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Meetings for the Spring Semester of 2015 are from 2pm to 3pm in Altgeld Hall 100 on the following dates: January 23, February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, and April 17.

First-generation Aspire to Succeed Together, better known as FAST is the NIU student committee that assists the AmeriCorps VISTA on campus to raise awareness of the interests and needs of first-generation college students among the campus community. FAST will create events that target the interests of first-generation college students, provide information that may be unknown to these students, and simply create a space where they can speak and be heard. 

In addition, FAST students participant in monthly high school visits. During these visits, we talk to high school junios and seniors about how to prepare for and navigate college. School visits for the Spring Semester of 2015 are from 8am to 11am on: January 16, February 20, March 20, and April 16. 

If you are interested in being part of this initiative, please contact Katie Birkey, AmeriCorps VISTA at 815-753-8159,,  or stop by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning for more information.

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