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Celebrating First-Generation Students, Faculty & Staff Nov. 7-11

Published on Thu 11/03/22
Dear Texas A&M Community,

A weeklong celebration at Texas A&M University next week, Nov. 7-11, will celebrate the determined spirit of students, faculty and staff who are, or were, the first in their families to earn a four-year degree. First-generation students, whose parents or legal guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree, make up about 24 percent of our undergraduate population.

With support from the Routh First-Generation Center in the Office for Student Success, and the Office of the President, among others, First-Generation Week will showcase the many different perspectives of these special students, faculty and staff. Each day’s theme will feature mini-profiles from students and employees along with events around the university. We’re excited to recognize the significance that four-year degrees make in the lives of our students. First-Generation Week events around the university include:

First-Generation Poster Gallery Walk
Monday, Nov. 7 – Friday, Nov. 11
MSC 12th Man Hallway - closest to the south side doors near the 12th Man statue
Posters will be displayed from Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. through 11 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College Day Celebrations
Tuesday, Nov. 8
Be sure to check your Texas A&M email or college websites for more information.

Supporting First-Gen Students in the Classroom & Beyond
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
This event is only available to faculty and staff.

First-Generation Celebration hosted by Routh First-Gen Center, Office for Student Success
Thursday, Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Simpson Drill Field

Veterans Day Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
3101 Harvey Rd, College Station, 77845
For more information, please see the Veterans Memorial website.

Thank a Veteran
Friday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to noon
Earl Graham Post 159 American Legion
101 Waco St., Bryan Texas 77803 (Hwy. 21 between Hwy. 6 and Texas Avenue)
For more information, please see the American Legion 159 website.

Visit our website to learn more about First-Generation Week at Texas A&M University, and join us all week to #CelebrateFirstGen and #FirstGenAggies for their unique and cherished roles in our Texas Aggie family.

Thanks & Gig 'em,

Alan Sams
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs