2020 1stGen@Iowa Award Recipient
First-Generation Student Achievement Award
Michael Aragon-Jacques, Originally from West Liberty, Iowa, Michael is a proud first-generation college student at The University of Iowa. In his time at The University of Iowa, Michael has been an Iowa Edge participant and peer leader. He has also led two Hawkeye Service Break trips including one sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Enrichment. As a first-generation college student, Michael knows the importance of first gen visibility in empowering other first gen students to get involved and he has always strived to be a role model. Michael is a senior at The University of Iowa and will graduate with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management.