Chemeketa Celebrates FirstGen Day

Photo of Chemeketa students holding a frame that says "Celebrate FirstGen"
Chemeketa students and staff celebrating First Gen Day.

On November 7th, College Access Programs coordinated Chemeketa’s Inaugural First Generation College Student Celebration.  We collaborated with several departments: Student Retention College Life, Student Development and Learning Resources, Diversity and Equity, Marketing, and staff and faculty from around the college who shared their first-gen experience with us to showcase throughout the event.  MaPs Credit Union shared information about the IDA account.  Refreshments were served and a photo booth provided an opportunity for attendees to have some fun and showcase their personality to post on Chemeketa’s Instagram, and Facebook accounts.  We reached around 300 students, staff, and faculty between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm providing information about services and celebrating our first generation students, staff and faculty. 

A photo of a male Chemeketastudent holding a sign that reads "Proud to be 1st Gen"A photo of a female Chemeketa student in a wheel chair holding a frame that reads "Celebrate FirstGen"A photo of a female Chemeketa student holding a sign that reads "Go Chemeketa"

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