The City of Spartanburg recognized first-generation college students from local colleges during the First-Generation College Student Celebration Day Proclamation at the City Council meeting on November 14, 2022.
Since 2017, institutions, corporations, non-profits, and K-12 schools throughout the U.S. have celebrated first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni on November 8, designated the First-Generation College Celebration day.
According to The Center for First-generation Student Success, November 8 was chosen as the date for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration to honor the anniversary of the signing of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
The City of Spartanburg took the opportunity at the City Council meeting to recognize and celebrate significant contributions made by first-generation students and the teams at the colleges and universities that support them.
As part of Converse’s mission to educate and train a diverse student body, we aim to foster a campus environment in which the academic promise of our first-generation students and the collective vision for equal educational opportunity, regardless of socioeconomic class, can be realized. We support our first-generation students academically and socially, from advising and registration to housing selection and professional opportunities. Read more about how Converse supports its first-generation students.
Pictured above with the proclamation: Studio Art major Donald Medley ’25, Daphnie Glenn
(Director of First Generation Programs) and Business Administration major Gavin McFadden ’25.