WWCC Warriors are First Gen!
A formal definition of a first-generation college student is a student whose parent(s) did not complete a four-year college or university degree. However, at WWCC, we understand that this definition may not fully account for the rich diversity of first-generation college students. For example, your parent(s) could have some college experience but did not earn a degree from a four-year college or university. Your grandparents, aunts/uncles and siblings could also have degrees, and you would still qualify as first generation. Some first-generation students come from low-income households. Some are students of color, children of immigrant parents and others are working-class white students.
Despite the different backgrounds of first-generation college students, there is much more that you all may have in common. And we want you to know that many of your instructors and advisors at the college were also First-Gen.