WHAT IS FIRST-GEN DAY?
The term first-generation refers to students who are the first in their families to attend college.
November 8th was selected as the data for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
We wear green to highlight growth, opportunity, and Go!
In celebration of National First-Generation College Student Day on November 8th each year, the MFOS office selects individuals and departments who have gone above and beyond in their support of first-generation student success! These award winners have dedicated their time and efforts to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for first-generation students to thrive and excel at the University of Florida!
2022 Award Winners
Jess MercierUF International Center
Dr. TehQuin ForbesUF Honors Program
UF Salesforce Development Team
Career Connections Center
2021 Award Winners
Alexandrea GlennAssistant University Librarian
Dr. Cecilia "CC" SuarezAssistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication
Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
2020 Award Winners
Karley CountsAssociate Director, Reitz Union
Dr. Yulia Levites Strekalova
Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Research, Management & Policy