Help Provide Resources for First-Generation College Students

| June 12, 2015

A group of staff (see list below) came together this summer to discuss some potential programs to better support first-generation students at Webster University. We are defining first-generation students as students whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college or university.

We would like to create a list of Webster faculty and staff at the Webster Groves campus who were themselves first-generation students. Our goal is to invite these faculty and staff to share their stories with our incoming first-generation students in hopes of providing inspiration and helpful resources to improve their experience and increase their graduation rate.

If you were a first-generation student and would be willing to be engaged in our outreach to first-generation students, please send an email to Ted Hoef at

Planning group: Erin Bullerdieck, Corey Hawkins, Colette Cummings, Dana Parker, Justin Barton, Sarah Tetley, Jen Stewart, Bethany Keller, Ted Hoef.


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  1. Meg Sempreora says:

    What a good idea!