Lyon College, where I teach, participated in today's inaugural nationwide celebration of first-generation college students. This was orchestrated by the Council for Opportunity in Education, and designated for November 8th in honor of the 52nd anniversary of 1965's Higher Education Act.
Lyon's event, which involves collecting these cards and making them into a wall that demonstrates the experiences and values of first-generation college students. Since I'm a first-gen college student, I participated in this event by filling out a card.
You should be able to see my card above, but in case that doesn't work properly on some people's devices, I've also put the text below:
As a 1st-gen college student, I value the role of education in creating
a better-informed citizenry and pushing the frontiers of knowledge. A liberal arts
education helped me reach my potential, and now I'm going for a PhD!
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