First-generation students at Oregon Tech celebrate pursuit of higher education with campus community
Oregon Tech welcomed 55 first-year students and nontraditional/transfer students to campus for pre-orientation programs focusing on support systems available and how to succeed at Oregon Tech during the 2021-22 academic year.
The early programs include First-Year Experience Flight School with Housing & Residence Life, SOAR with Student Involvement & Belonging (SIB), and Summer Bridge through the Tech Opportunities Program (TOP). Each program is geared toward a different group of students and focuses on areas of success for each of those groups.
A special event was held on May 7 to celebrate the academic success of nontraditional students involved in Oregon Institute of Technology’s Tech Opportunities Program (TOP). President of the university, Dr. Nagi Naganathan, and Dean of Students, Dr. Erin Foley, recognized 102 TOP students who made the President’s and Dean’s Honors list for either fall 2020 or winter 2021 terms.
Trying to navigate without a map can be what it feels like for a first-generation student who decides to pursue higher education. In support of those students who are the first in their families to attend college, Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) participated in a nationwide event, First-Generation College Celebration, virtually on Nov. 12.