Being the first in your family to attend college has its own trials and tribulations to overcome because when it comes to figuring out college, you’re often on your own. That’s why being a first-generation student is something to be proud of!
We want to take a special moment to congratulate the first-gens in our department who kicked college’s butt and got to where they are today. Thank you for being first-gen and thank you for being a part of EPP!
If you would like to read a personal experience from one of our first gens, Shelly Pate– a Graduate Research Assistant and Masters student in our department– wrote an inspiring read the other day. I encourage you to check it out here.