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.
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