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: First-Generation Alumni Panel
Linda Jo Thornberg ’02, President of the Pittsburgh Business Show and Vice President of Corporate Communications and PR for Higher Images Marketing
Dr. Heather Baron ’96, M’01, Professor and Assistant Chair: Edinboro University School of Education – HQ Curriculum Development Project Manager for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Dr. Jim Wertz ’02, Associate Dean and Professor, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science: Edinboro University, Contributing Editor: Erie Reader
Pertrina Marrero, M’05, Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Edinboro University Student Affairs