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ABOUT FGI

The First Generation Initiative (FGI) is an institutional initiative that strives to build a connected and supportive community of first generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae. The program was started in 2006 and is currently directed by Christine de Denus, an Associate Professor of Chemistry who is first generation herself. At HWS, we define first generation students as students who are the first in their immediate families (not including siblings) to attend a four-year college or university in the United States. It is important to us that all HWS students (~15% are first generation) are welcomed, supported, and encouraged to succeed to their full academic potential.

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firstgeneration@hws.edu

Christine de Denus
Associate Professor of Chemistry and FGI Director
deDenus@hws.edu

 

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