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VIDEO: First-Generation Graduates Look Back at Their Trailblazing Journeys

Celebrating those first in their families to receive a college degree

In May, the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) graduated the largest percentage of first-generation students receiving a bachelor’s degree in the past five years (42.9%). Prioritizing student success, UNC has several resources and programs to assist first-generation students including the Center for Human Enrichment (CHE), which is a welcoming, inclusive and caring community that provides academic and personal support throughout students’ academic journey. Three CHE members who were among the record-breaking first-generation students who recently received their diplomas discuss their experience navigating higher education and the community they discovered.

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