UNC’s Folt honors first-generation college grads

First-generation UNC students honored on Friday (WNCN)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – A group of University of North Carolina students are starting a new tradition in their families by becoming college grads.

The students will be a part of the graduation exercises on Sunday in Kenan Memorial Stadium.

On Friday afternoon, Chancellor Carol Folt held a diploma signing for five first-generation college students. They’re among the more than 6,000 first-generation graduates this year.

“It just validates that the obstacles you overcome as a first-generation college student don’t go unnoticed,” said Mina Foyad.

Folt said it was a chance to thank the students, sign diplomas “and really make clear that this is really important to our university.”

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