The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a partnership between St. Lawrence University and the New York State Education Department, designed to find and support students who are capable and motivated to be successful as college students but whose test scores and/or high school grades do not meet regular admission standards and who come from very low income families.
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.
Senior Orator and Joan Donovan Speech Contest winner Brian Uceta delivered rousing remarks at Commencement. Here, he shares his remarks, with additional reflections on his journey.
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.