First-Generation Student Awards & Recognition Ceremony
Nov 13, 2020
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
On behalf of the UI First-Generation Task Force, all UI students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the 2020 1stGen@Iowa Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 13th, from 2:30–3:30 p.m. The event will be held online. This year's keynote address will be given by Dr. Shaun Vecera. Dr. Vecera, who identified as a first-generation college student, is a Professor & Herman J. and Eileen S. Schmidt Chair in Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa.
Please register prior to the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the Zoom session.
At the University of Iowa, a first-generation student is a student who does not have a parent or legal guardian who completed a four-year degree. Almost 25% of UI undergraduates identify as first-generation, and we are excited for this opportunity to celebrate these students' many accomplishments. The awards ceremony, which coincides with the University of Iowa's participation in the National First-Generation College Celebration, November 8-13, will feature the presentation of the 2020 1stGen@Iowa Awards. These awards recognize first-generation student achievements as well as outstanding advocacy and support efforts of faculty and staff.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. Closed captioning will be provided during the ceremony. If you are a person with a disability who requires other accommodations in order to participate, please call (319) 335-2062 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
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