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February 19, 2016

Friday First-Gen Focus

Submitted by Steven Dandaneau

This week's installment of Friday First-Gen Focus is another student story, this one titled "Dissolving Stereotypes," featuring Kris Bailey. As with last week's feature of Helen Neguyen, "Dissolving Stereotypes" is a segment from the College of Education's "A Walk in My Shoes" series, which includes this film on first-generation students as well as films on military life and international students among many other films of interest to K-Staters.

If you have six minutes, listen to Bailey describe his experience at Sumner Academy of Arts & Science in Kansas City, Kansas. Bailey reflects on the importance of mentors for first-generation students — and not just for first-gens, of course. Turns out, he wants to mentor others if he can.