First Generation Students

Are you the first in your family to go to college or pursue a four-year degree?  So were we!

The term "first-generation college student" is defined as a college student whose parents have not earned a degree from a four-year college or university.

As Academic Advisors and Coaches, we want to offer you concierge advising services for First-Generation in College students!

Whether you are an incoming student who needs assistance with on-boarding or a freshman or sophomore, we are here to help! We will even answer questions for your parents as they help you navigate college life!

Contact Us today 


Allison Rodgers Zapata, M.A.
Assistant Director Academic Coach/Advisor
First-Generation Advising Lead & Advisor



Cassidy Largen
Academic Coach/Advisor
First-Generation Advisor


Jenna Abram
Academic Advisor/Coach
First-Generation Advisor



Mary Downing Patterson
Associate Director, University Honors Program
First-Generation Advisor