Focus on first-gen: This week we highlight Stephanie Cockrell, assistant director of First-Year Programs, Student Success interim success coach for College of Applied Studies and College of Fine Arts. What does it mean to be first-gen? Education opens up so much opportunity and value. My family sacrificed so much to give me the chance at a different future. By graduating, I changed the path for my family and showed college was attainable. Sign up to join the First-Gen Affinity Shockers (FGAS)—This group is designed to foster a community of first-generation professionals, build a group that offers professional development and networking opportunities. It’s also meant to foster an environment where common experiences can be shared, while addressing the needs of first-gen professionals at Wichita State University.