KSU’s University College podcast highlights first gen students

Madeleine Carden and Jalyn Wharton share their experiences

KENNESAW, Ga. (Dec 2, 2019)The University College PodcastThe University College Podcast at Kennesaw State University has released a new podcast episode featuring two members of the First-Gen Owls club. The club provides a community for first-generation students at KSU and offers resources to help students navigate financial aid, choosing a major and more.

This episode features Madeleine Carden, vice president of the club, and Jalyn Wharton, membership chair.

Carden, a nursing major with a minor in psychology, and Wharton, an accounting major and information systems minor, discuss their individual journey to KSU and how the First-Gen Owls club has helped them navigate college. They also share events and resources the club offers, including social events for first generation students and resource-sharing panels where students can ask questions about college life.

You can listen to the full episode here.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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