first generation

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!


Mary Patterson

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

Heinz Alfredo Fernandez

Heinz Alfredo Fernandez, M.Ed.
Academic Coach/Advisor
First-Generation Advisor

Allison Rodgers Zapata

Allison Rodgers Zapata, M.A.
Academic Coach/Advisor
First-Generation Advisor

Eric Foster II

Eric Foster II, M.S.
Academic Coach/Advisor
First-Generation Advisor


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 Last Modified 6/25/22