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I Am The First: Ferlon Willow

November 2, 2020 by Ferlon Willow

A headshot of Ferlon Willow

In honor of first-generation day on November 8th, we'll be sharing stories from our first-gen students, staff, and faculty this week. We're incredibly proud of your accomplishments and we love that you are in our Rustler family! #firstgeneration #makeyourway

Stay with it. It will be frustrating and/or scary, but it does get better. ”

Ferlon Willow

What does it mean to you to be a first-gen student?
To be a first-generation student means that I get to pave the way for my family to come to college if that's the route they choose. 

What challenges do/did you encounter as a first-gen student?
I had no one to guide me so at first, it was frustrating not knowing what to do in the beginning. 

What advice would you give to future first-gen students?
Stay with it. It will be frustrating and/or scary, but it does get better.

What are you most proud of being a first-gen student? 
I am proud of being able to come as far as I have.


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