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 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.

First-Gen Snapshots

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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Share Your Story

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News Briefs

Read full stories of the news briefs featured in the Winter/Spring issue

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