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Center for Access and Success celebrates Elon’s first-generation students
May 11, 2023
Elon hosted the third annual First-Generation Graduation Ceremony in honor of all the first-generation Class of 2023 graduates.
Elon team attends First Scholars Leadership Academy
April 3, 2023
Four staff and faculty represented Elon at First Scholars Leadership Academy to advance first-generation initiatives on campus.
Elon to host first Scholarship and Opportunities Fair
February 27, 2023
The Scholarship and Opportunities Fair is intended to support historically excluded and marginalized students and feature opportunities designed to support students in learning about and eventually participating in high-impact practices.
Alumni in Action: Darris Means ’05 shapes student success through meaningful connections
December 14, 2022
Means is currently an associate professor at University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and has a goal to build networks that focus on addressing racial, class, spatial inequities and injustices in education.
First-generation faculty share motivation behind helping current first-gen students navigate college life
November 11, 2022
Faculty members Brandon Sheridan, Lee Bush and Ilyssa Salomon share their experiences as first-generation college graduates and how to they serve as mentors for current first-generation students finding their way.
Elon faculty, staff panel discuss support and access for first-generation college students
November 9, 2022
Tuesday, Nov. 8 is National First Generation College Celebration and a panel of faculty and staff spoke about their own experiences as first-generation college graduates and the resources available for current first-generation students at Elon.
Travella Free, Center for Access and Success awarded NCICU grant for mentoring program
September 29, 2022
The $5,000 grant from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) will fund the iBELONG Male Mentor Program, which will be housed in the Center for Access and Success.
Elon celebrates achievements of first-generation students
November 9, 2021
The National First-Generation College Celebration was held on Nov. 8 at LaRose Student Commons with several events to honor Elon's first-generation students.
Elon LEADS Impact: Spotlight on Scholarships
June 21, 2021
The Odyssey Scholarship Program offers opportunities for students like Jewel Tillman ’21 to become leaders on campus and after graduation. Growing the number of scholarships to produce graduates the world needs is the top priority of the Elon LEADS campaign.
A family decision: Gift endows new Odyssey Program scholarship
May 3, 2021
The university’s Odyssey Program resonates with senior Koster Silvernail ’21 and parents Shelby and Andy Silvernail P’21, leading to a generous gift that will help high-achieving students with financial need attend Elon. Support for Odyssey and other scholarships is the top priority of the Elon LEADS Campaign.