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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.

Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.

‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

Universities need to not only acknowledge first-generation students, but also the on-campus experiences of first-generation students who are of different races and social classes, speakers said.

Speakers emphasize importance of first-generation programs

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

Universities use the word first-generation without truly recognizing the layers beneath the word.  First-generation students deserve to complete college, said Sarah Whitley, assistant vice president...

Changes to a syllabus design and wording does not harm or help a students retention of syllabus information.

Changing syllabi design may lead to improved faculty-student relationships

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief November 9, 2020

Strong relationships between faculty members and first-generation students open doors for the students’ future success.  A study on syllabus design show that changes to design and wording did not...

WSU alumnus and first-generation student Jordan Frost will be speaking at a university event about first-generation students.

WSU alumnus to speak about challenges first-generation students face

LEIANNA KUNZ, Evergreen reporter November 6, 2020

Jordan Frost, WSU alumnus and first-generation student, considered dropping out of his master’s program because of the challenges he was facing. “I remembered that moment, and if I could go back,...

Panel volunteer Alexandra Donnici said students and families unfamiliar with higher education can use the panel as a resource.

Panel highlights stories, achievements of first-generation students

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 6, 2020

WSU is hosting a panel to bring awareness to First-Generation Celebration Day at 12:10 p.m. Nov. 9. The event acknowledges the success of first-generation students and their academic journeys, said...

Amy Nusbaum, assistant professor at Heritage University, said she, Anna Plemons and Samantha Swindell coauthored “Kindness at First Sight: The Role of Syllabi in Impression Formation.

Panel to discuss how syllabi impact academic success of first-generation students

LEIANNA KUNZ, Evergreen reporter November 4, 2020

Most first-generation students have to navigate college on their own and sometimes universities are not prepared to deal with their specific needs.  Amy Nusbaum, assistant professor at Heritage University,...

This year’s annual Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education (CASHE) conference will be held virtually Dec. 4-5 because of COVID-19. The conference will offer financial, admission and scholarship workshops, as well as conversations on identity and culture in the Latinx community.

Multicultural conferences empower students to share stories, pursue higher education

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 15, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been corrected to reflect the correct name of the Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education (CASHE) conference. Jocelyn Granados attended a WSU multicultural conference...

Staff at WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program support first-generation students, as well as those from lower-income families and students with disabilities.

TRIO program supports students in all areas of life

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 21, 2020

A first-generation student described her college experience as a rollercoaster ride. But with the support of WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program, she is able to navigate through...

Ray Acuna-Luna, project director of Cougs Rise, said Cougs Rise has two different programs to help high school students transition to higher education: Coug Tracks and the Bridge Program. 

Cougs Rise staff members continue to help high school students during pandemic

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 17, 2020

The Cougs Rise summer programs moved online due to COVID-19, but staff members are trying to create a student experience closest to the one they would have had in person.  Ray Acuna-Luna, project director...

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