STAN Magazine

Winter/Spring 2017

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In this issue, we take an in-depth look at how the University educates first-generation students. In the freshman class that entered Stan State last fall, nearly 75 percent self-identified as being the first in their families to attempt to earn an undergraduate degree. Included in the special report is a centerpiece examination of how Stan State faculty identifies and helps first-generation students and other stories that follow the first-generation theme, such as a feature on the Faculty Mentor Program and profiles of successful Stan State first-generation graduates. There are also snapshots of students, faculty and staff members who themselves were first-generation, addressing the challenges they faced and the successes they achieved in college.