• Bill Politis

    Video Producer, Editor

    Bill Politis is a documentary filmmaker based in Boston. Profile

  • Cydney Scott


    cydney scott

    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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There are 6 comments on Commencement: a Moment of Pride and Achievement for These First-Gen Students

  1. Thank you for this wonderful video and, for me, introduction to FLIP. It has been a joy to participate in, and cheer on, the outstanding work of Maria Erb, the Newbury Center and our first-generation students. This makes me Proud@BU.

  2. What amazing work! Congratulations to these fabulous students — now graduates! — with gratitude for how they’ve made BU a better place.

  3. Great to see these First Gen graduates highlighted on the BU homepage. Congrats to them all for their outstanding achievements! Thanks also to the Newbury Center and their Terrier F1RSTS program for their important work in supporting first generation undergraduate and graduate students.

  4. thump-stopping and heart-warming story. I’m also a child of a single mom that moved to the US this year and making a challenging but hopeful start. BU’s financial options have shed a light on better education for me.
    Does anyone know where I can have support regarding being a first-gen permanent resident?

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