Navigating the tangled web of college policies, procedures, jargon, and expectations can be a challenge - we are here to help.Pictured: First-Generation college student Dr. Taylor Cyr, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Howard College of Arts and Sciences
The transition from high school to college can be both exciting and challenging for all students, but even more so for students who are navigating that path without the benefit of a parent or family member who has been there.
“While first-generation students are often quite academically skilled and contribute in many ways to a campus community, navigating the tangled web of college policies, procedures, jargon, and expectations can be a challenge.”
“Being a first generation college graduate means being the pivot toward more opportunities!”
“While my Samford Story is filled with fond memories and honors, I am most proud of obtaining a higher education—not just for myself but for my family!”
Chotsani J. “Chots” Holifield
B.A. in Political Science Magna Cum Laude 2022 and Juris Doctorate Candidate in the Cumberland School of Law, 2024.
We are looking for First Generation Students who will submit short blogs or videos to tell us about their experiences.
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