WCCD Celebrates First-Generation College Students with Recognition, Special Spring Registration Day

Wallace Community College-Dothan (WCCD) participated in the National First-Generation College Celebration Day on Tuesday, November 8, by recognizing current WCCD students, faculty and staff who are First-Generation college students. First-Generation students are those whose parents did not complete a four-year college or university degree. The event was sponsored by the WCCD TRiO programs and was held on both WCCD campuses.

“The National First-Generation College Celebration is a wonderful way for Wallace to acknowledge our students who are the first ones in their family to pursue higher education,” said Daymesha Reed, WCCD Student Life Coordinator. “Being a first-generation college student is something to celebrate, and we are proud to recognize both our current students and Wallace faculty and staff!”

“TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) gladly supports first-generation, Pell-eligible college students at Wallace Community College,” said Dr. Demetriss Locke, TRiO SSS Director. “My staff and I provide services and support to address issues germane to first-generation college students.” “These services include various virtual and in-person workshops, trips to four-year colleges/universities, and exposure to various cultural events/activities.” “We are proud to play a small part in their educational journey.”

WCCD will continue the celebration by offering a special First-Generation Spring 2023 Registration Day on Thursday, November 10, from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM in the Advising Centers on both campuses. This special registration day will allow First-Generation students to register for classes for the 2023 Spring semester. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome. Participants do not have to be currently enrolled to register. The Advising Center on the Wallace Campus in Dothan is located in Grimsley Hall, Room 131; the Advising Center on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula is located in Building A, Room 13.