I Am First Too
I Am First Too celebrates the success of first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the University of Kansas. We aim to build a network and a sense of pride among students, faculty, staff, and alumni who identify as first-generation college students.
What is a first-generation college student?
Being a first-generation college student means that none of your parents or guardians received a bachelor’s degree.
One of the initiatives is the honoring of individuals who have excelled as role models, trailblazers, and advocates of first-generation student success. These individuals will be featured annually on a commemorative poster published by the TRIO SES & STEM office.
2022 PosterThe twelve individuals featured on the fourth annual poster include:
Madison Ehlert-Robinson, Rick Ginsberg, Lori Hasselman, Megan Londeen, LilliAnna Lucio, Marissa Marchall, Kathy Martinez Reynaga, Reginald L. Mitchell, Derek Reed, Kristin M. Rennells, Margo Stokebrand, and Michael Vitevitch.
2021 PosterThe twelve individuals featured on the third annual poster include:
Dalton Allen, Myltin Bighorn, Jordan A. Brandt, Amy Burgin, Meghan Ecker-Lyster, Wichahpi King, Neal Kingston, Melody K. Lawrence, Charlesia McKinney, Kim Nguyễn, Melissa Peterson, and Ngan Tran.
2020 PosterThe twelve individuals featured on the second annual poster include:
L.Marie Avila, LaTisha Davis, Greg Hamel, Jirick Hunter, Steven Johnson, Mulubrhan Lemma, Ludwin Molina, Angie Pastorek, Mensi Patel, Precious Porras, Diana L. Restrepo-Osorio, and Kasi Ross II
2019 PosterThe twelve individuals featured on the first annual poster include:
Sarah Bregman, LaDarius Brooks, Constanza Castro Zúñiga, Hume Feldman, Howard Grahm, Jennifer Hamer, Ngondi Kamatuka, Genaro Méndez, Nancy Varela, Tonya Waller, Jennifer Wilmot, and Michelle Wilson