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Biophysics Alumna Conquers Challenges to Find Her Calling

Every first-generation college student has a story to tell about overcoming life’s challenges. Some, like...


Communities of Possibility: First-gen Students Inspire Friends, Family Back Home

Juan Flores’ daughter, Sophie, loves to tell her friends her dad is a scientist.


Personal Connections Kickstart Higher Ed Journey

As the oldest of five, Veronica Guadarrama knew her parents expected her to lead the...


Learning That They Belong: CWU Helps Students Overcome Imposter Syndrome

When Ricardo Mercado started his internship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in June, he...


CWU Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Help Students Discover a World of Opportunity

Professors in Karla Maravilla’s writing classes would tell her how good her writing was. And...


University Centers and Transfer Center Build Bridges For First-Gen Success

The year 2025 is just around the corner, and many colleges and universities across the...


Equal Access Is the Goal for Central’s Outreach and Assistance Programs

One of the hardest things about being a first-generation college student is you don’t know...


McNair Scholars Program Opens Doors, Changes Lives

The success of CWU’s McNair Scholars program over the past 30 years is difficult to...


McNair Scholars Profile: Aspiring Astronomer Conducts Out-of-this-World Research at CWU

Long before Isaac Smith set foot on the CWU campus, he had his sights set...

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