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First Gen finds its place

Kenny Tyler (works in Facilities) with his mentee, Abraham May.

“I have something to tell you.” Sixteen-year-old Juan Aponte wasn’t sure what to think as he stared at his mother from across the couch, waiting for her to continue. “You’re going to go live with your aunt,” she said. It was 2017 and Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, had left a devastating wave of destruction across most of Puerto Rico, his home country, a few months before. “Next

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First Breakfast for First-Gen Students and Mentors

UTC hosts its first-ever breakfast for first-generation college graduates who are mentoring first-generation UTC students.

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Celebrating the First Generation

Ana Rodas is a junior nursing major from Nashville and a first-generation college student, first-generation American and first-generation high school graduate, the daughter of immigrants.

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