One in 5 incoming Centre students are first-generation college students, and hold more leadership roles on campus than non first-generation students according to the 2013-14 National Survey of Student Engagement. Here are some of the many success stories from the Class of 2016.
Tamin Calloway ’16 paves the way for his siblings as a first-generation graduate
When Tamin Calloway first visited campus in 2012 as a prospective student from Boston, he knew relatively quickly that Centre would be the place for him.
Alex Combs makes an impact in academics and athletics as a first-generation graduate
As a member of the women’s soccer team, a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, president of the American Chemical Society club, a resident assistant and resident director, Alex Combs ’16 had an impressive resumé as a Centre College student.
First-generation graduate Sara Morency ’16 comes to call Centre home
Sara Morency, a native of Boston, was introduced to Centre through the Posse Foundation scholarship program, which has had a longstanding relationship with the College.
Becky Barefield ’16 turns her family’s dreams into reality as a first-generation college graduate
As a first-generation college student, Becky Barefield is perhaps more appreciative than most of the opportunity to study at a college like Centre.
Dustin Bruner ’16 finds his calling at Centre as a first-generation graduate
Dustin Bruner had every intention of pursuing pre-med studies to become a doctor when he enrolled at Centre. But the variety of classes he took began to change his mind.