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"I'm First" Alumni Speaker Series: Linda Jo Thornberg, Heather Baron, Jim Wertz and Petrina Marrero

The Edinboro University “I’m First” initiative recognizes and supports students who are among the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree. First-generation students bring many unique strengths to the campus community, including grit, resilience and determination. We are celebrating the accomplishments of our first-generation students and alumni through the new “I’m First” Alumni Speaker Series!

Join us in the Learning Commons classroom from 12:00 – 1:00 pm to learn about the journeys of some of our most successful and interesting first-generation alumni. All students, faculty and staff are welcome, and lunch is included for free.

September 27:
Linda Jo Thornberg ’02: President of the Pittsburgh Business Show joins a panel of EU Professors and Leaders to talk about their journey from EU to professional success from the first-generation perspective.
Panelists: Heather Baron ’96, M’01, Jim Wertz ’02, Pertrina Marrero ’05

 

For more information, contact:
Allison Flynn
University Advancement

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Attendees:
  • Anna Mayle
  • Denise Ohler