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First Generation Initiatives

1G Stories

What are 1G Stories?

The 1G Stories Project is a partnership between Academic Technology and the Office of First Generation Initiatives to showcase first generation faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky. Listen to their experience as a first generation student and advice they would provide today's students.

Share your 1G story

Were you a first generation college student? We would love to hear your story. Who inspired you to attend college? What resources have you used on your road to success? What are the challenges you have faced? Contact Matthew Deffendall at if you would like to share your story.  View all 1G stories here.