Sharing Math's Appeal With First-Generation Students

Two years ago my university, a regional institution where one in three students is first in their family to attend college, did not offer a major in mathematics.

Instead Southern New Hampshire University offered numerous degree programs aimed at highly specific careers, including business, education, criminal justice, graphic design, culinary studies, and others. At the same time, many students had an aptitude and affinity for math. As our faculty, staff,