National First-Generation Day 2022

In honor of National First-Generation Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, CAS has highlighted four first-generation students providing their personal insights on what being first-gen means to them and their families:

  • Petrina Duffour (Biology and Premedical Studies)
  • Marnina Marnina (Biology and Premedical Studies)
  • Godfred Agyemang Prempeh (Biology)
  • Yasir Valentine (Biology and Premedical Studies)

Additionally, Dean Chris Makaroff selected Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dominik Konkolewicz as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding First-Generation Advocate Award, and Petrina Duffour received the 2022 Outstanding First-Generation Student Award.

To read more about these first-gen students and their faculty/staff advocates and allies, take a look at our CAS news story.