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Tag: First Generation College Student
Responding to Misconceptions of Being a Graduate Student
Sometimes I get frustrated with myself because I am unable to explain my experiences in higher education to my family and peers. As a first-generation college student, explaining my day-to-day life as a student is challenging. While my family was really supportive and proud that I wanted to pursue a master’s degree, they didn’t really understand the field of higher education or what I can do with that degree.
November 5, 2018
Celebrations for First-Gen Students Expand in Year Two
The Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, has announced the second annual First-Generation College Celebration.
October 22, 2018
Mexican-American Professor Aims to Be ‘Agent of Ethnic Mobility’
She was born to a mother who left school after the third grade to work. Her late father attended school in a one-room adobe house in the mountains of Mexico, but never finished.
October 2, 2018
First-Generation University Adult Learners and the Choice of an Online Learning Model
Access, success and affordability of higher education are main topics of discussion among policy makers. The question remains whether or not online education can play a significant role in leveling the playing field and eventually reducing income inequality.
October 1, 2018
TRIO Programs: Paving the Way for Diverse Students in Higher Education
TRIO programs are essential educational opportunity programs that are vital in promoting educational success, retention, persistence and providing pathways to immense opportunities for low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds.
September 18, 2018
Navy Veteran Finds Career in Higher Education
Dr. Georgina Dodge, who is associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion at Bucknell University, likes to say that she was “born and raised in the Air Force.”
September 11, 2018
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