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, you may:

Meet the 2022-2023 E-Board

Frank Dolecki
Co-President
doleckif@msu.edu
 
Olivia Triltsch
Co-President 
triltsch@msu.edu
Jeanette Dompreh
Secretary
domprehj@msu.edu 
Aniessa Terpstra
Treasurer
terpst35@msu.edu 
Jerry Gonzalez
Community Outreach Coordinator
gonza935@msu.edu 
Priya Patterson-Lee
Mentorship Coordinator
patte561@msu.edu 
Bianci Hami
Social Events Coordinator
hamibian@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 Crews (ecrews@msu.edu) or Sadiq Mohammed (mohamm61@msu.edu) with any questions. 

Events
Stay tuned for upcoming events hosted by FGHA and the Honors College!

Past Events

  • FGHA & HCAB Finals Destressor Night | Tuesday, April 26 @ 7-9PM | 207/208 Eustace-Cole Hall
  • First-Generation Celebration | Tuesday, April 12 @ 6PM | 2202 STEM
  • Open FGHA Meeting | Tuesday, March 23 @ 7PM EST | Zoom
  • Finances 101 | Tuesday, March 16 @ 7PM EDT
  • Carbs, Careers, & Connections | Tuesday, March 9 @ 6PM EST | Zoom
  • First-gen Meet & Mingle | Wednesday, February 10 @ 7PM EST | Zoom
  • 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