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Wesleyan to participate in National First Generation Day Celebration Nov. 8

BUCKHANNON – West Virginia Wesleyan’s Student Success Center is leading the College’s efforts to participate in the National First General Day Celebration on November 8. The College will hold a number of events throughout the week to lead up to the one-day national celebration. The event coordinator is Kristin Ring, a first-generation mentor at Wesleyan.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday, Nov. 5: “A Walk in My Shoes” documentary film-Hyma Auditorium, 6 p.m., panel discussion to follow.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Faculty & Staff Lunch with First Generation Students, French A. See Dining Center, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Robert Quarles, Christopher Hall of Science, Room 216 @ 6 .pm.

On Thursday, Nov. 8: students will have the opportunity to send postcards to friends, family members, and mentors who have helped them along the way. In addition, students will also be able to join in the “Why I’m First” Campaign, when they can fill out signs expressing what it means to be the first in their families to attend college. This event will be held in the Benedum Campus Center. Wesleyan will also share those signs on the WVWCFirstGen Instagram account.

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