The first-generation force

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sonia Paredes grew up in north Minneapolis. Her parents always expected her to pursue higher education.

Troy Wildenberg of Wisconsin says the U of M campus felt right for him from his very first visit.

Maryan Garane hopes to use her college experience to create positive change and foster more resources for diverse communities in workplaces, schools, and government.

Paredes, Wildenberg, and Garane all came to the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) as first-generation college students. They and their siblings will be first in their families to earn a four-year degree.

Read the story on the CEHD magazine website.


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