F1RST-Gen Friday: Alicia Martinez Newell

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 — a student who is the first person in their immediate family to attend a four-year college/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 Alicia Martinez Newell, assistant vice president for Student Affairs, Assessment and Retention, chair of CARE Team.
  • First-gen T-shirts are available at the Rhatigan Student Center Shocker Store Shocker Store for $12.