A Union College special feature

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A Union College magazine special feature

In its winter 2022 edition, the Union College magazine explored the power of being first. Students who are, or alumni who were, the first in their families to attend college shared their thoughts on the exciting and transformative, but often challenging, experience. On this page, you'll find their full Q&As, excerpts of which were used in the printed article. Learn about their careers, how they knew Union was right for them, and how they pay it forward. If you missed the piece in the magazine, check it out here and discover some of the great new programming Union offers to support first-generation students.