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Professor Jan Wessel wins UI award for first-gen advocacy

November 17, 2022
Jan Wessel smiling

Professor Jan Wessel was recently award one of six 1stGen@Iowa awards that were given to students, faculty, and staff. His advocacy was highlighted in a recent Iowa Now news (item The UI First-Generation Task Force established the awards to recognize first-gen student achievements as well as the outstanding advocacy and support efforts of faculty and staff. 

Held each year on Nov. 8 to commemorate the anniversary of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the National First-Generation College Celebration encourages colleges and universities across the country to celebrate the successes of the institution’s first-generation students. The UI celebrates all week long. 

Congratulations Professor Wessel!