Supporting Parents in Supporting Their Students: Why Including First-Generation Families in the Process Is Important


  • Laura Smith University of South Carolina



first-generation, parents, students, supporting


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Author Biography

Laura Smith, University of South Carolina

Laura M. Smith is a graduate student in the University of South Carolina's Higher Education and Student Affairs program. She is also a graduate assistant in the university's TRiO Opportunity Scholars Program. She can be reached at


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University of South Carolina. (2010, October 27). Opportunity Scholars Program. Retrieved from