On October 17, 2016, Dr. James Louis Ramsey, Clinical Assistant Professor of Humanities and Director of the First-Year Experience, presented at the 23rd National Conference on Students in Transition. His presentation, “How First-year, Low-Income, First-Generation Students Succeed at College” explored the first-year experiences of a sample group pf 16 low-income college students attending a public flagship university and enrolled through a compensatory program. It examined the unique challenges facing first-year, low-income, and first-generation college students by providing a profile of these students, their obstacles to first-year GPA achievement and retention, and how low-income and first-generation students succeed at college. The presentation concluded with suggested educational reforms designed to improve the achievement and attainment of first-year, low-income, and first-generation college students.
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