First-Generation Stories

Support is around you

Nazareth staff and faculty — including some who are first-gen college grads themselves — are glad to be resources to you.

Prof. Bryan Adams and students, each with a laptop, interact in a group

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams, assistant clinical professor in the School of Business and Leadership, was a first-gen student when he attended Nazareth.

What he sees today: First-gen students "are heavily invested in and care deeply about earning a college degree" and tend to be "incredibly self-motivated and fiercely independent."

His tip: Get to know faculty and staff. It's OK to ask for support.


First generation students' reflections

    Strong, driven, proud, and supported.