KEYWORD

first generation

UCI again receives most applications in UC system from state’s high school seniors

Campus is also top choice for first-generation, low-income and minority students

UCI junior Jocelyne Munoz,

Finding herself – and a mission

Donor-funded scholarships help first-generation student ‘become a well-rounded individual who can speak from multiple perspectives’

Nevin Graduate Endowment Fellowship recipient Leah Sanchez

From art to anthropology

By following her passions, Ph.D. student Leah Sanchez finds her academic niche

Andrea Kristell Medrano is a first-gen third-year student who won the Hannah J. Caldwell Endowed Student Award for Undergraduate Studies and the Humanities Associates Endowment for the International Center for Writing and Translation award.

Bilingual booster

First-gen senior majoring in both education sciences and Spanish hopes to become an academic counselor in low-income communities

California dreamin’

With fellowship support, Stacy Ann Suarez Cham is pursuing her goal of a Ph.D. in ecology & evolutionary biology

UCI is No. 1 among Money magazine’s ‘Best Colleges’

University is first public institution to claim top spot in national rankings

Q&A: Meet Willie Banks

UCI’s new vice chancellor for student affairs grew up in the South, is a first-gen college graduate, believes in the transformative nature of higher education and is ‘a big beach person’

LIFEvest proves to be life-changing

UCI financial literacy program for young teens gave incoming, first-generation freshman Dyandra Magdaleno the confidence, practical skills to pursue higher education

Finding his voice

DACA student overcomes fear to become outspoken advocate for others

First-generation students make up more than half of UCI’s class of 2019

Over 8,000 graduates will participate in commencement ceremonies this month