College observes First-Generation Student Day Nov. 8

Student Development and Retention Services is pleased to present the second, First-Generation Student Day. This is part of a nationwide college campaign to celebrate the achievements of first-generation students. Madison College invites more than 6,000 first-generation students to participate in the event.

The First-Generation Student Day will be Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room D1630 at the Truax campus. The event will include:

  • The Resource Fair
  • Opening remarks given by President Jack Daniels III
  • Keyimani Alford, Director of Student Financial Support Services as the keynote speaker 
  • First-Generation experience including a staff video and the I’m First Club will unveil the SDRS I’m First Scholarship
  • The First-Generation Community Professionals Panel

Madison College will be showcased as a first-generation friendly institution where all students thrive. Please encourage students and staff to support the First-Generation Student Day celebration which is organized by the RISE Programs along with Student Development and Retention Services. Here are some of last year’s stories to help share the vital impact Madison College has on first-generation students.  

For more information or to get involved, contact Janine Wilson, RISE Director.  



Published October 31, 2018. Updated November 7, 2018.