Stories tagged with: first generation

Finding your confidence in a new world

April 24, 2024 A journalism student speaks to the University's longest-serving dean about their shared experience as first-generation college students.

Commencement Spotlight: Jessica Grey

April 26, 2023 Jessica Grey chose OHIO Chillicothe for its proximity to her home and for its affordability. She graduates this spring with her associate degree in arts and plans to work to build a career as an artist.

Celebrate the accomplishments of OHIO’s first-generation students

November 29, 2022 The Academic Achievement Center in Alden Library will host a celebration from 3 – 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5.

Fall Grad Spotlight: Bryan Slaton

November 28, 2022 Bryan Slaton, originally from Miamisburg, Ohio, graduates this semester with a bachelor’s degree in outdoor education and recreation from the Patton College of Education.

Emmalee Clark helps show next generation of pre-law students how to succeed at OHIO

October 31, 2022 The first in her family to go to college, Emmalee Clark decided to navigate Ohio University by following in the footsteps of successful juniors and seniors. Now she's in that leadership role.

Head in the clouds: Mendez follows his dream to fly

April 18, 2022 Through the support of his family, first-year aviation major, Johan Mendez, is pursuing his dreams of becoming a pilot. 

Ohio University receives national honor for commitment to first-gen student success

June 30, 2020 Ohio University has been designated a First-gen Forward Advisory Institution by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation.

University to host First-Generation College Celebration Nov. 8

October 30, 2019 OHIO will join college and university campuses around the nation as they hold rallies, panel discussions, listening sessions, celebrations, and more in recognition of their first-generation students.

First Gen? Me Too! campaign raises awareness

October 15, 2019 OHIO First Scholars provides a wealth of opportunities and support for first-generation college students, including the First-Gen? Me Too! awareness campaign. First Scholars hosts First-Gen Fridays.

Ohio University receives First Forward designation for commitment to first-generation student success

May 6, 2019 Ohio University has been selected to the inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions by the Center for First-generation Student Success.

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