Independence Community College was a recipient of grant money, awarded by the Center for First-Generation Student Success (Center) and the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in support of ICC’s First-Generation College Celebration being held during half time of the Football game on October 16th.
“ICC is a place that supports students who are the first in their family to attend college,” said David Adams, Vice President of Student Affairs. “Through a variety of resources and support mechanisms, we are helping First-Gen students reach their goals of Transferring and Graduating.”
ICC is now accepting nominations for first-generation students and their families. ICC would like to recognize a graduate’s family as the 2021 First Generation Family of the Year.
For this award, first-generation is defined as a graduate whose parents or adoptive parents did not receive a baccalaureate degree; A individual who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree; or An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent.
The award recipient will be recognized on October 16, 2021 during the football halftime show.
“We appreciate Independence Community College’s intended plans to establish and grow events and celebrations, raise awareness, and build community for first-generation students, faculty, and staff,” said Deana Waintraub Stafford, Director of Center for First-Generation Student Success.