First-generation students struggle to find their place in college

By AMY ROLPH
P-I REPORTER

When Carlito Umali takes center stage Sunday at Seattle University’s commencement ceremony, he’s going to talk about community.

And that’s just about all the soon-to-be grad is willing to reveal about his commencement speech. “You want to know more, you’ve got to come out and see,” said SU’s student commencement speaker, a charismatic 21-year-old who will graduate Sunday against the odds.
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2 Comments on “First-generation students struggle to find their place in college”

  1. Thomas B. Says:

    It’s not only in college, but the workplace also, especially if it a white-collar workplace.

  2. Thomas B. Says:

    I forgot to mention that mentoring and leadership is severely lacking in the professional work place.


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