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