King’s College defines a first-generation student as “a student whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) do not have a four-year college degree. The creation of a first-generation committee is necessary to strategically support first-gen students who attend King’s College. The importance of the work, according to the Center for First-Generation Student Success, is implied in the term “first-generation” due to “the possibility that a student may lack the critical cultural capital necessary for college success because their parents did not attend college.”

The committee should work to accomplish four priorities, which may be expanded upon and/or adjusted at the discretion of the committee:

  • Advocate
  • Bring Awareness
  • Celebrate
  • Support

Committee Members

  • Erika Castro Santana
  • Jasmine Giddings
  • Margaret Kowalsky
  • Kelly Lettieri
  • Shawn Loyack
  • John Mabin
  • Nicole Mares
  • Marian Palmeri
  • Dafne Paramo de la Rosa
  • Rochelle Plummer
  • Christopher Sutzko
  • Amy Swiatek
  • Stacey Zelinka