POV: My First-Gen Story: In Search of a “Better Future, a Better Life”
In honor of First Generation College Celebration Day, Posse Scholar shares her journey from rural Georgia to urban Boston.
Commencement: a Moment of Pride and Achievement for These First-Gen Students
Graduating E-board members of First-Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP) reflect on their journeys and the legacy they leave.
“This Is My Stepping-stone.” 553 BU First-Generation Students Welcomed into Honor Society
BU Newbury Center ceremony celebrates inaugural members, their determination, contributions blazing new trails Meet six first-generation college students at Boston University and hear their stories. They were among 553 students, faculty, and staff inducted April 26 as the inaugural members of BU’s Alpha Alpha Alpha honor society for first-gen students. They didn’t grow up assuming […]
Maria Dykema Erb Was a First-Generation Student. Now She’s Here to Help BU’s First-Gens
Newbury Center inaugural director: “I want to be the person I needed back then” Maria Dykema Erb gets it. The embarrassment of wearing a food service uniform in the dining hall, serving meals to your classmates—and wishing you could hide. Seeing the Study Abroad posters on campus and counting yourself out without even asking questions, […]