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I Am First-Generation

Marymount California University first-generation student Abner Salvador was initially recruited by the university to compete in cross country and track. Now, as a sophomore majoring in psychology at Marymount, Salvador shares his Mariner experience and gives credit to the students, faculty and staff that have contributed to his success here.

I am first generation

First-generation student Kimberly Hernandez initially heard about Marymount when an Admission Counselor went to visit her high school in Playa Del Rey. After sitting in on the presentation, Hernandez decided she wanted to apply. Now as a senior soon to be receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship,

I Am First-Generation

Marymount California University first-generation student Alexandra Talavera first heard about MCU at a college fair at the community college she was attending. Now in her junior year as a Psychology major, Talavera shared that it was the small campus and access to resources and support that influenced her decision to

First Generation Guest Speaker

Marymount alumna and first generation student Silvia Ramirez-Mazariego visited the Oceanview campus on November 24 to share her college experience with students. Today, Silvia is a LAUSD teacher and was recently nominated as Teacher of the Year. Attending college came as an individual decision for Silvia. While her parents were

Success by the Sea Scholarship Recipient

For first generation student Melanie Chavez, attending Marymount came as a last minute decision. After being accepted into a few University of California schools, Melanie was set to enroll in a community college because of financial difficulties that would have prevented her from attending a UC, even after receiving Cal Grants. It wasn’t until Melanie’s high school counselor told her about Marymount that Melanie decided to visit and apply. She was soon accepted, and Marymount provided Melanie with the one on one help that she needed for applying for financial aid and choosing all her classes.

Support for First-Generation Students

Marymount offers support and encouragement to first-generation students (the first person/generation in one’s nuclear family to pursue a college degree).  On September 18, Osmara Reyes-Osorio offered a First-Gen gathering, where student could share their experiences, hear from guest speakers and know that they are not alone. Learn more about the