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Pres. Scroggins as a First-Generation College Student

Dr. Scroggins graduates from college

November 03, 2019 - 10:54 AM

A first-generation college student is one who is the first in their immediate family to go to college. Mt. SAC has a lot of them. Nearly half the student population is first-generation, as is the President & CEO of Mt. SAC: Dr. William Scroggins. In this video, Dr. Scroggins tells his story of going to college - an unfamiliar world that he had very little knowledge of or preparation for before he attended.

Mt. SAC is asking its faculty and staff to share their own first-generation college story at These stories will be shared during the school's inaugural First-Generation Week, to be held November 12 - 15 . 

Events planned for the school's initial First-Generation Week will include:

first-generation logoWed., November 13 - First-Gen Mixer at Bldg. 13 Patio 11:30am - 1:30pm. Refreshments served.

Thurs., November 14 - Talk by Reyna Grande, author of "The Distance Between Us", about her experience an immigrant (first 150 get a free book). at Bldg. 13-1700 4:30pm - 6:30pm. Dinner will be provided.

Fri. November 15 - College Visit: USC. Time TBD