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First-Generation Collective

First Generation Students

Welcome to the Public Health Family!

Being a first-generation college student is an accomplishment like none other. It entails venturing into the unfamiliar,while also accepting a new experience that leads to new doors, traditions, and opportunities. The best part – you don’t have to do it alone! Welcome to the Public Health family, we look forward to working with you and seeing you at our first-generation events starting in August.


You Belong Here.

What We Do:

Provide support, advocate, and host events to enrich the experience of first-generation students in the School of Public Health (SPH).


Why We Do It:

Celebrate the accomplishment of being a first-generation student.


Now What:

JOIN US DURING HOWDY WEEK - August 22-29, 2021!

  • Welcome Back Event with the Dean
    • Date: August 25th
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Who: All School of Public Health First-Generation Students
  • College Conversations Presentation and School of Public Health Building Tour
    • Date: August 26 th
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: 11am – 12pm
    • Who: School of Public Health First-Generation Incoming Freshman Class of 2025
  • Upcoming: First-Generation College Celebration
    • Date: November 8 th
    • Location: TBD
    • Time: TBD
  • Upcoming: Peer Panel
    • Date: November 11 th
    • Location: SPHC 111
    • Time: 11:30 am-12:15 pm
    • Lunch provided
Keep checking back for updates!

“Coming to Texas A&M as a first-generation college student, the most important thing I learned my freshman year was asking and then accepting guidance from the professors, advisors, and peers around me. The wonderful part about Texas A&M is that there is always an Aggie or campus resource that can help with your path to success in college as a first-generation college student. As Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”


Juanita Rodriguez, MS '17
Public Health Studies, Academic Advisor II

Erin Schneider
Assistant Dean for Student Services

Crystal Vinal