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May 3, 2021

MSU earns First Generation-Forward designation

Navigating the inner workings of higher education is a daunting prospect, especially for first-generation college students. Fortunately, MSU’s Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative and TRIO Student Support Service programs steer first-generation students in the right direction by providing access to resources and support. These efforts recently earned MSU acceptance into the Center for First-generation Student Success’s First-Gen Forward Cohort.

The Center for First-generation Student Success is an initiative formed by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Suder Foundation with the aim to advocate for first-generation student success. Institutions that are accepted into the First-Gen Forward Cohort demonstrate continual commitment to first-generation student success and are given opportunities to advance their practices. Over the past three years, the Center’s First-Gen Forward Cohort has grown to include 157 institutions across the nation. 

To read more about the designation, visit the Undergraduate Education website.

By: Annie Dubois

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