When:
November 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2019-11-06T11:00:00-06:00
2019-11-06T13:00:00-06:00
Where:
Lake Land College, Field House
5001 Lake Land Blvd
Mattoon
IL 61938

Lake Land College will celebrate and recognize all first-generation or first-gen Lakers on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Field House.

A first-gen student is someone whose parents do not have a college degree. With a student population of more than 17,300 students at Lake Land College in 2019, more than 2,000 students were first-gen students.

During the celebration, first-gen students, staff and faculty will share their college experiences and advice on how to thrive in college.

Food and beverages and prizes will follow a game of trivia. Pick up a first-gen button on campus the week of Monday, Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 and wear it to the event to show first-gen pride!

For more information about the celebration and TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) and TRiO Destination College (DC), contact Director TRiO SSS Amber Niebrugge at 217-234-5007 or aniebrugge71503@lakelandcollege.edu or contact TRiO DC Outreach Advisor and Office Coordinator Jonathan Coit at 217-234-5047 or jcoit@lakelandcollege.edu.