The gFIRST (first-generation students) community network seeks to support and advance the outcomes of first-gen college students across the GMS programs.

Congratulations to our 2022 gFIRST graduates! Check out a recording of the Newbury Center’s First-Gen Graduation Pinning Ceremony here.

gFIRST Resources

Newbury Center  and Events
RISE First
First Gen NASPA
ACPA advice post 
GMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Reach out to our Mentors

For more information contact Christina Bowley ( or Dr. Brigitte Ritter (