The Gen 1 program at Penn State Greater Allegheny is designed to support students who are the first in their families to attend college. First-Generation College Students are trail blazers who have everything it takes to succeed in college. As you navigate this new phase of your academic journey, WE ARE here to connect you with resources and help you every step of the way.
You can show your Gen 1 Pride by downloading one or more of our GEN 1 Virtual Zoom Backgrounds.
Gen 1: Message from Faculty and Students
First-Generation College Students Featured:
Rhickisha Hinkson – PSUGA Class of 2018
Tawnya Pirch – PSUGA Class of 2018
Steven Carter – PSUGA Class of 2019
Dottie Ikach – Penn State McKeesport Alumna
First-Generation Faculty Featured:
Kristal Tucker, PhD - Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology
Kuei-Nuan Lin, PhD – Associate Professor, Mathematics