First generation family conversing


First-Generation Student Experience

November 4, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Interact with a panel of current students, faculty, and staff who are the first in their families to attend and/or complete college as they share their experiences and advice with current first-generation students at New York Tech.


  • Mohammad Tariq Jamal, Graduate Student, NYIT College of Arts & Sciences; President, Graduate Student Association; Hall Director, Office of Residence Life.
  • Michael Hadjiargyrou, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Biological & Chemical Sciences, NYIT College of Arts & Sciences; Director D.O./Ph.D. Program, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Karen Vahey, Ed.D., Dean, Admissions & Financial Aid, New York Tech.
  • Felipe Henao, Ed.D., Dean of Students, New York Tech.


Julia Andor, Student, NYIT School of Architecture & Design; President of American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS); Member, First-Generation Student Task Force.

This event is sponsored by the First-Generation Student Task Force.