More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees Thursday across a pair of ceremonies inside Littlejohn Coliseum, each with his or her own unique story to tell. For many, it’s a time for celebration with family and friends. It’s a time for reflecting on a long and arduous journey. For psychology major Allyson Walters, […]
Clemson student Robert Locke — a first-generation college student — knows the challenges that can come with being first. He relies on the FIRST Program and its mentors to help him navigate his way through those challenges.
Bob Barreto ’79 and his brother, Rich, were first-generation Clemson students in a time when formal resources for first-generation students were not available. This year, 17 percent of Clemson’s Fall 2012 freshman class (and 32 percent of incoming transfer students) are first-generation students — they are the first students in their immediate family to attend a college or university.