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We are First and Proud


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We are First and Proud


First-Generation STUDENT SUCCESS

The Office of First-Generation Student Success at 国产伦理 is designed with the student in mind. Our goal is to connect students to resources available at 国产伦理 that better support and assist in their development as a student beyond average expectations. We achieve this by guiding students through advising, career services, and other vital student accessibility.

The term 鈥渇irst-generation college student鈥 is defined as a college student whose parents have not obtained a degree from a four-year college or university. The research shows that this group of students faces unique challenges when navigating through higher education. This includes the absence of support systems and adequate resources, financial struggles, discrimination, and the overall pressure to succeed.

The Office of First-Generation Student Success serves as a referral hub to the various services that exist to inspire and assist first-generation students at 国产伦理, including academic support, advising, financial assistance and scholarships, mentorship, and the 鈥淔irst and Proud鈥 registered student organization.

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Address: Office of First-Generation Student Success | Bldg. Student Union - 204 | 777 Glades Road | Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-297-4941 | Email:

Tikiy`a Henry, Ed.D

Tikiy`a Henry, Ed.D

Interim Director
First-Generation Student Success
Student Union | Room 204c

Allison Rodgers Zapata

Allison Rodgers Zapata, M.A.

ACCESS Academic Coach/Advisor
First-Generation Program Advisor
Bldg. SU-80, Rm. 227


The Office of First-Generation Student Success is designed to ensure that all first-generation students and families have equitable access to information, services, and programs that are offered at 国产伦理. Connect with us on our social media to stay up to date with our program offerings and events, or complete our connection form to speak with one of our first-generation team members! We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

Ask a First-Generation Program Advisor to help you find the best fit.

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Aalesha Green-Chisholm

Aalesha Green-Chisholm

President, First & Proud Student Organization

Genesis Hernandez

Genesis Hernandez

President, Tri-Alpha First-Generation Honors Society


The Office of First-Generation Student Success has several programs that you can participate in.
Please check them out and see if one is a right fit for you.


November 15th - Tri Alpha Induction Ceremony Fall 2023