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SCU First Gen Staff/Faculty Profiles

Eileen Elrod
Professor of English, English Department and Associate Provost for Faculty Development, Provost's Office
Where did you attend college?

Chico State

What was your college experience like as a first-generation college student?

1) Confusing 2) Life-changing

What message do you have to share with current first-generation college students?

Ask questions and seek out trustworthy mentors. Everyone experiences moments of discouragement and self-doubt, so when you have those moments, remind yourself that you are in good company and that it's part of the journey toward your goals. SCU needs you and wants you to thrive here.