Celebrating First-Generation Students at Bradley

November 2, 2020

Our country celebrates National First-Generation Day on Sunday, Nov. 8, but Bradley University is getting an early start by kicking off its celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 4.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be recognizing the first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni of Bradley during this celebratory week. Coordinators reached out to first-generation individuals, and nearly 100 of them shared their experiences to be highlighted during the celebration. In fact, on Nov. 6, President Standifird will share his very own experience as a first-generation student. The public is invited to view his story on Youtube at 1 p.m. Be sure to check out Bradley's social media Nov. 4 - 6 to keep up with the celebration.

First-generation college students are defined as students whose parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a 4-year degree.