year of this organized celebration at UGA, it is the inaugural year of bringing a number of departments and student groups together for a campus-wide series of events.

“I’m excited for more first-generation students to be connected and involved as a result of the expanded programming and new campus collaborations for this celebration,” said Lindsay Coco, assistant director for initiatives in the Division of Academic Enhancement and celebration committee leader.

Organizers include the ­Division of Academic Enhancement, the Graduate School, the Office of Academic Advising Services, the Office of Institutional Diversity, the Office of Transfer Services, the 学生事务的部门 and student representatives from TRiO Student Support Services and #FirstGenDocs.

“From a first-gen supporter perspective, it is amazing to see the talent, experiences and strengths that these students bring with them to UGA,” said Coco. “They are charting the way to college for their families, and this means they have to figure out many things without the same knowledge of college that continuing generation students bring.”

Kuck said that he cannot wait to graduate, get a job and give back to his family for all they have done for him. He said coming to UGA sets a precedent in his hometown of Cochran because it shows high school students that this is something they can achieve if they work hard in their classes.

“When I first came here, I did not know that my parents not going to college put me in a place to use resources for guidance on how to navigate the university,” he said. “After meeting so many incoming first-gens as an orientation leader this summer, I decided to create a first-gen organization to gather them together.”

仍处于创始阶段,该组织将成为一个支持社区针对专业发展,他说。

Both Kuck and student members of the First-Gen Celebration planning committee, like Olamide Ogunjobi, make strides to bring the first-gen community together and equip advocates. Ogunjobi said her family moved from Nigeria with educational opportunities on the forefront of their minds.

“I always knew I was going to go to college, and I applied to UGA,” said Ogunjobi. “It was not until I stepped on campus that I realized what I signed up for. First-gens are hit with the transition a lot harder because we do not have someone in our family to refer to for specific advice and guidance.”

她说,她期待着十一月7圆桌会议“第一代在读研究生:与第一代学者聊天”,因为每个第一代学生都有一个故事。

“这些故事都不同,但他们有相同的节奏,我很高兴地看到我们是如何连接以及如何区别可连接人,也” ogunjobi说。 “起来,我们都可以建立我们的社区。”

Beate Brunow, director of academic partnerships and initiatives for the 学生事务的部门, celebration committee member and a first-gen student herself, said it has been great to see the number of faculty and administrators who were first-gen students participate in UGA’s First-Generation College Celebration.

“We have begun to recognize that first-gen students often do not know what they do not know, and any support we can provide through programs, mentors and dialogue can go a long way in making a difference in the success of these students,” said Brunow, who added that it is important to avoid ­approaching this population of students from a deficit perspective because first-gen students have so much to offer.

“I hope we can raise awareness about the experiences of first-gen students to both encourage these students to take advantage of the opportunities to connect with ­mentors and engage in programs that can help them navigate academic expectations and resources,” she said.

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