National First Generation Day

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Why November 8th?

On November 8th, 1965 President Lyndon Johnson returned to his alma mater Texas State University to sign the Higher Education Act. This piece of legislation is aimed at increasing resources and providing financial assistance to students who are often the first in their family to go to college. This Act not only provides funding and support for students to complete college, but it is also an important recognition the first-generation students are an asset worth investing in because of the tremendous change that they bring to their communities and our nation as a whole. On this day, we celebrate the resilience, grit, and "never give-up" attitude that first-generation students continuously exhibit throughout their academic journey and professional career.

For more information visit the Center for First-Generation Student Success @