First Generation Students Celebrate

ASU community enjoys giveaways and information about on campus resources for first generation students

By Mason Hightower
On November 11, 2020

Photo courtesy of 
Angelo State University's Freshman College 

National First Generation Day on Nov. 8th is celebrated every year since it was established in 2017. Parent & Family Programs along with ASU First Generation Rams host a number of activities to celebrate the university’s connection to families. 

The festivities scheduled included a t-shirt & candy giveaway, a selfie station,a First Gen spotlight, a Financial literacy video, a social media campaign to show off First Gen Pictures and lastly social media congratulatory shoutouts for first generation college students using the hashtags #celebratefirstgen2020, #firstgenrams and #angelostatefirstgenrams.

First generation students, faculty and staff also shared stories and advice on the ASU First Generation  Rams Facebook page. Cody Vasquez, Robert Sport, Alexis Perez and dozens more answered questions about the college experience from a first gen perspective.

ASU staff also delivered information about some of the great resources available on campus like the library and tutoring centers.

Coordinator of First Generation Programs, Haley Losoya, also weighed in on her own experiences. Losoya was a first generation college student and spent her entire higher education experience at ASU. After graduating, she chose to stay and help other students like her, calling the opportunity an honor.

“I love to work with the students and check in to see how they are doing,” said Losoya. “I want them to know that anything is possible with a little hard work and determination. If I work with them, I want to see them persist to graduation!”

 

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