And an article to explain:
Initiatives Recognize First-Generation College Students
Initiatives Mark Success of First-Generation College Students
Ron Bilbao was born and raised in Miami to immigrant parents from Venezuela and Colombia. Now a senior at Carolina, he is the first person in his family to head down the path to college graduation.
"My father had to actually drop out of college when he was younger to go to work, but [my parents] knew the value of an education and wanted to pass that on to their kids," Bilbao said.
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