First lady Michelle Obama gave a nice plug for “A Walk in My Shoes,” a documentary commissioned by the Kansas State University College of Education about first-generation college students. In a post on the website Upworthy.com, Obama shared that neither of her parents graduated from college and that she was a little overwhelmed when she started college. She said the documentary shares inspiring stories of first-generation students at K-State “who have overcome challenges and are preparing to give back as educators.” More than one-third of the undergraduate students in K-State’s College of Education are first-generation college students, according to the university, and 40 percent of K-State’s undergraduates are first generation – twice the national average. – Phillip Brownlee
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