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2014 CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation College Students

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July 7, 2014
July 9, 2014
· Hyatt Regency Baltimore · Baltimore, Maryland
The CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation Students was the culmination of a multi-year project to identify and disseminate best practices in retaining and graduating first-generation college students. Over two and one-half days in Baltimore, representatives from 50 colleges and universities that received CIC/Walmart College Success Awards shared the lessons they learned, the challenges they overcame, and the successes achieved by their institutions’ exemplary programs for first-generation students. Keynote addresses by leading national experts provided broader perspectives on the nature of first-generation students, how to assure that students remain engaged and supported beyond the initial year of enrollment, and the personal and social impact of completing a bachelor’s degree. (Read more.)