Mayor Michael B. Hancock Visits GW First Gen College-Bound Students
Students and faculty participating in the GW First Generation initiative spent lunch with Denver’s Mayor on Friday, November 17. Mayor Michael B. Hancock spoke with over 60 students and 30 staff members about the challenges and rewards of being the first people in their families to attend and graduate college. Mayor Hancock told candid stories about his own experiences in college, and shared the impact of his education on his life and career. He encouraged students to pinpoint their strongest motivations, and to remember those drives as they push through difficult times.
The Mayor’s event served as a kick-off for George’s new First Gen initiative, providing dedicated support and services to first-generation college-bound students. The initiative will include a College Application Day on January 25, 2018, along with other events tailored to first-generation students. Students attending these events can also identify first-generation GW staff members, who are always available to help with the college application process.
Our heartfelt thanks to Mayor Hancock for sharing his advice and encouragement with GW students.