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We Are F1RST GEN Celebration 2020

National First Generation College Celebration

Academic Services is leading CBU in the National First Generation College Celebration November 2-10! The national date selected to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is Sunday, but CBU is celebrating first generation campus community members all week! Academic Services will offer engagement and spotlights via social media, as well as several synchronous events to celebrate our first-generation campus community members. If you would like to be featured on social media as first gen, please complete this online form

LOOK FOR THE #WEAREFIRSTGEN MOVEMENT AT CBU
Faculty, staff, and current students who are first-gen college graduates will show their support by displaying WE ARE F1RST GEN buttons and signs! CBU wants to celebrate and support all of its First Gen community members!   

FIRST GEN INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Check out the Academic Services Instagram page (@cbustudentsuccess) for social media highlights of first-gen students, faculty, staff, alumni, and their supporters! ·       

FIRST-GEN SWAG TABLE
Are you or someone you know a First-Generation college student? If so, head on over to Plough Library on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm and show support for the CBU first-gen community by grabbing a button as well as a sign from the swag table! 

FIRST-GEN STUDENT SUCCESS CONVERSATIONS ON IG LIVE 
This week’s topic is “Cultivating a Mindset for Success and First-Gen Students.” Peer Mentors Antonella Reyes and Austin Brown will provide the audience with different tips regarding how to use positive self-talk in order to properly cultivate a growth mindset. Drop into IG Live on Thursday, 6:00-6:30 pm, or watch the recording at @cbustudentsuccess

WE ARE FIRST GEN CELEBRATION
Watch a Zoom presentation on Friday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm about first-gen student success; a panel of first-gen faculty, staff, students, and their supporters; and voice your own support and pride for CBU first-gen graduates and students! REGISTER HERE

FIRST GEN SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS
Tune in to Instagram Live on Sunday for social media conversations about first-gen success! Check @cbustudentsuccess or cbu.edu/events for the time.

FIRST GEN ALUMNI PANEL
Hear from first-gen CBU alumni on Zoom on Tuesday, November 10 at 1:00-2:00 pm, about what made them successful and what they’re up to now! REGISTER HERE

NATIONWIDE EVENTS: 
• National First-Generation College Student Celebration for Students! (Thursday, 5:00-6:00 pm): Join DJ Faro and your first-generation college student peers and champions for this National First-Generation College STUDENT Celebration. Brought to you by the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-generation Student Success, this will be a fun-filled hour of music, trivia, and prizes. Engage on social media using hashtag #CelebrateFirstGen2020 to join forces with and show love to the first-gen community. Follow @COETalk and @FirstgenCenter on Twitter to participate in the activities leading up to the November 5 event! REGISTER HERE
• National Joint Virtual First-Generation College Celebration (Friday, 1:00-2:30 pm): The Center for First-generation Student Success and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) welcome you to participate in the Joint Virtual First-Generation College Celebration. This joint celebration will kick-off with opening remarks from Sarah E. Whitley, PhD, assistant vice president, Center for First-generation Student Success and Maureen Hoyler, JD, president of COE, as well as feature a panel discussion about the history of the first-generation student definition, utilizing an asset-based lens. You do not want to miss this virtual celebration. REGISTER HERE


First-Gen Faculty & Staff