November 8th is National First Generation day. I want to take a moment to recognize all of the current students and graduates who identify as first-generation. First-generation can mean a variety of things as a college student. You may be the first person in your family to go to college-the traditional definition of first-generation-or you may be the first person in your family to attend school in the U.S. Some people have questions like, “Well if my mom only got her associates am I first gen?” Or “My dad started at a community college but dropped out, am I first gen? And even “My mom is currently working on her degree, am I first gen?” To me the answer to all of these questions is yes!
Hopefully someone on your campus is celebrating First Generation Day, however if not feel free to share with us why you are proud to be a first generationer!