Annual First Generation breakfast raises more than $100,000

Annual First Generation breakfast raises more than $100,000

Attendees at the third annual Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota First Generation Scholars S.O.A.R. Breakfast on May 20 saw the direct benefactors of their generosity when Nancy-Leon Morales ’15 and Jennifer Hernandez ’15 spoke at the Saint Mary’s University Center...
Salgado ready to help youth in crisis

Salgado ready to help youth in crisis

Armando Salgado ’15 will be the first to admit that, at first, he struggled in college. As a First Generation Scholar (FGI) at Saint Mary’s University, he wasn’t meeting his grade-point-average requirements and was close to losing his scholarship. But, Salgado said,...
Cardinals’ Brown is making a name for herself

Cardinals’ Brown is making a name for herself

When Octavia Brown stepped on the Winona Campus as a freshman in the fall of 2011, the First Generation Initiative was in its second year at Saint Mary’s and the Cardinal women’s basketball team was coming off a losing season. Fast-forward almost four...
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