Being a first-generation college student means neither parent has completed a four-year degree. At 中北书院, we're proud that nearly 40% of our students are first-gen. Here, first-gen status is a point of pride among our students, faculty 和 staff. 所以立博在线体育先提供立博体育平台.


中北书院 is nationally recognized as a leader in first-generation programming 和 student success. 2023年,国家学生信息中心启动了 DEI数据实验室, 共同努力,提高学生的成绩, 并将第一主教医院作为一个循证项目. 立博在线体育的节目还在一个 2023今日美国文章, a 2020大学商业专栏文章 是a的主题 美国国家公共广播电台(NPR) 2019年专题报道 为了纪念全国第一代庆祝日.  We think that recognition is great — but our greatest accomplishment is ensuring you exceed your personal best both at North Central 和 in life. 



The mission of 立博体育平台第一 is to provide a supportive 和 welcoming community for first-generation college students 和 their families, a campus culture that recognizes 和 celebrates first-generation student identity as an asset, 和 a program that intentionally connects first-generation students to faculty, 资源, information 和 experiences that promote academic 和 personal success from enrollment through graduation.


North Central is nationally recognized as a leader in first-generation programming 和 student success.

  • 立博体育平台第一是由 Excelencia in Education as the “2021 Example of Excelencia” in the Baccalaureate category for its asset-based approach to serving Latino students. Excelencia in Education is the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education. The 2021 Examples of Excelencia were selected from 21 finalists among 145 national submissions. 立博体育平台第一是在 Excelencia in Education’s “What Works for Latino Student Success” database as an evidence-based program. 
  • In recognition for our commitment to first-generation student programming, North Central was designated a First-Gen Forward Advisory Institution in 2019. 有了这个名称, the College servers as a mentor for other higher education institution in their efforts to support 和 advance outcomes for first-gen students. 
  • 立博体育平台第一次收到 2018年卓越银奖、卓越金奖 from NASPA, an international professional organization for Student Affairs.
  • 立博体育平台第一是一个 美国国家公共广播电台(NPR) 2019年专题报道 为了纪念全国第一代庆祝日.


  • Access to a network of first-generation peers, faculty 和 staff who offer mentoring 和 support.
  • 有机会赚取可再生的1美元,000 立博体育平台第一 Scholarship after one year of participation in the program.
  • A series of workshops for each year of your North Central experience:
    • 第一个星期五: interactive workshops on the first 和 third Friday of each month designed to provide information specific to your first-year, 第一代体验.
    • 立博体育平台第一大二晚餐: monthly workshops for first-gen sophomores 和 first-gen faculty.
    • 倒数第一: 每月为第一代青少年举办讲习班.
    • 立博体育平台第一赛段: 每月为第一代长者举办工作坊.
  • 每个工作坊提供早餐或午餐. 没错,免费食物总是包括在内的!
  • A yearly planner 和 calendar to keep you on schedule 和 informed of what's happening on campus.
  • An exclusive 立博体育平台第一 T-shirt, pen, water bottle 和 more.
  • 领导 opportunities available after one year of participation in the program.
  • Special 第一代学术团体 facilitated by first-gen faculty—see next section for details.
  • Connection to opportunities, information, 资源 和 experiences.


Research shows that first-gen students are less likely to engage with faculty outside of the classroom—but we underst和 that faculty connection is important to a first-gen student’s success.  That’s why we have designed programs to help facilitate interactions between first-gen students 和 faculty. Our 第一代学术团体 provide a dedicated space for sharing ideas 和 discussing opportunities with faculty mentors—most of who are first-gen themselves.



  • 艺术中的第一代枢机 & 设计-教授. Christine Rabenold和Kate Pszotka
  • 生物学中的第一代立博体育平台-博士. 格雷格Ruthig & 乔安娜Weremijewicz
  • 第一代商业立博体育平台-博士. Donnavieve史密斯
  • 第一代化学立博体育平台-博士. 保罗·布兰德
  • 通信中的第一代枢机 & 传媒研究-教授. 约翰·斯坦利
  • 计算机科学中的第一代基数 & 计算机工程-教授. Luis Aloia
  • 第一代教育立博体育平台(原以教为先) - Dr. 林赛Wexler
  • 第一代英语立博体育平台-博士. Quanisha Charles和Jennifer Jackson
  • 工程中的第一代基数机 & 物理学博士. D. Rico-Aniles
  • 第一代环境研究立博体育平台- Dr. 里德帕金斯
  • 历史上第一代立博体育平台. 安·基廷
  • 第一代健康科学立博体育平台 & 体育管理-教授. 塔米Kadera
  • 运动机能学的第一代立博体育平台-教授. 泰勒阿曼
  • 数学中的第一代基数 & 精算学-教授. Maria Orjuela Garavito
  • 第一代哲学立博体育平台-博士. 夏新穆萨
  • 第一代政治科学立博体育平台-博士. 神气活现的威廉
  • 心理学中的第一代立博体育平台 & 神经科学-博士. 亚历克西斯·钱伯斯和妮可·里维拉
  • 第一代Shimer枢机主教- Dr. 斯图亚特·帕特森
  • 第一代剧院里的立博体育平台. 劳拉Lodewyck


  • 第一代运动训练中的立博体育平台. 肯德尔Selsky
  • 第一代教育立博体育平台 & 高等教育领导-博士. 莫林·斯佩尔曼
  • 第一代职业治疗立博体育平台- Dr. 凯利Frystak
  • 第一代物理治疗立博体育平台-博士. 琳娜·布兰查德和吉莉安斯·麦克莱恩
  • 第一代立博体育平台在医师助理研究-博士. 蒂姆·伍兹
  • 专业版的第一代立博体育平台 & 创意写作-博士. 扎卡里·杰克


立博在线体育的第一代新转学生, we offer 立博体育平台第一 Transition- a series of lunch workshops during your first two months on campus. The workshops are hosted by 枢机首任大使 who transferred to North Central 和 are also first-generation college students. These workshops introduce the new transfer students to one another 和 to the valuable 资源, student organizations 和 important opportunities available to them.



经过一年的积极参与, 所有第一代学生都有资格获得可再生的1美元,000 立博体育平台第一 Scholarship for their remaining years at North Central.  

  • 一般的资格
    • Must be a first-generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year degree).
    • 必须是北中的全日制本科生.
  • 奖学金的要求
    • Details regarding scholarship requirements are shared at every workshop.
    • Attend required minimum number of monthly one-hour workshops (generally 8/year).


  • The Office of 第一代项目 is here to 回答任何问题 和 support your personal 和 professional growth from your first day on campus through graduation. We are your “guide on the side” throughout your North Central experience.
    • 朱莉·卡巴洛-副院长
    • Marissa Gaigalas M ' 20 -副主任
    • 肯·托马斯,25岁 -研究生助理
    • Brian Gambuzza ' 23 | M ' 25 -研究生助理


Our 枢机首任大使 are a group of first-gen student-leaders who are excited to meet you. This built-in network of mentorship 和 support is ready to welcome you, 回答任何问题, 和 provide you with encouragement 和 guidance as you work toward earning your college degree.















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