Northern Arizona University, First Scholars and Center for First-Generation Student Success host the First-Generation Southwest Symposium

Sept. 26, 2019

Northern Arizona University and First Scholars, a program of the Sunder Foundation and Center for First-Generations Student Success are hosting the First-Generation Southwest Symposium Oct. 10-11 at the High Country Conference Center. The symposium is created to support attendees in sharing experiences, creative solutions and insights with other professionals on successes and challenges facing first-generation students.

Registration for the two-day event will offer attendees access to a variety of workshops and networking events. During the symposium, two plenary speakers— La’Tonya Rease Miles, director of First Year Experience at UCLA, and Arizona Board of Regents chair Larry Penley— will speak on first-generation education. There also will be workshops with experts on first-generation education and opportunities to build a strong network for ongoing support in guiding first-generation students. 

To take advantage of all the First-Generation Southwest Symposium has to offer, register online at Oct. 3. Registration costs $221 for faculty and staff and $101 for undergraduate and graduate students. The cost of registration includes two days of dynamic workshops, admittance to the Thursday evening reception and daily breakfast and lunch. For any additional questions, email