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Virtual Conversation: The First Gen Student Experience


The First Gen Student Experience Virtual Conversation held on April 13, 2020, was led by the students in the WVU Honors Special Topics course titled "Ambassador for Change". Dr. Kathryn Williamson, the course leader and also GWAC faculty, organized the event which also included course co-leader Dr. Michelle Richards Babb, and Provost Maryanne Reed.Over 90 attendees, which included high school students and teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as university faculty, advisors, and staff shared personal stories and modern challenges in navigating the college experience as a first gen student.

Everything from resources, guidance, curriculum, personal engagement, and social support networks were discussed along with many other valuable topics.

This event was supported by the First 2 Network, the WVU Honors College, and a "Transform This!" award from the WVU Provost's Office.

You can listen to the full conversation hereA list of resources from the conversation have also been published.