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Are you first? Symposium

First-gen students and their allies recently sponsored an Are You First? Symposium, featuring several sessions, panel discussions and speakers to raise awareness, provide networking opportunities and ensure student success.

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  • One Latina’s journey to college amid admissions scandals and inequities

    12/30/2019 Public Radio International

    Seventeen-year-old Daniela Cortez spent many afternoons this fall in a classroom in San Jose, California, writing and revising her college application essays and learning how to read tax forms so she could apply for financial aid.

  • UA Little Rock Grad Tichina Taylor Overcomes Stroke to Earn College Degree

    12/13/2019 University of Arkansas - Little Rock

    After her freshman year of college at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Tichina Taylor experienced a debilitating stroke. Thanks to her strong will to continue pursuing her degree, with lots of support from the UA Little Rock Disability Resource Center and Student Support Services, Taylor will be graduating.

  • WVU Tech celebrates first-generation college students

    11/07/2019 The Register Herald

    Cody Walker remembers growing up in Oak Hill not always having the same experiences as his peers. Now, several years later, he's among several other first generation college students at WVU Tech.

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