Penn State Altoona to hold First-Generation Celebration Day events

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Hard Freight Café, an open mic event, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at Penn State Altoona.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will hold multiple events in recognition of First-Generation Celebration Day, held annually on Nov. 8. The celebration aims to raise awareness about the first-generation experience at Penn State and uplift the voices of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who were or will be the first in their immediate families to achieve a college degree.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m.
    First-Generation Adult Learner Identity Virtual Panel
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m.
    First-Generation Adult Learner Identity Virtual Panel
  • Monday, Nov. 7, beginning at 11 a.m.
    Tabling at various outside locations with giveaways
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6:45 p.m.
    Livestream of the Penn State Student Success Center panel in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Snacks available.
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
    Tabling at various outside locations with giveaways
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1:15 p.m.
    First-generation gathering with Penn State alumni in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Soup and salad lunch and giveaways provided.

First-Generation Celebration Day events are provided by Student Affairs, Student Diversity and Inclusion Programming, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies at Penn State Altoona.

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