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Category: first-generation students

What a long, strange Tripp it’s been

A person is not defined by how many times they get knocked down, but instead how they choose to pick themselves up and continue on.   Lenoard Tripp, a 38-year-old first-generation Lyon student majoring in psychology and minoring in chemistry, has defined himself as someone not willing to stay down.   “I have learned a lot from the mistakes in my past, and now I am in the process of re-inventing myself into someone who is working toward reaching their potential,” said T... Read More
at Friday, July 8, 2022

National higher education leader: ‘we need more schools like Lyon’

A nationally acclaimed higher education advocate recently applauded Lyon College for its high graduation placement rates among low-income and first-generation students. “Lyon shows that institutions that tackle the job of serving low-income and first-generation students can graduate substantial numbers of students and place them in jobs and graduate school,” said Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs of the American Council on Educatio... Read More
at Friday, August 9, 2019