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April 21, 2020

Office of First-generation Students to host virtual graduation celebration

Submitted by Office of First-generation Students

The Office of First-generation Students, along with several campus partners, will celebrate this year's first-generation May and summer graduates virtually. First-generation graduates, their families and the K-State community are invited to celebrate their accomplishments during a Facebook Live graduation celebration from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 15. 

"We recognize the importance of celebrating our students' accomplishments and the significance of this milestone for our students and their families," said Rebeca Paz, the office's assistant director. "All first-generation graduates who respond to the invitation to this event will receive a green cord symbolizing their resilience to wear to commencement in December as well as other small tokens of congratulatory sentiment."

Thank you to the following partners for your valuable contribution and generosity to make this event possible: Academic Achievement Center, Career Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Sciences, Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, K-State First, Multicultural Engineering Program, Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and TRIO Programs — Educational Supportive Services and McNair Scholars Program.