Eastern Michigan University to celebrate first-generation students with panel event

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS

MEDIA ALERT

WHO:         

EMU TRiO Upward Bound, EMU TRiO Student Support Services, and the Eagle Engage Corps will celebrate first-generation students around campus on Thursday, November 7th, 2019. 

WHAT:             

In 2018, 24% of EMU students were seeking to be the first in their family to earn an undergraduate degree. First-generation students are integral to our university and achieve greatness in every corner of our campus. 

At 1pm on November 7th, members of the Eagle Engage Corps will host a panel discussion with EMU students, alumni, and staff members in the McKenny Ballroom. Local high school students will attend in addition to current first-gen students. The panel will discuss their own experiences as first-generation students and offer tips for success. All EMU staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners are encouraged to post stories, anecdotes, and picture celebrating first-generation students using the #firstgenEMU. 

For more information, please contact the EMU TRiO Upward Bound office at (734)487-0488 or email Rod Wallace at rwallac5@emich.edu

WHERE:

Eastern Michigan University

McKenny Ballroom

878 W. Cross Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

 

WHEN:             

Thursday, November 7

1 p.m.

 

MEDIA

CONTACT:       

Morgan Mark

Media Relations Specialist

734.487.4402

mmark@emich.edu

November 04, 2019

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Contact:
Morgan Mark
mmark@emich.edu
7344874402