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CSUSM Celebrating First-Gen Students with Speaker Series

Leading up to First-Generation College Celebration Day next month, Cal State San Marcos is hosting a series of First-Gen Chats with members of the campus community who are the first in their families to complete a four-year degree.

The series kicked off earlier in October with Dominique Harrison, survey research analyst in Institutional Planning & Analysis; and Jay Franklin, associate director of success coaching. Three more talks will take place over the next few weeks: Silverio Haro, senior academic advisor, on Oct. 19 from 6-7 p.m. in Markstein 103; Martin Leyva, Project Rebound coordinator, on Oct. 27 from noon-1 p.m. in Markstein 107; and Sonia Gutierrez, an alumna of the master’s program in literature and writing studies who teaches English at Palomar College, on Nov. 1 from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom.

The speakers will share their journeys and address some of the challenges faced by first-generation college students. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. You can register here.

The series will build up to the First-Generation Resource Fair on Nov. 8. That’s the same day as the national First-Generation College Celebration, which was started in 2017 as a way for colleges, universities, corporations, nonprofits and K-12 schools to recognize the success of first-generation college students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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Brian Hiro, Communications Specialist
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