BURLINGTON – -Brianna Holbrook and Chloe Dyer, VTSU Lyndon Upward Bound from Hazen Union High School were among the students who celebrated the National First-Generation College Celebration Day at the University of Vermont.
More than 100 students and staff attended the day-long event, recognizing the students planning to attend college who will be the first members of their families to earn a college degree. Institutions and education agencies across the state participate in First-Generation College Celebration Day to highlight the achievements of students, educators, and alumni who are the first members of their families to pursue college degrees and to encourage this critical and resilient population to continue thriving.
This year’s participants were welcomed to campus by UVM’s Director of Admissions Moses Murphy and keynote speaker, Angelina Woychosky, a former Keene State College Upward Bound student, a freshman at UVM who spoke about her college access program and her transition into the UVM campus. The students also had a tour of campus, enjoyed a students’ panel, and had an admissions and financial aid overview.