First annual First Gen Impact Awards
First-generation students are resilient problem solvers, navigating higher education without a parental model or roadmap. UW-Green Bay continuously works to improve the outcomes and experiences of first-generation college students. The First Gen Impact Awards ceremony will be held each fall to recognize first-generation students and celebrate faculty/staff/student innovations and achievements which lead to first generation college student success. The First Gen Student Success Collaborative (steering committee for First Gen Forward) and First Gen Phoenix (student organization) are hosting the First Gen Impact Awards event on November 8, National First-Generation College Student Celebration Day. The awards ceremony will start at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union. The purpose of this event is to recognize faculty, staff, students and programs that are innovating to make a positive impact on the lives and academic success of our first-generation college students. We will be soliciting nominations for 5 awards; the finalists will be invited to the celebration, and we will award the winners (selected by a committee comprised of students and staff) at the event.