Creating Success for First-Generation College Students
Tri-C’s JaNice Marshall joins panel discussing topic at The City Club of Cleveland
JaNice Marshall remembers walking onto campus at Michigan State University as a first-generation college student. She found academic success in part because of programs designed to help students like her.
Today, she helps others make the same journey through her role as associate vice president of access and community engagement at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
Marshall recently joined a panel at The City Club of Cleveland to discuss ongoing efforts to meet the unique needs of first-generation college students. The program — “From N/A to B.A.: Creating Success for First Generation College Students” — took place Aug. 10.
“Finding extra support can make all the difference in the world for a first-generation student,” Marshall said. “It’s about bridging the gap to help them persist and succeed in higher education.”
She was joined on the panel by Miguel Sanders, former director of the Upward Bound program at Case Western Reserve University; Victoria Ampiaw, president-elect of Ohio TRIO; and Khalilah Lawson, an Upward Bound graduate who is now an assistant prosecutor with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.
The hourlong discussion, moderated by Crain’s Cleveland Business reporter Rachel Abbey McCafferty, is available online.
August 14, 2018
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