VIDEO: President Armacost, guest preview First-Gen Day Celebration
UND to hold first-ever celebration of first-generation students on Tuesday, Nov. 8
He’s joined by Kaleigh DeGeldere, a senior political science major, to talk about UND’s TRIO Programs and the upcoming First-Gen Day Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
First-Gen Day Celebration is meant to recognize students who are the first in their families to complete a four-year college education. UND operates five distinct TRIO Programs, which are federally funded and support both income-eligible and first-generation students.
The event is open to everyone on campus, including the public, and will be held in the Small Ballroom of the Memorial Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Armacost asks DeGeldere about what’s to be expected at this first-time event for the University, as well as what her own journey has been like as a first-generation student. DeGeldere also will be part of a student panel starting at noon during the First-Gen Day Celebration.