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 79.7 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 and staff support 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 highlights of students, faculty and staff members who themselves were first-generation, addressing the challenges they faced and the successes they achieved in college.
Meet some Stan State students, faculty and staff who were or are the first in their families to strive for a college degree.
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Read full stories of the news briefs featured in the Winter/Spring issue