First-generation St. Lawrence graduates reflect on facing challenges, finding community, and forging new frontiers to be among the first in their families to earn a college degree.
Special Recognition for First-Gen Honors Scholars
Forty-six students, 16 faculty and staff, and two alumni became members of Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha), the national honor society recognizing first-generation students for academic excellence, at an April 28 induction ceremony. St. Lawrence established the Eta Nu chapter of Tri-Alpha this year to strengthen its commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.
Reflections of a First-Gen Graduate
Senior Orator and Joan Donovan Speech Contest winner Brian Uceta delivered rousing remarks at Commencement. In this piece, he shares his remarks, with additional reflections on his journey.
Activist-Academic Wins Fulbright to Study in Spain
Derek Sherrange ’23 is a new kind of multi-hyphenate. He’s a first-generation honors student, an activist-academic, a multilingual global changemaker, and most recently, a Fulbright Scholarship award-winner.