Mississippi University for Women’s Office of Student Life, in conjunction with the Student Success Center, will host an event celebrating first-generation students from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Cochran Ballroom.

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“Schools across the nation will celebrate their first-generation students for the annual National First-Generation College Celebration. This day commemorates the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965 signing. Here at The W, The Office of Student Life in collaboration with The Student Success Center will host a celebration for first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni. We will have special guest Laverne Greene-Leech, one of original six women to integrate The W in 1966, in attendance for this event,” said Cameron Eaves, assistant director of the Student Success Center.

This is the second time The W has hosted an event celebrating first-generation students.

There will be multiple speakers including Dr. Clear Moore, director of the Student Success Center.

“We just want to recognize all first gen students in attendance and we will be awarding them with a commemorative cord,” Eaves said.

To RSVP for the event, visit https://muw.campuslabs.com/engage/event/9537894/rsvp and complete the process.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

Be Bold. Tower with Blue.