ELHE Graduate Students Present on First Gen Students in Higher Education

Educational Leadership in Higher Education (ELHE) graduate students Chelsea Rushing, Johayra Diaz, Natalie Lopez, and Evelyn DeJesus-Quiles recently submitted proposals for two conferences, and out of many applications, were selected to present at both! Their session, entitled "Empowering First Gen Students: Teaching them to Own their Cultural Capital" focused on using an asset-based perspective to unveil the power and influence that lies within their pre-existing strengths, also known as cultural capital, that first-generation college students bring to higher education.

The first conference was the 50th Anniversary Conference of the Alliance of EOF Students of New Jersey (AESNJ)/Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association of NJ (EOFPANJ) which took place on Saturday, December 1st at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. The second conference was the Excellence in Student Affairs Conference held at Rutgers University on Thursday, December 6th. 

Additionally, the four work Ms. Diaz will be graduating with her master's degree in May 2020. Ms. Rushing, Ms. Lopez, and Mrs. DeJesus-Quiles will all be graduating on May 21, 2019. Congratulations to these ladies on a job well done!