First Generation College Graduates


Spring commencement included many first generation college students, including student speaker Rosa Bautitista '16  and alumna speaker Joan Solotar '86, senior managing director at Blackstone Group. Solotar and Batista shared their stories.  Read Solotar's remarks. Read Bautista's remarks. Business Insider coverage of Solotar's speech.

Yet another first generation college student, Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence winner, business student Cristian Palma delivered the student address for the university ceremony. More than 25% of this year graduates were the first in their families to graduate from college.

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