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3rd Annual Duke/UNC First-Gen Grad Student Symposium: Empowerment Through Our Journey as First-Gen

Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for the 3rd Annual Duke/UNC First-Generation Graduate Student Symposium on Saturday, February 29th.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Please register using the appropriate link:

Duke Grad Student Registration:

UNC Grad Student Registration:

Directions to Duke University’s Perkins Library and parking information will be emailed to participants prior to the symposium.

9am-9:30am                Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:15am              Welcome and Keynote

        • National First-Generation Graduate and Professional Student National Trends
        • First-Generation Graduate Student Identity and Leadership
        • Social Class
          • Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Student Affairs Administration, Reich College of Education, Appalachian State University
          • Maria Dykema Erb, M.Ed. Co-Director of Diversity & Student Success, The Graduate School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10:15-10:35 am          First-Gen Grad Student Speakers

10:35-10:45am           Break

10:45am-12pm           First-Gen Identity through Story

12-12:45pm                Lunch, Networking and Gallery Walk

12:45-1:50 pm            Leveraging your First-Gen Identity

1:50-2pm                    Wrap-up



Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Duke University Perkins Library Room 217
Durham, NC 27708 United States
(919) 660-5870
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