The University of Wisconsin-Superior will hold a virtual celebration for first-generation students on Friday, Nov. 6, from noon to 2 p.m.
The event will highlight students, faculty and staff that are the first in their family to attend college. Nearly half of UW-Superior students are the first in their families to attend college.
“I feel really thankful for my experience here at UWS,” said Madison Hale, a first-generation student majoring in social work who will speak at the celebration.
“The university has opened many doors and pushed me to greater heights with an extremely supportive group of faculty and staff that have helped me succeed in college like I could have never imagined.”
Held in recognition of First-Generation Celebration Day, the event will begin with a community celebration featuring the stories of first-generation students, staff and faculty.
“I am very excited to speak at this event and take part in this important discussion,” said Hale, who is on pace to graduate this spring.
A keynote address from JodiAnn Stevenson, host of the Real Rebel Health podcast, will be followed by a community panel discussion on UWS Culture of Care: Serving First Generation College Students featuring TRIO students, alumni and UWS faculty and staff.
This celebration, which is open to the community, can be accessed at https://uwsuper.zoom.us/j/91290838513