First Generation Student

First in the family

Hear what it’s like to be a college pioneer at First Gen-Con, an event to help first-generation students connect, share their experiences and meet staff and faculty who can help them navigate the college experience.


HUMANS OF THE U: KYLE ETHELBAH

“When my mother passed from domestic violence at the hands of my father when I was three years old, it had a dramatic impact on me and my older brother. My father was in prison until I was 25 and died from alcoholism, and my brother eventually committed suicide. Of that union, I am the last one left. The only thing that was different for me was that I was given the opportunity to go to school—this is what truly allowed me to be where I am today.”


HUMANS OF THE U: GLENDA PALOMINO

“During my first year at the U, I became involved with the student organization of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.)…[it] encouraged my desire to live socially conscious by striving for equity and social justice, particularly for historically marginalized groups in the country, and to promote education through a critical lens.”


MEET THE GRADUATES: CLASS OF 2016

Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, we’ll profile graduates from across the university.


ALUMNI SPRING AWARDS BANQUET

University of Utah Alumni Association awards $550,000 in scholarships and honors political attorney and U professor.


MEET THE GRADUATES: CLASS OF 2016

Commencement will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, we’ll profile graduates from across the university.