First Generation Celebration Day

Event Date
CentreTech Campus


November 8th is National First-Generation Celebration Day! What is first-generation? Being a First-Generation college student means that neither of your parents earned a bachelor's degree. At CCA we want to celebrate all our first-generation college students by having a day filled with inspirational, fun, and educational activities. And of course, a fiesta! Join us in as many sessions as possible and celebrate your first gen story!

Schedule of Events:

Hot Cocoa Welcome at the CentreTech Campus Outdoor Fountain AND Lowry West Quad Lobby
All of CCA is welcome to stop by and grab a hot cocoa and snack to start your day!

Alumni and Staff Panels at the CentreTech Campus Fine Arts Forum
Come hear the wonderful stories and experiences of CCA alumni and first-gen staff/faculty as they motivate us all to support first-gens.

First Gen Fiesta at the CentreTech Campus Fine Arts Forum
Time to party! What better way to celebrate this day than a fiesta. Join our first-gen students in this celebration and recognition of high-achieving students. Grab a plate and stay for the fun!

First Gen Story Telling at the CentreTech Campus Classroom Building C107
This interactive workshop uses storytelling as an act of self-advocacy and solidarity. Students will join featured artist KERRIE JOY in bringing memories to life.

Staff/Faculty PD Virtual Viewing (Join Zoom Meeting Here)
Staff and faculty can engage in a virtual viewing of a NASPA webinar focused on working with first-generation students. Attendees will be provided with access to a toolkit with resources and research on this work.

Staff/Faculty PD Mocktails and Roundtables at the CentreTech Campus Admin Building A114
Attendees of the PD Virtual Viewing are invited to join for a mocktail social hour, "First-Gen and Tonic", where we will discuss the webinar and practical next steps.

First Gen Resource Fair at CTC Fine Arts Building Lobby
Families and friends of first gens are invited to join their student to learn more about CCA and community resources that are available to them. Attendees can also join in some fun games and enter into drawings for a chance to win prizes.

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