Overcoming Adversity To Find Belonging & Success in College

Overcoming Adversity To Find Belonging & Success in College

Overcoming Adversity To Find Belonging & Success in College, Featuring Dr. Laura Rendón

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 |  5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


(Open to all students, faculty, staff, and the public)

This free, online session will address the idea that students can succeed in college despite life’s adversities. Dr. Laura Rendón, who grew up in poverty and had to overcome adversity to find success, will review the main challenges low-income and first-generation students face as they seek to find a sense of belonging and succeed in college. Rendón will also discuss new demographic changes that are diversifying the student body, the importance of having a validating agent, and essential strengths students can use to succeed in college.

Dr. Laura Rendón is nationally recognized as an education theorist, activist, and researcher who specializes in college preparation, persistence, and graduation of low-income, first-generation students. A native of Laredo, Texas, Rendón's passion is assisting students who, like her, grew up in poverty with hopes and dreams but not knowing how to realize them.

Rendón is co-director of the Center for Research and Policy in Education and Human Development at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She is a frequent speaker at colleges and universities around the country on improving persistence and completion.

Hosted by the Male Empowerment Network (MEN), Women Rising, and the District Office of Student Affairs.


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5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


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