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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, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.


Services


• Answers to your questions about college

• Guidance for families of first-generation 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.


Dr. Brenda Boudreau - English; Carnegie, 212

Dr. Darryn Diuguid - Education; Piper, 109

Michelle Magnussen - Director of the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts; The Hett

Jennifer Miller - Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs; Clark Hall, 106

Dr. Janet Wicker - Education

Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe - Nursing; Nursing House

Dr. Joseph Knickmeyer - Mathematics

Dr. Kian Pokorny - Computer Science; Clark, 200

Dr. Shelly Lemons - History; Carnegie, 213

Dr. Tami Eggleston - Provost; Wildy Hall

Dr. Alan Alewine - Mathematics; Voigt, 115

Dr. Dawn Hankins - Athletic Training; Bearcat Hall, 102

 

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.


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.