F1RST-Gen Friday: Dr. Gary Brooking

What is a first-gen student? A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a bachelor’s degree and students who are the first person in their immediate families to attend a four-year college or university to attain a bachelor’s degree.

  • Faculty and staff help spread the word, there is an all-call for first-gen artists to apply for a chance to exhibit in the second annual First-Gen showcase, “Identity.” Applications will be accepted through Oct. 9.  
  • The First-Generation Honor Society, Tri-Alpha (Alpha Alpha Alpha) is now accepting applications from all first-gen Wichita State faculty, staff, alumni and students. The intent of membership is to build support and advocate for the academic excellence of first-generation college students. 
  • FOCUS ON FIRST-GEN: This week we highlight Dr. Gary Brooking, College of Engineering, Engineering Technology Chair and teaching professor.
  • F1RST-GEN T-Shirts are available in the Rhatigan Student Center Shocker Store for $12.