Alumna Dissertation Examines Success of First-Generation College Students from New Perspective

PhD in Leadership and Change alumna Dr. Ashley C. Gray Benson has published, An Exploration of Factors Influencing First-Generation College Students’ Ability to Graduate College: A Delphi Study. This dissertation serves as a counter-narrative to the standard deficiency model in published research that characterizes most first-generation college students as feeble and unequipped when it comes to thriving in, persisting in, and graduating from college. This is one of the few studies that examines the success of first-generation college students from the students’ perspective. Dr. Gray Benson is the Associate Dean of Students at The College of Wooster where she supports enrollment management, retention efforts, and crisis management.

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Counseling and Collaboration in Western Massachusetts

Susan M. Quigley, PsyD and Elaine F. Campbell, PsyD, both graduated from Antioch New England’s Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program in 1999. They supported each other through their studies and collaborated on their doctoral dissertations. Over the years they’ve maintained a professional exchange and friendship that is a testament to its beginnings at Antioch.

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Antioch University Legacy Society: Giving That Extends Beyond Our Lifetimes

Ander was inspired to give back to the university which helped to shape her fulfilling career as an educator. Now, as a donor, she’s part of a new community: The Antioch University Legacy Society, which is a planned giving initiative centered around the celebration of individuals and families who have included the university in their estate plans, wills, or gifts of assets.

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