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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...

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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.

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Personal Connections Kickstart Higher Ed Journey

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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McNair Scholars Program Opens Doors, Changes Lives

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

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Yakima EOC Director Mateo Arteaga Leaves a Lasting Legacy

This winter, Mateo Arteaga will be going to Hawaii for a week, just to let...

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