Inspiring Message to First Gen College Students from Michelle Obama

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Former first lady Michelle Obama – a first-generation college graduate – has a message for first-gen college students across the country

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Michelle Obama’s advice to 1st-gen college students: ‘You are faster, quicker, smarter, sharper’

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Former first lady Michelle Obama has a message for students who are the first in their family to attend college.

“It’s going to be okay as long as you don’t quit,” Obama told students Wednesday at her annual #BeatingtheOdds Summit …

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Hope, Determination and Courage: 7 Inspiring Stories From First-Generation Latino Graduates

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While Latino enrollment in two- and four-year colleges has risen from 22 percent in 1993 to 35 percent in 2014, many roadblocks still stand in the way for our community – meaning that Latinos lag behind Asians and whites when it …
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A First Gen Lawyer-Turned-Entrepreneur Pioneers New Standards for College Freshmen

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Bree Langemo was a first generation college student who learned early on that an entrepreneurial mindset was necessary to achieving her goals. Langemo earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Minnesota State University – Moorhead and later earned her law …

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Proud First-Generation Graduates Share Their Success Stories

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Working with first-generation students presents educators and counselors with unique challenges and potentially great rewards. While the enrolment rate of first-generation students in the U.S. is rising gradually, their retention and graduation rates are dismal and stagnant. Nearly 90% of …

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Drew Alum Enters Yale School of Music

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Drew profs ‘laid the foundation for the vocal technique I have today.’
Drew University alum Chris Talbot will continue his education at the Yale School of Music.
Talbot C’13 was accepted into a highly selective program that picks only one …

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Drew Student Wins Top Prize for Research on Women at Abu Ghraib

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May 2019 – For the second straight year, a Drew University student earned first prize at the New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate Colloquium.

Shaylyn MacKinnon, a senior majoring in international relations, English and Spanish, was recognized for a paper shedding …

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Stories: Shaylyn MacKinnon C’19

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A triple major in English, Spanish and international relations, Shaylyn won the 2019 Robert Fisher Oxnam Prize and was editor in chief of The Drew Acorn, captain of the lacrosse team, a DSEM Writing Fellow and a Baldwin Honors Scholar.

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Drew Explores the Art of Drag

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February 2019 – To Pissi Myles, performing in drag celebrates the “wide spectrum of people when it comes to gender and sexuality.”

“I am a man, but I have effeminate qualities. I always had—ask my dad,” said Myles, a performer speaking …

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Drew Theatre Students Produce Original Play

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February 2019 – This year’s student play from Drew University’s Semester on New York Theatre is an abstract work about the loss of innocence among teenagers in one small town.

Eighteen students worked with professionals from the renowned Tectonic Theater Project …

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