Thursday, May 23, 2013

First Generation College Graduates

It’s All Greek

Cancer survivor and classics major first in family to graduate

Jaclyn Herr

When [you are a first-generation college student], the logic is that you’re going to go to college, study science and math and get an engineering job, and become rich,” Herr says. “Not that you’re going to read books and teach somewhere and not be rich. [My parents] have always been supportive, but they’ve always wondered why I’d go to school for 10 years if I wasn’t going to end up loaded at the end of it.”

As, a first year college graduate myself, I can completely relate to this.


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