An exclusive screening of the award-winning film “First Generation,” because going to college and succeeding is possible, will be at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Indiana Theatre, 683 Ohio St., at Ohio and Seventh streets. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
There will be door prizes including five free laptops. The event is sponsored by the Indiana State University Office of Student Success and Vigo County College Success Coalition.
The schedule includes a resource fair before the film from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for people to browse as they arrive. The movie showing is from 7 to 8 p.m., and then a discussion led by ISU trustee Kathy Cabello — herself a first-generation college student — will be from 8 to 8:30 p.m. At the conclusion, refreshments will be available and people can again visit the resource fair.
The goal is to have current ISU students attend, but also to welcome members of the broader Terre Haute community, hence the desire to use the Indiana Theatre location. Organizers want to further their work to create a college-going culture by encouraging middle- and high school-aged students and their families to attend.
Kathy Cabello has a passion for promoting and encouraging higher education for youth and actively blends her business strengths to mentor Hispanic/Latino youth and provide networking opportunities. Cabello is president emeritus and a founding member of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs — Indianapolis chapter and serves on the executive board of the National Association of Women Business Owners — Indianapolis. She is a member of the New Wishard Diversity Advisory Board, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Business Council. Selected as a 2010 Woman of Influence by the Indiana Business Journal, Cabello also serves on the Indiana State University Board of Trustees.
Rondrell Moore, co-presenter and interviewer of Cabello, began his career at WTHI-TV in 2008. He co-anchors News 10 This Morning and anchors News 10 at Midday. He began his career at News 10 as Internet content producer and has served as the weekend