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The first-generation alumni group seeks to connect and support first-generation alumni by providing a network of shared experiences, personal and professional development resources, and events that foster community among first-gen alumni and the College. This group also seeks to support current students, staff, and faculty in advancing first-gen programming on campus.

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Honoring the Journey Ahead is a ‘zine with words of encouragement, love, and reflection from first-generation alumni to first-generation graduating seniors.

Physical copies are gifted to seniors as part of the Honoring the Journey graduation ceremonies each year. View previous volumes below.

Images of a blue cloudy sky, Macalester bell and Weyerhaeuser covered in snow, sunset over a mountain, trees silhouetted against the sky, a field of sunflowers, and Old Main appear spliced together in small rectangles. The words "Honoring the Journey Ahead" appear at the center of the page directly over the image of the trees.Cover of Honoring the Journey Ahead Zine from 2018. Image shows two students with their backs to the camera in front of an autumn tree on the Great Lawn on Macalester's campus. The link between the Dewitt Wallace Library and Old Main can be seen behind the tree,


Staff Contact

Rosalinda Miguel
Assistant Director of Affinity & Identity Engagement
[email protected]