Spring Building Community Event: Perseverance and Success in Graduate School: A First Generation Student Perspective

by Graduate Student Life

Social/Gathering Graduate Students Multicultural/Identity Social Well-Being

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

12 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Graduate Student Life's Building Community for Diverse Graduate Students events focus on fostering relationships among Mason graduate and professional students of diverse identities while providing a platform for them to express ways to improve and strengthen the graduate community at Mason. Join us for our spring event, a panel discussion featuring the experiences and insights of first-generation graduate students and faculty at Mason. Hear their stories of success and resilience as they make their way through higher education.

Panelists include:
Sharrell Hassell-Goodman, Doctoral Candidate in Higher Education Program, College of Education and Human Development
Nadia Miningou, Doctoral Student in Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Science
Dr. Toya Jones Frank, Assistant Professor, Mathematics Education Leadership and Secondary Education
Dr. Erin Peters-Burton, Donna R. and David E. Sterling Endowed Professor in Science Education
Moderator: Sydney S. Glass, Master's Student in Public Health, College of Health and Human Services

All Mason community members -- graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, and staff -- are invited to this event. We hope you will join us!

Please register for the event through Mason360.

For more information, please contact Graduate Student Life at gradlife@gmu.edu.

1) Join online:
• https://gmu.webex.com/gmu/j.php?MTID=m54efe6e00c4faf58dd230cae00db5133
Password: firstgen
Meeting number: 617 711 176
• Please type in your name and GMU email address when prompted
• You may choose whether to connect video. When you join, your microphone will be muted by default.

2) Join by phone:
• +1-415-655-0003 US Toll
• +1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)
Access code: 617 711 176
• When you join, make sure your microphone is muted.

If you have any trouble connecting, please email Dr. Julie Choe Kim, Director of Graduate Student Life, at ychoekim@gmu.edu.

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