A Running Start and Fast Friends for First-Generation Transfer Students

A Running Start and Fast Friends for First-Generation Transfer Students 1

Brian Stethem, California Lutheran U.

Stephanie Saindon, a first-generation transfer student at California Lutheran U., enjoyed meeting other students in a special orientation program.

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Brian Stethem, California Lutheran U.

Stephanie Saindon, a first-generation transfer student at California Lutheran U., enjoyed meeting other students in a special orientation program.

Navigating a university can be a challenge. To a first-generation student who transferred from a community college, that task may be formidable.

Anna Jackson Calderon tries to break it down. As director of California Lutheran University's Student Support Services, a federally financed program for disadvantaged students, Ms. Calderon coordinates advising, tutoring, and financial-aid workshops, among other activities. The goal: to keep students on track to graduate. The services