At UC-San Diego, First-Generation Students Get Help From Retired Professors

Experienced scholars guide the uninitiated in an unusual mentoring program

UC San Diego

At an end-of-year reception, first-generation students receive congratulatory remarks from the chancellor of the U. of California at San Diego. Emeritus professors served as their mentors, helping them navigate their freshman and sophomore years.
June 19, 2011

When Lila Gitesatani arrived on the University of California's San Diego campus as a freshman, she had a multitude of questions: How should she choose a major, go about selecting courses, or even explore activities on campus? But Ms. Gitesatani was…

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