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First Generation Student Support at Monmouth

First-generation college students can be defined as the first member of their family to attend college or whose parents/guardians may have some college but have not attained a baccalaureate degree (in the U.S.)

Support for First Generation Students

  • Individual and small group advising support to help navigate academic, personal, social, and cultural challenges first-gen students may encounter. This student-centered support is designed to encourage active participation in an inclusive community of support that facilitates persistence to graduation.
  • The First to Fly Mentor Community is a campus-wide community of faculty and employees who make themselves available to support first generation students at Monmouth in various forms of mentoring.
  • The First to Fly student organization, established in spring 2019, is the student club for first generation students at Monmouth and anyone interested in the first-generation college experience.

For Information: Contact our Resource Line at (732) 263-5668 or send email to firsttofly@monmouth.edu.

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First to Fly

First to Fly is a campus-wide initiative designed to offer academic, social, and personal support for students who identify as a first-generation.

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Instagram: @firsttoflymonmouth
LinkedIn: First to Fly First Generation at Monmouth
Twitter: @FirsttoflyMU

Director for Academic Transition and Inclusion

Claude E. Taylor

Phone:
(732) 263-5668

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About Claude Taylor

First-Gen ForwardClaude Taylor serves as Director for Academic Transition and Inclusion at Monmouth and is a lecturer in the Department of Communication. Claude leads the campus-wide initiative First to Fly: First Generation at Monmouth designed to offer academic, social, and personal support for students who identify as a first-generation. This student success initiative connects Monmouth students who are first in their families to go to college with campus resources and encourages their active engagement with an inclusive, multicultural community of support. Under his leadership Monmouth has been designated as a First-gen Forward Institution, the nation’s first recognition program acknowledging higher education institutions for their commitment to first-generation student success.

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