quintanamartinThroughout his four-years at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Martin has learned more about himself as a person and his calling in life. During the spring semester of his freshman year, Martin declared Public Relations as his major. He chose public relations, at the suggestion of Dean Beckman, professor and chair, at the Department of Communication because it is a career where he can incorporate his love for English and writing.

“The First Generation Initiative (FGI) program has made it easier for me to transition from high school to college and gave me a lot of support and advising,”  he said. “FGI needs to continue because it gives students the opportunity to set a precedent for the life of the student and their families.”

Martin encourages benefactors to get to know the students at FGI, “The benefactors should really get to know the students since they all have potential to make a difference in not only their lives but everyone else’s”



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