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Warren Wilson celebrates National First-Generation Day

On Wednesday, November 8 Warren Wilson College celebrated National First-Generation Day, a time to recognize the achievements and raise awareness of first-generation college students as well as first-generation faculty, staff, and alumni. 22% of our freshman class identify as first-generation students.

Click through the photos below to see some of our first-generation students, faculty and staff.

Message from President Damián J. Fernández:

First Generation Owls, we honor you!

At Warren Wilson College we are committed to advancing our support for first-generation college students. This year we welcomed an incoming class that includes 22% identifying as first-generation students. As we renew our focus on inclusive excellence and better student outcomes we recommit to removing barriers to access– whether that is college affordability, classroom engagement, co-curricular experiences, or opportunities for career exploration. We have good work ahead of us, but I am proud of our community’s shared commitment to engage with and broaden our diversity. FOR MORE

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