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Listen: Dr. Elizabeth Huggins discusses strengths of first-generation students on ‘In the Wild’ podcast

First-generation college students face unique challenges that deserve attention from universities. In honor of First-Generation College Student Awareness Month, a special episode of In the Wild features Dr. Elizabeth Huggins to discuss the struggles and strengths of first-gen students.

Huggins, the director for first and second year experience, joins In the Wild host Raysean Ricks to cover a variety of first-gen-related topics. Huggins shares how her department seeks to help first-gen students, including Real Talk events and book studies. As a first-generation college graduate, Ricks offers his own experience and advice in the conversation.

To round out the episode, current first-generation student Deysi Teran joins Ricks to discuss her experience at AU.

In the Wild is available on Apple, Spotify and Google Play.

Listen to the latest episode of In the Wild.

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Rachel Visintainer Culling

Rachel Visintainer Culling is a Communication and Theatre student at Augusta University. She currently works as an intern for Raysean Rick's 'In the Wild' podcast and a student consultant at the AU Writing Center. Contact her to learn more about the podcast or Writing Center services at rculling@augusta.edu.

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Written by Rachel Visintainer Culling

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

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