ProofPoint: prüfˈpȯint /noun – process of showing something is possible.

#ProofPointDay is a nation-wide celebration to recognize those who are the first in their family to attend a 4-year college.  At Middlebury, we come together every year to celebrate the wonderful first-generation college students on our own campus.  These are a few of many first-gen faces at Midd, who shared what being first-gen means to them.

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What does First-Gen mean to YOU?

“It’s developing the resilience to continue and finding the strength that we’ve always had within us”

“Being first generation is difficult, and I want to make sure that those after me know that they are not alone”

"It's tied to much of who I am and why I am here"