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About matthewdeffendall

I am the Director of First Generation Initiatives

“Even the most mundane things seemed to be amazing…” UK 1st Gen College Students Explore the U.K.

Did you see the recent UKnow article and video of the students talking about how the 1st Gen Initiatives partners got them ready to go to London for a Summer I term Communications course and what they learned from their … Continue reading

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#LINKUP partnership to target support for students @universityofky

Colleagues: I am pleased to announce a new initiative created this summer to support the retention of students at the University of Kentucky. The Division of Undergraduate Education in partnership with the Office of Institutional Diversity is proud to announce … Continue reading

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First Gen LLC Advisor

The Office of First Generation Initiatives is seeking a full-time advisor for the First Generation Living Learning Community. The First Generation Living Learning Community (1GLLC) Advisor will provide direct support to the director, coordinate programming for the First Generation Living … Continue reading

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First Adventures

As we prepare to celebrate #blueabroad week at UK (Jan 28-Feb 1), the Office of First Generation Initiatives has partnered with Education Abroad, International Studies Abroad, and the UK Department of Communication to sponsored an education abroad program in London, … Continue reading

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