California State University, Fresno
First Generation Stories



In a Bulletin Board announcement to the campus community, President Welty offered his encouragement for a new undertaking, the First Generation Stories Project. Here is his message: "If you are one of our many faculty and staff who are first-generation college graduates, I write to invite you to contribute to the First Generation Stories Project—a project designed to provide inspiration and role models for our first-generation students."

President Welty's complete message describes the project and its purpose. Read it here.

First Generation Article: Chronicle of Higher Education

Read the article:  "A Campus of Pioneers"
The Chronicle of Higher Education - May 11, 2007

Go to this link to read faculty and staff first generation stories.

Story Submissions

If you are a first-generation university graduate and a Fresno State faculty member, staff member or administrator, and would like to add your story to our collection, please review the story submission guidelines and contact information.


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