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K-State Today

November 5, 2018

K-State first-generation students attend Ad Astra Conference for third year

Submitted by Rebeca Paz

K-State first-generation students at Ad Astra conference

A group of K-State first-generation students attended the Ad Astra Conference, a statewide first-generation student conference, Oct. 26-27, hosted by Wichita State University.

First-generation students are those whose neither parent nor guardian earned a four-year college degree. This student conference brings first-generation students from universities across Kansas together for a common experience with a desired outcome of greater persistence to graduation and a better prepared Kansas workforce.

This conference is a two-day event where first-generation college students across the state meet each other and build networks, share common challenges and opportunities, get information about how to better understand the college experience and a develop strong first-generation identity.

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