Jordan Frost.

Former student body president and student regent and current Washington educator Jordan Frost received Washington State University’s inaugural First-Generation Alumni Excellence Award, presented by the Office of Academic Engagement (OAE).

First-generation students are those whose parents did not graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree. Frost earned two degrees at WSU: a B.A. in history in 2018, and a Master in Teaching in 2019. While an undergraduate in Pullman, he was elected and served as head of the Associated Students of WSU; as a graduate student, he was selected to serve on the university’s Board of Regents.

In November, Frost was a guest speaker on the topic of “Personal and Institutional Barriers for Academic Achievement” when OAE hosted several events for students, faculty, and staff that were geared toward enlightening people about first-generation students. The programming was offered in association with the National First-Generation Celebration Day, sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education and the Center for First-generation Student Success organizations.

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