First Generation Initiative


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Alisa Macksey, M.A.
Executive Director
First Generation Initiative

Starting Strong and Ending Stronger: FGI 2012-13

    August 2012 It seems ages ago that our 28 Scholars, student worker, and study hall supervisors gathered for a two-day retreat at Whitewater State Park. Writing goals and burning last year's regrets, struggling to get the evening bonfire going, composing letters to...

Countdown to College – C2C

Summer 2011 featured a lot of red (first-year) and black (second-year) t-shirts on campus as our first cohort of 23 returned for their second summer and we welcomed 24 new campers and their parents. Eight SMU instructors—Joe Tadie, Kristen Sellke, Molly Lohnes, Cory...

2011 FGI Accomplishments

During these past six months, Saint Mary’s University has accomplished a great deal in furthering Brother William’s vision: “…to make it easier for graduates of the Miguel, Nativity, and Cristo Rey schools of our Region to enroll and succeed at Saint Mary’s. This is...

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