Understanding First-Generation Latino/a Students: How Partnering With Parents Contributes To Access & Success
As educators at all levels seek to increase accessibility to higher education for students whose parents did not attend college, it is essential that we seek out the strengths and assets these students bring to the table. But we must not stop there. It is the responsibility of the educator, once these strengths are known, to help students use them to their advantage. There is a widely held misconception about how the families of first-generation students support their students through the pursuit of a college education. For many of these families, and for Latino families in particular, support does not always come in the form of helicopter parenting, phone calls to the Deans office, and assistance with college applications.
It is essential that higher education professionals understand what support means to various cultures so that they can adequately respond to the needs of all of their students and families. It is the social responsibility of the institution to design programs and initiatives around new understandings of the students they seek to serve. The objective of this webinar does not rest at providing information, it challenges participants to answer the question now what? Armed with this information, participants will be encouraged to explore what can be done at their own institutions to make a difference for students who have become the first in the family to attend college.
This webinar will address the important transition between high school and college for Latino/a first-generation students of color, including decisions made leading up to this process, as well as pre-college experiences at home. It will also provide recommendations for how institutions can work closely with families from recruitment through graduation. Understanding this transition is a critical key to increasing college access, student success, and identifying what first-generation Latino/a students and their families need in order to successfully pursue and navigate the world of higher education.
- Examine the pre-college experiences, strengths, and success strategies of first-generation students
- Discuss the unique experiences of Latino/a first-generation students and their families
- Explore the ways in which university professionals can tailor outreach initiatives and communication to reflect the particular dynamics of Latino/a students and their families
- Identify strategies for how participants can best serve first-generation students and their families who struggle with the transition to college
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Enrollment Services
- Financial Aid
- Residence Life
- Retention Specialist
- Student Life
- Diversity Directors
- First Year Experience Coordinators
- Learning & Tutoring Centers
Dr. Pamela Antoinette Larde is a college professor and innovative business owner who holds a Ph.D. in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service from Cardinal Stritch University. Her research focuses on interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, inspiration, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
She is the founder of Inspiration Ink, an organization that houses EmpowerMe! CollegePrep, Tandem Light Press, and The Academy of Creative Coaching for students, aspiring authors, and future professional coaches who wish to empower others through their own unique gifts and talents. Additionally, she has written three books and contributed chapters to two others. Her latest book is Letters to the Brokenhearted: Woman-to-Woman Advice on Refocusing, Rebuilding, and Reloving.
The bulk of Dr. Pamela’s career has been spent in higher education, where she has twelve years of professional experience. As a student affairs professional, she received training in suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse counseling. After completing her masters degree in College Student Affairs, Dr. Pamela pursued her Ph.D. to better position herself to help develop leadership skills in others, particularly with the desire to help people live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives.
Dr. Pamela has received numerous awards for her efforts, including:
- Author of the Year Award Lady of Purpose Network, 2014
- Peach of a Program Award Georgia College Personnel Association, 2014Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement Cardinal Stritch, 2013USA Best Book Award for Cover Design (Finalist) Letters to the Brokenhearted, 2013
- USA Best Book Award for Non-Fiction (Finalist) Letters to the Brokenhearted, 2013
- Beach Book Award (Honorable Mention) Letters to the Brokenhearted, 2013
- ACPA Foundation - Research Grant, 2008 and 2013
- Featured as Showcase Presentation at ACPA national conference, 2010
- Awarded Best in Show for presentation at WCPA conference, 2009
- Best Service Plan Marquette University Business Plan Competition, 2008
- Best Live Presentation Marquette University Business Plan Competition, 2008 Ignatian Award for Outstanding New Professional in Jesuit Student Affairs, Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators & Marquette University, 2005
- Journalism Department Head Award for Leadership in Journalism, Cal Poly, 2000
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