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Graduate Speaker Series: First Gen Is Not My Only Identity

March 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Graduate School’s Spring 2017 Speaker Series hosts “First Gen is Not My Only Identity: Framing First Generation Student Experiences,” presented by Sonja Ardoin, PhD.

Dr. Ardoin is a learner, educator, and facilitator. She originates from “Cajun Country” and is proud of her first generation to PhD educational journey, including degrees from LSU, Florida State, and NC State. She grew up poor and working class and still identifies as blue collar in many ways. Sonja’s higher education career path includes experience in student activities, leadership development, community engagement, fraternity and sorority life, student conduct, and academic advising. She is currently serving as program director and clinical assistant professor of Higher Education at Boston University. Dr. Ardoin’s research interests include college access, social class identity in higher education, student and women’s leadership, and professional pathways an career strategies in student affairs. She authored The Strategic Guide to Shaping Your Student Affairs Career in 2014 and is currently working on her second book, focusing on class identity and college access.

The presentation is followed by a reception.

Co-Sponsored by The Finish Line Project and Carolina Firsts


March 21, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Stone Center Hitchcock Multipurpose Room
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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