First-Generation Honors Association

The First-Generation Honors Association (FGHA) assists first-generation students in their transition to the Honors College/Academic Scholars Program & Michigan State University and fosters their continued success in college. FGHA is committed to building a sense of community among first-generation students on campus; membership is open to students not in the Honors College/Academic Scholars Program. The group consists of first-generation students & advocates (faculty/staff who strive to support first-generation students) across campus.

The association offers:
  • Unique programming tailored to needs of first-generation students
  • Academic/personal support
  • Social events and networking with students, faculty, & staff
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Connections to campus resources and opportunities
For more information on FGHA, please contact Erika Trigg Crews at ecrews@msu.edu.

Meet the 2020-2021 E-Board
Elizabeth Moore
Co-President
mooree26@msu.edu 
Jill Risley
Co-President
risleyj1@msu.edu 
Jen Yoo
Senior Advisor
yoojenni@msu.edu 

Sarah Pilarski
Secretary
pilars28@msu.edu 

Caitlin Srock
Treasurer
srockcai@msu.edu 
Olivia Triltsch
Community Outreach Coordinator
triltsch@msu.edu
Daniela Aguirre
Mentorship Coordinator
aguirr27@msu.edu 
Frank Dolecki
Social Events Coordinator
doleckif@msu.edu 

Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program

The Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program connects first-generation students, international students, and students of color with a peer mentor in the Michigan State University Honors College. 

Through the Mentorship Program, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Meet other first-generation students at MSU
  • Participate in social & professional development activities
  • Learn from the experiences of your peers as you transition to and navigate MSU

Visit the Honors Navigators Peer Mentorship Program website to learn more. Please contact Erika Trigg Crews (ecrews@msu.edu) or Sadiq Mohammed (mohamm61@msu.edu) with any questions. 

Events
Stay tuned to HC & FGHA social media for upcoming events!

Past Events

  • Scholarships 101 | Wednesday, November 18 @ 11:30AM EST | Zoom
  • College 101 Kahoot with FGHA & Honors x 2 | Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00PM | Zoom
  • Open Meeting | Wednesday, March 25 @ 7:00-8:00PM | Zoom 
  • Finances 101 | Tuesday, March 17 @ 6:30-8:00PM | Zoom
  • Spring 2020 Honors Navigators Kick-off | Thursday, February 13 @ 6:15-8:15PM | Shaw Hall East Multipurpose Room (E5)
  • End-of-Semester Celebration/Finals Study Break| Wednesday, December 4 @ 6:00-8:00PM | Bessey Hall 106
  • National First-generation College Celebration | Friday, November 8 @ 9:00-11:00AM | Erickson 226/228
  • Meet the E-board | Sunday, November 3 @ 6:00-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • Scholarships 101 | Tuesday, November 12 @ 6:30-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • Carbs, Careers, & Connections | Wednesday, October 23 @ 6:00-7:30PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • Fall 2019 Honors Navigators Kick-off | Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00-8:00PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall