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First-Generation Stories


Meet the Regents' Scholars

Office for Student Success
Meet some of our Regents' Scholars as they talk about their freshmen year and advice they would give the incoming class of first-generation college students.



First-Generation College Celebration 2019 

Office for Student Success
On November 8, 2019, the Office for Student Success hosted Texas A&M's First-Generation College Celebration. All students were invited to enjoy free food and drinks, t-shirts, giveaways from different organizations and departments on campus, first-gen speakers, and a pciture with Reveille. Check out this video recap and pictures from the event.


We Are Liberal Arts | Blazing a Trail with FIG

Texas A&M Liberal Arts
Check out this video about the College of Liberal Arts' Freshman Innovation Group (FIG), a liberal arts-specific program that provides incoming, first-generation freshmen a sense of belonging and community. 


Science Leadership Scholars Roundtable Discussion 2019

Texas A&M Science

With Graduation on the horizon, Texas A&M Science asked five inaugural members of the Science Leadership Scholars program to discuss their experiences as first-generation students at Texas A&M University. Watch the discussion and visit for more information on the SLS program.


First-Gen Spotlight: Thao-Nguyen Pham '20

Thao-Nguyen Pham '20

In high school, I knew college was a goal for me. When I first toured Texas A&M, I realized it was the place for me because of the friendly campus environment; I also instantly pictured myself fitting in. The aggie family to me is a group of friends, advisors, and faculty that I can always reach out to regarding academics, career advice and personal issues... read more.