Erica Mosca, who founded the nonprofit Leaders in Training to mentor first-generation and low-income students through high school and college.

Welcome

First to go to college is an honor held by many UNLV students, faculty, staff, and leaders at UNLV. We celebrate our first-generation family as they are an important part of the very fabric that is UNLV!

First-generation faculty and students face many of the same challenges including being unfamiliar with the new environment, difficulty accessing resources, and making networking connections for collaborative opportunities. The Intersection helps new faculty and students acclimate to our campus.

Events

  • Join Nayelli Lopez Rico, Undocumented Student Program Resource Coordinator, Professor Michael Kagan, Director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, and Assistant Professor and author of Socially Undocumented, Dr. Amy Reed-Sandoval...

  • Grab your favorite morning beverage and pastry, and join us for this three-part monthly engagement series that will focus on what it means to be a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) for UNLV faculty and staff. Facilitators...

  • Calling ALL UNLV colleges, departments, and offices to join us in recognizing our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Once again, this year's celebration will be campuswide! How To Join In The Fun: Block off Nov...

  • The UNLV collegiate family is invited to attend the 2021 kick-off celebration in honor of our first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Please join us for a morning of fun, excitement, games, and celebration. The kick-...

  • What does being a first generation college student mean to you? In celebration of First Generation Week students and student organizations are invited to paint a window of the Student Union with a visual representation of...

  • This interactive event allows attendees to learn about the history, programs, and services offered by the Center for Academic Enrichment & Outreach (CAEO).

  • The Intersection is pleased to host the 2021 First Gen Celebration Breakfast. This breakfast, made possible with funding from Diversity Initiatives and Student Affairs, will provide an exciting opportunity to connect with...

  • Interested in exploring your first-gen student identity? Join the Academic Success Center and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for First-Gen Connect! Through interaction with the museum's exhibits and workshops, you will...

  • Come join us for an informational workshop all about graduate school. We will talk about what graduate school is, graduate degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources...

  • The Fall 2021 Intersecting Connections (IC) series is designed to provide a monthly platform to discuss, engage, share and interact with members of the UNLV community on issues related to returning, coping, and thriving in...

  • Come join us for an informational workshop all about graduate school. We will talk about what graduate school is, graduate degree types, the grad school application process, how to pay for grad school, and campus resources...

First-Gen-Connect

First-Gen Connect is a free conference for first-generation college students and their parents or guardians.

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News

Oct. 10, 2018
Kris Engelstad McGarry and the Engelstad Family Foundation are helping make the dreams of dozens of UNLV School of Medicine students come true.
woman standing with street behind her
Jun. 6, 2018
Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.
woman outside
May. 9, 2018
The Las Vegas native completed her undergrad at Reno and returned home for law school. After graduation, she’ll head north again for a clerkship in Carson City.
Feb. 28, 2018
Working against the odds, this alumna became the first in her family to attain a college education and launch an ambitious career.
UNLV engineering students
Dec. 27, 2017
News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.
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Dec. 11, 2017
Some inspirational words from Rebels who've made it through another fall semester.
A student and faculty member examine an experiment under magnification.
Aug. 11, 2017
McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.
senior Amber Turner and alumna Lisa Danielson
May. 3, 2017
UNLV undergraduate and NASA intern Amber Turner shares her remarkable research journey, which may someday lead to human civilizations on other planets.
Margie Toves
May. 11, 2016
Margie Toves is among the first graduates from a program to produce social workers specializing in children’s mental health.