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First-Generation College Student Network
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By definition a First-Generation College Student is one whose parents have not received a college degree from a 2-year or 4-year institute. This category can then be separated into other identifiers which could include various academic and socio-economic factors.

The mission of the First-Generation College Student Network is to provide an opportunity for members to increase awareness about the experiences of first-generation college students and to share knowledge and best practices for first-generation college student success.

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Educational Session Guidelines/Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

• Identify unique challenges faced by first-generation college students Understand how the unique characteristics and backgrounds of first-generation college students impact their orientation, transition, and retention

• Apply knowledge of research and best practices to different institutional contexts

• Connect with colleagues from other institutions to disseminate ideas, discuss relevant topics, share resources, and/or work to find solutions in support of first-generation college student success

Devan Zgleszewski
Network Co-Chair
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Chad Zoller
Network Co-Chair
Virginia Tech

1.866.521.NODA (6632) | 1200 S Washington Ave, Suite 215, Minneapolis, MN 55415