First-Generation College Student Navigates College By Learning About Her Heritage

Mentor in the UMKC Avanzando program assists in journey

When Aricela Guadalupe first arrived at UMKC, she spent a lot of time thinking about her parents – would she make them proud? Would she have what it takes to succeed in college?

As a first-generation college student, she was eager to take advantage of the opportunity she’d been given. But the path to graduation seemed uncertain.

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