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Currently on exhibit

Faces of First Gen

proud to be first gen

Presented by Dave McCall, Angela Buys

Exhibit Dates: November 1 - 11

Opening: November 6 at 4-6 p.m.


The Faces of First-Gen display will highlight and celebrate our First-Generation students and the academic journeys they take to become generational trailblazers. This display will share a glimpse into the life of First-Generation college students as told through their eyes.

First-generation students are academically skilled, relentless, and eager to contribute to scholarly work and society. They navigate a tangled web of unfamiliar college policies, procedures, jargon, and expectations that can be extremely challenging for all students, but even more so for First-Generation students. Ferris State University is committed to helping support and celebrate the success of First-Generation students who embody the mission and vision that Ferris State University was founded upon. For this reason, Ferris has made a concerted effort to break down obstacles to First-Generation student success and celebrate their accomplishments.


Carrie Weis
Museum & Gallery Director
Ferris State University
Fine Art Gallery