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...
Countdown to College to welcome 86 students

Countdown to College to welcome 86 students

Countdown to College (C2C) students will be on campus July 5-Aug 2. The first two weeks (July 5-18), Saint Mary’s will welcome cohorts 3 and 4 on campus. A graduation ceremony will be July 18. Parents of the seniors are invited to join the celebration. CAPTION: The...
First class of First Generation Scholars to graduate May 10

First class of First Generation Scholars to graduate May 10

Their dreams are as endless as their potential. The first nine graduating First Generation Initiative Scholars have goals of going into education, social work, optometry, business, graphic design, law and psychology. These nine smiling faces — who will receive their...
High schoolers ready after 4 years of Countdown to College

High schoolers ready after 4 years of Countdown to College

  They arrived as strangers and graduated as family. At first, they had some hard exteriors — even as incoming ninth graders — protective shells that somewhat reflected their hometown urban settings. But, after four years of collaborating on classroom...