Student Success Story

First-Generation Success Story: Dr. Raúl Rosales

Dr. Raúl Rosales, C’99, Professor of Spanish at Drew University

Practice Self-Awareness. 
Be comfortable in your own skin.
Rise up to challenges. Give your all.
Know that you are not alone.

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”
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First-Generation Success Story: Dr. Kesha Moore

Dr. Kesha Moore, Associate Professor of Sociology at Drew University

Be Passionate about what you do.
Invest in People.
Be Open to Asking for Help.
Go through those open doors.

“Developing a clear vision of your desired future with a …

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First-Generation Success Story: Dr. Sandra Jamieson

Dr. Sandra Jamieson, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Drew University

Find a mentor. Be a mentor.
Build Bridges.
Seek Help.
Open the door to good luck.

 “The big question is whether you are going to be able to …

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First-Generation Success Story: Dr. George-Harold Jennings

Dr. George-Harold Jennings, Associate Professor of Psychology and Staff Psychologist at Drew University

Follow Your Bliss.
Connect with Something Greater than Yourself.
Listen to Your Intuition. Be Open.
Ask for Help.

“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors …

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First-Generation Success Story: Dr. Patrick Dolan

Dr. Patrick Dolan, Professor of Psychology at Drew University

Realize You’re Not Alone.
Work Hard.
Be Driven.
Know You Can Do It.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying …

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Famous Firsts

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, and Oprah Winfrey share an interesting thing in common.  Can you guess what it is?  They were the first in their family to graduate from college.  This article from greatschools.org by , profiles 32 …

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Inspiring Message to First Gen College Students from Michelle Obama

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

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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Drew Tackles Homelessness in Morris County

Drew University is leading a grassroots initiative to research and address chronic homelessness in Morris County.

For the project, known as Neighbors in Need, Associate Professors of Sociology Kesha Moore and Susan Rakosi Rosenbloom assembled a community action team consisting …

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