Celebrating First-Gen Students at GCU

Being a first-generation college student is a huge milestone not just for students, but also for their families, according to several speakers who recently participated in Georgian Court University’s celebration of first-generation students. Not every journey is alike, they said, but they all share some things in common: a high value in education, an understanding of its overall benefits, and charting new territory—a move that takes both being bold and being brave.  

“It was heartwarming to witness our faculty, staff, and students come together to share their journeys as first-generation college students,” said Danielle Lamb, director of TRIO–Student Support Services, who was joined at the podium by Joy Smith, Ed.D., one of the university’s chief diversity officers and director of GCU’s Educational Opportunity Fund program.

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