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Bergren Forum will examine effect of being first college student in family

Amy Button

Amy Button

ALFRED, NY – Amy Button, assistant professor of psychology at Alfred University, will present a talk, “Going First: The Implications of Being a First in Family Postsecondary Student,” at the Nov. 9 Bergren Forum.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday the University is in session in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center.  It is open to the public, free of charge. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee and tea are provided.

During her presentation, Button will talk about the implications of being the first student in one’s family to pursue a postsecondary education. The impact of culture and disability on ‘first in family’ students, as well as the assets they bring to campus, will also be discussed.

Button earned her doctorate degree in school psychology from Alfred University in 2017. She also earned her master’s degree in school psychology from Alfred University, in 2011.