Educators come together to benefit First Gen. College Students

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – 150 educators from around the state and country will come together on the Eastern Kentucky University campus Friday, Nov. 8th to try benefit first generation college students, according to an EKU press release.

The group will be focused on learning how to better help first generation college students succeed by converging ideas.

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Executive director of retention and graduation, Dr. Jill Hunter said this is the first conference of its kind to be held in Kentucky.

“We are bringing together thought leaders from across the spectrum of educational experience: four-year and two-year colleges, public and private schools, middle schools and high schools, state agencies and private industry partners,” said Hunter.

EKU said the conference will host several keynote speakers and feature breakout sessions on readiness, classroom management and other topics of interest.