First-Generation College Celebration
Celebrated nationwide every November.
We are honored to join colleges and universities across the nation in the National First-Generation College Celebration this November 2023. Led by the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success, this event celebrates the success of first-generation college students, faculty, staff and alumni and raises awareness of the support necessary for this important and resilient population to continue thriving.
Please join this celebration by viewing stories of some of YVC’s first-generation students, alumni, faculty and staff, making use of our first-gen social media and Zoom graphics, or learning more about our supports for first-gen students.
ASYVC First Gen Poster
On November 8, Associated Students of Yakima Valley College will have large posters in honor of the celebration available in the HUB on the Yakima Campus and in the Student Activity Center on the Grandview Campus. First-generation members of the campus community are invited to sign their name or add a comment anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.