First-Generation Celebration Day
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
11:30am - 1:30pm
Holmes Room in the Library, Chatham Main Campus, 764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312-8822
Calling ALL CCCC students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965 on November 8th.
The Higher Education Act (“HEA”) emerged out of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. Much like other hallmark legislation of that era, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, HEA was intended to help level a playing field that for too long had been weighed against Americans from minority and low-income backgrounds. In addition to creating federal grants and loan programs to help students finance their educations, the legislation made key investments in institutions of higher education. Additionally, HEA ushered in programs, particularly the Federal TRIO programs, necessary for postsecondary access, retention, and completion for low-income, potential first-generation college graduates.
Whether you are a first-generation student/faculty/staff or you support people who identify as first-generation, everyone is welcome! In order to celebrate our first-generation people, we will be providing cookies, cocoa refreshments, a prize wheel, and much more!