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      "I Belong, Too!": Engaging the First Generation College Student in Greenville

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      September 24, 2019

      Tuesday  11:00 AM

      Pitt Community College
      Greenville, North Carolina

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      "I Belong, Too!": Engaging the First Generation College Student

      VALID PCC EMAIL ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO REGISTER Join us for the first of a three-lecture series embracing PCC's designation as a "First Forward Institution" by NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) and the Center for First Generation Student Success. LECTURE SERIES #1Title: “I Belong, Too!” Engaging the First Generation College Student Description: Who are first generation college students? Today, approximately 50% of students attending higher education institutions are first generation. Yet, these students face unique experiences and challenges. Therefore, it is imperative for faculty and staff members to create meaningful engagement opportunities to enhance student success. To achieve this goal, educators must understand the college experience from individuals who are considered the original aspirants of change; ie, “first generation college students”. Additionally, cultivating a sense of belonging is essential in elevating first generation students’ ability to reach their true potential. Through the lens of the Adult Learning and Student Integration theories, this presentation will define first generation students, explore college from the first generation perspective, and present strategies to create a sense of belonging. Presenters: TRiO ProfessionalsDr. Pamela Edwards, Student Support Services, Math Academic SpecialistVanessa Pippen, Educational Opportunity Center, CoordinatorKimberly Moody, Educational Opportunity Center, Outreach Specialist This is a Teaching and Learning sanctioned event.

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