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First Generation Student Symposium

First Generation Student Symposium

keynote speaker Linda Paternina Serrano
Keynote Address:
Linda Paternina Serrano
Program Director of the University
of Utah Beacon Scholars

Friday, February 22, 2019
Marriott Library Gould Auditorium

If you are the first person in your family to attend college, colleges and universities are keenly aware of the challenges you face.  The Marriott Library, in partnership with many groups on the University of Utah campus is hosting a first gen symposium to help you become aware of the major challenges -and the solutions the university community offers to support you. 

Registration is now open!

Download and print a .pdf flyer (8.5x11)


Call for Proposals!

Join in the conversation!  Be a presenter, submit a poster, spoken word, video, 5-minute or 15-minute talks, or panel session proposal. Potential themes include:
Success Stories
Lessons Learned
Campus Resources
Strategies for Survival
Imposter Syndrome
Community Building
What do FirstGen students bring?
A Day in a Life

To submit a proposal:
email Adriana Parker ( Please use the subject line: FirstGen Con Proposal. Your proposal should be no more than 150 words.  Include your name, year in school, contact email, and type of session. Deadline for submissions is Fri., November 16 by 5PM.
All submissions will be evaluated by a conference organizers and accepted presenters will be notified by Friday, December 21 by 5PM.
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