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A G1Gov is an Austin Peay State University student who will be the first in their family to earn a post-secondary degree.

  • 25% of APSU students are G1 Govs
  • 100+ G1 Govs were pinned at the inaugural ceremony

November 8, 2019 marks the 54th anniversary of the signing of the 1965 Higher Education Act (HEA) that has helped millions of first-generation students enroll and graduation from college.  On this day, APSU will join colleges and universities across the nation for First Generation College Celebration Day.  Watch your email for an invitation for the event which will be held on November 8 @ 2:30pm in the Morgan University Center.

On August 24, 2019, APSU held an Inaugural G1Gov recognition event and pinning ceremony in which all incoming Fall 2019 G1Govs were invited.  The event was covered by the All State and the story can be accessed at http://www.theallstate.org/welcome-to-the-first-generation/ .

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The G1Gov Steering Committee is a cross divisional team with work focused on recognizing and connecting our G1Govs to resources as well as raising awareness to the community of first generation students, faculty, and staff. 

Members are Victor Felts, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Life & Engagement in the division of Student Affairs, Kacie Ellis, Student Success Coordinator for COAL in the division of Academic Affairs, Loretta Griffy, Associate Vice President for Student Success Strategic Initiatives in the division of External Affairs, and Barry Jones, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters

Dean of the College of Arts and Letters Barry Jones speaks about his experience as a G1Gov