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First Generation Ephs in NY
Williams is launching an alumni network for Ephs who were the first in their families to go to college. Our featured speaker will be Dean Rosanna Reyes who leads the First Generation Students Initiative at Williams.
Alumni, students, parents and guests are welcome!
Friday, April 21st
7 pm Reception
8 pm Conversation with Dean Reyes
622 3rd Ave
New York, NY
There is no charge for this event
Associate Dean of the College
Dr. Rosanna Reyes was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to New Jersey at the age of six. She attended the Perth Amboy public schools and graduated in the top of her high school class. Upon graduating high school, she became the first in her family to attend college. Dr. Reyes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Rutgers University (2003); Master of Social Work from the Rutgers School of Social Work (2006) and a Doctorate in Education from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education (2012). Her doctoral dissertation focused on the educational experience of academically resilient first-generation Latinas in College in the United States.
Dr. Reyes is currently the Associate Dean of the College at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. In her current role she advises all students on all matters pertaining to the Williams experience. She is particularly charged with leading the college’s work in supporting the academic and co-curricular success of first-generation and low-income students. She is passionate about empowering low-income, students of color and first generation students to embrace their lived experiences and not allowing adversity to deter them from achieving their greatness.
Dr. Reyes has served as a college educator for nearly 15 years. Prior to her arrival at Williams she held various positions at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She has received numerous awards and recognitions through out the years such as, the Diversity & Inclusion Award from Massachusetts College Student Personnel Association (MCPA), the John P. Hernandez Leadership Award from the American College Student Personnel (ACPA) and the Human Dignity Award from the Committee to Advance our Common Purposes at Rutgers University.
Space is limited. Please register by April 14th