First Generation Initiative

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banner Alisa Macksey, M.A.
Executive Director
First Generation Initiative
507-457-1469
amacksey@smumn.edu

The 2019 Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men

Congratulations to our very own, Stanley Wright, for being nominated for the 2019 Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men . The Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men funds development, leadership, and mentoring opportunities for Minnesota...

Fun is Good Seminar: Have fun in the workplace

First Generation Initiatives scholar, Jakira Robinson, had a wonderful opportunity to gain last minute knowledge at the Fun is Good seminar before she takes a leap into the real world. Robinson is a current senior studying Public Relations and Leadership at Saint...

2nd annual Women of Color Summit

Eleven Saint Mary’s scholars attended the 2nd annual Women of Color Summit: Empowering Together at Gustavus Adolphus College on April 13. The Women of Color Summit is similar to the annual Kente Summit for Collegiate Black Men — both offer an environment to build...

Wish Brother Finbar all the Best on his 93rd Birthday!

As one of the gang, we hope you will share in Brother Finbar McMullen’s passion for pineapple upside down cake, “Finovations,” and the First Generation Initiative. So you might be asking how each of these all fit together. Here’s how: they all require a great deal of...

Saint Mary’s University Students Attend Kente Summit

To build community across campuses, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota students attended the sixth annual  Kente Summit Nov. 4-5 at Macalester College and Hamline University. The mission of  the Kente Summit is to gather male college students of African descent who...