‘First Generation Day’ celebrates and helps 1st-gen college students

Nov. 7 is First Generation Day, created by the non-profit National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, celebrating first-gen college students.
Published: Nov. 7, 2023 at 11:05 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — Wednesday, Nov. 7, is First Generation Day, celebrating the achievements of those who are the first in their families to pursue higher education. Did you know that one in three Arizona State University undergrad students are first-generation college students?

Elizabeth Navarro, a junior at ASU and the first in her family to go to college, helps others like her as the co-president of First Generation Students at Barrett, The Honors College. She joined Good Morning Arizona to talk about her experience.

The day is celebrated annually on November 8 to commemorate the signing of the Higher Education Act (“HEA”) of 1965 by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Center for First-Generation Student Success says on its website.

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