Inside This Issue First-Generation Student Success 2 TRIO Targets Graduation & Transfer PAASA Supports Asian-Americans The 1st Gen Initiative Page 2 Page 5 Page 7 Page 8 5 7 The Ups & Downs of Being ‘First-Gen’ Promoting Progress & Completion Bryan Wint: Clarifying Pathways Page 10 Page 14 10 14 The First-Year Experience Students & Alumni Excel Sierra DeWalt: New Student Trustee Page 13 Page 16 13 16 Jasmine Lo: Starting a Legal Career 2017 MCC Foundation Annual Giving Report • Page 20 In Every Issue Alumni Spotlight In Focus News Briefs Staff Profile 16 28 18 10 Student Profiles Student Success Class Notes 8-9, 13 14 (inside back cover)