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Office of First-generation Students


Hear from other K-State first-gen students and first-gen faculty about the unique challenges and resources provided for first-gen student success.

Welcome First-Gen Students

Advice from our first-gen faculty and staff

Dr. Debbie Mercer, Dean of the College of Eduaction




Fred Hasler, Professor, Architectural Engineering & Construction Science



Jessica Herrington, Student Engagement Coordinator, College of Health and Human Sciences


Rebeca Paz, Director of the Office of First-generation Students



First-gen stories from first-gen faculty and staff

Dr. Thomas Lane, Vice President for Student Life


Madaí Rivera, Assistant Director for Student Engagement, Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs

 Dr. Don Saucier, professor of Psychological Sciences

 Linda Duke, Director of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

 Dr. Matthew Kirk, associate professor in the department of geology

 Kiley Moody, Managing Director, Scholars Services

Voices from First-Gen Students

You're Not Alone

K-State Family

 Be Strong

 Be Proud

 Leadership Skills

AP Design First-Generation Experience

 Voices from First-Gen Faculty

Advice for First-Gen Students

 The Struggles of First-Gen Students

 My First Year Experience

 The Importance of Peers

 Interesting Stories