First in the Family

What it Means to be First

PLU administrators — all the way to the president’s office — embrace and celebrate the first-generation student experience. Learn about the stories of four first-in-the-family campus leaders, and how those backgrounds inform their mentorship.

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First in the Family faculty Mary Ellard-Ivey, Kate Luther, Ann Auman and Amy Siegesmund at PLU

Faculty proudly wear first-generation experience

Emily Davidson's writing class conducted in Spanish at PLU

Heritage speakers embrace firsts together

Malia Oshiro '13, teaching in her classroom at Kentridge HS

The Prologue: Lute teaches from place of pride