MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Students and Faculty gathered at NMU today to celebrate a special group of students.
The holiday signifies the Higher Education Act, which was signed into law on this day in 1965. It provides universities with more resources to use towards scholarships and grants.
Today is National First Generation College Students Day, which celebrates those whose parents or guardians did not obtain bachelor’s degree.
The holiday signifies the Higher Education Act, which was signed into law on this day in 1965. It provides Universities with additional resources to use towards scholarships and grants.
There are nearly 2,700 first generation students at NMU. Without these resources, some of these students might not have attended college.
“It allows opportunities for students who wouldn’t otherwise have those sorts of opportunities, and I was one of those students at one point, so it’s important for me to share that and show my students that there’s a benefit, there’s opportunities for them out there as a first generation student,” said Christina Anaya, Professor of Biology at NMU.
After taking a picture, the students gathered in Harden Hall to discuss their college experience.