First-Gen Students Celebrated with Events


Truman’s annual First Generation Celebration will take place Nov. 5-8.

Traditionally taking place during the first week of November each year, the purpose of the week is to celebrate and support the many students on Truman’s campus who will be the first in their family to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree.
This year’s events include: a library display featuring books by first-generation authors or concerning topics relevant to the first-generation college experience; tabling and giveaways on the mall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 5-6; and a virtual panel discussion of how first-generation college students can use their unique stories to self-advocate in college, work and society at 6 p.m. Nov. 8.
Students attending the virtual panel Nov. 8 will be eligible for door prizes. Register for the panel discussion here or by stopping by the table Nov. 5-6.    

Truman has received a grant from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Council for Opportunities in Education (COE) for this year’s celebration.