WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHAT: USC will host its inaugural "First-Generation College Student Summit: Paths to Success."
Among those registered are more than 350 students who represent the first generation in their families to go to college.
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WHO: The summit will connect first-generation college students with faculty, staff, presenters and speakers to discuss and learn about issues such as best practices, the transition to college and research concerning this population.
An estimated 3,000 undergraduates at USC are first-generation college students.
Speakers and panelists:
- USC Provost Michael Quick, who identifies himself as a first-generation college graduate, is the USC senior vice president for academic affairs and a professor of biological sciences in USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
- George Sanchez, also a first-generation college graduate, is the vice dean of diversity and strategic initiatives for USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
- Nick Valencia, CNN correspondent.
- Angela Chuan-Ru Chen, director of Pre-Health Dreamers, a nationwide network of students, educators and allies supporting undocumented pre-health students.
- Dereca L. Blackmon, the director of Stanford University's Diversity and First Generation Office, where she has introduced groundbreaking work on authentic engagement, intergroup dialogue, and first-generation student support services.
- Ana Elizabeth Rosas, who holds a USC doctorate in history and who has investigated the historical experience of the Mexican immigrant family in Mexico and the United States.
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USC offers several services to support first-generation college students on their journey to their diplomas and careers, such as: