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Wednesday, February 15th
9:15 AM

Changing Campus Culture: First-Gen Students at a Predominantly White Institution

Jane De León Griffin , Ph.D., Bentley University

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Institutional Barriers and Self-Efficacy Strategies Among First-Generation Community College Transfer Students: A Qualitative Study

Nicole Tota, M.A., Rowan University

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

TRIO Programs and Beyond: Integrating Student-Centric Programs and Strategies

Christina Dilkes, Montclair State University

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

9:30 AM

Supporting First-Gen Students in Overcoming Career Readiness Barriers

Lisa Cardello, Ed.S, Rowan College at Burlington County
Sofia Abreu, M.Ed, Rowan College at Burlington County
Erica Franklin, M.Ed., Rowan College at Burlington County

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:40 AM

Taking the Journey Together: Academic Advising for First Generation Student Success

Claude Taylor, M.A., Monmouth University

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

The Lessons Learned and Experienced Gained Navigating (Graduate) Student life as a Dad and Mentoring a First-Generation Graduate Student

Mitja Trkov, Rowan University

10:40 AM - 11:25 AM

12:30 PM

Carrying the Weight: The True Cost of First-Gen Guilt

Zachary Desjardins, M.S. SAA, MPA, University at Albany, SUNY
Shannon Sousa, M.S., University of Massachusetts Boston

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Creating an Inclusive Environment for First-Generation, Transfer Students in Postsecondary Institutions

Andrew Gold, M.A., University of Rochester

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Leveraging First-Gen Assets: Tips and tricks for reaching first-gens in the digital space

Amanda Coltri, M.S.L., Rowan University

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Students in Medicine Panel

Carleigh Burns, Rowan University
Patricia Petersen, CMSRU
Naya Lopez, Virtua-SOM
Elena Sierra, CMSRU
Alex Vega, Virtua-SOM

12:30 PM - 1:35 PM

1:55 PM

Her-Story: A Narrative Study on the Lived Experiences of First-Generation African American Women Who Transfer to a Predominately White Institution

DeLithea Davis, Ed.D., Rowan University

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM