We are ending #FirstGenerationWeek, but we are not done yet with all the wonderful stories we want to share with you. Marcia Maita loves serving and helping people. She has a job in the health industry and she loves it. However, she understands that in order to be able to help even more, she needs a college degree.
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For over 100 years CW has graduated thousands of students who are now working on several companies in our area. CW student Jennifer hopes to be a successful professional inspiring other Latinos to pursue their dreams. That is the purpose of #FirstGenerationWeek, to celebrate and inspire students to pursue their dreams and obtain a college degree to improve the quality of their families. Here’s Jennifer’s story:
Kerly Loja chases all opportunities available for her. Coming from a developing country where professional opportunities are limited, she values even more the opportunity she has to obtain a college education. As part of our celebration of #FirstGenerationWeek we share a Q&A we had with Kerly:
It’s First Generation Week and we are glad to present the first round of students who shared their stories with us. A first-generation college graduate refers to a person who has completed at least a bachelor's degree but does not have a parent who has completed at least a bachelor's degree. The purpose of #FirstGenerationWeek is to celebrate those students and their families for this big milestone of having a first college graduate in the family.
Kerian Adams believes that it is never too late to study and obtain your college degree. She wants to become a professional to prove to herself she is capable of doing anything she wants, but also serve as a role model to inspire her kids to become professionals when the time comes. During #FirstGenerationWeek, Kerian shares her story.