Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

First-Generation Student Success

First-Generation Student Success is a program serving first-generation college students at McKendree University whose parents did not complete a 4-year degree. This program is dedicated to providing you with support and resources that will help you successfully acclimate to the campus environment and graduate in a timely manner.

Do you need information about where to go or who to talk to? Do you need help choosing a major?  Do you to talk with someone about how balance the demands of school, work, and family life?  If so, please contact:  Jennifer Miller, Director of Student Success and Retention. Jennifer is also the Coordinator of McKendree's First-Generation Student Success program.

Jennifer R. Miller:  (618) 537-6572

Clark Hall, Room 106

Email: jrmiller@mckendree.edu

 

 Services


•   Answers to your questions about college

•   Assistance with searching and applying for scholarships

•   Guidance for families of first-generation students

•   Networking opportunities to meet with first-gen professors and first-gen students

•   Tutoring and study groups

•   Online services for off-site students

•   Referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources

First-Generation Faculty & Staff


Many faculty and staff were first-generation students themselves!  They would love to chat with you and help you with questions or challenges you might face.


Deborah Larson - Assistant Dean & Registrar

Dr. Brenda Boudreau - English

Dr. Linda Hoffman - Psychology

Scott Colby - Physical Education

Belinda Kern - Nursing

Dr. Darrell Hardt - Assistant Professor and Executive Director of Kentucky Campuses. Director of EdS/EdD Programs

Dr. Darryn Diuguid - Education

Michelle Magnussen - Theatre

Dr. Brenda Doll - Education

Dr. Janet Wicker - Education

Dr. Lyn Huxford - Sociology

Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe - Nursing

Dr. Joseph Knickmeyer - Mathematics

Dr. Kian Pokorny - Computer Science

Dr. Shelly Lemons - History

Dr. Tami Eggleston - Psychology

Dr. Alan Alewine - Mathematics

 Selected Resources

  • Family members of McKendree students will want to check out the new Parent Association at McKendree.  The membership is FREE.  Contact parents@mckendree.edu and keep in mind this is for family members of McKendree Students.
  • Want to learn more from first-generation students across the United States? Visit www.firstinthefamily.org to view videos of students sharing their experiences.


McKendree University's First-Generation Student Success program was funded in part by a grant from The Council of Independent Colleges and the Walmart Foundation. The CIC/Walmart College Success Award was granted to the university in April, 2010 and completed in 2012.