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Forging Connections Becomes Key Link to College Success

Sean Hoverson

April 27, 2023

Looking at the number of programs and organizations Nursing senior Rosemary Gonzalez has been involved in during her time at UNC, it is hard to imagine how she felt first moving to Greeley – an imposter who didn’t belong.

“I am a first-generation student, so I had to navigate college on my own, which proved to be very difficult,” Gonzalez said.  

Gonzalez grew up on the outskirts of Denver in the Montbello neighborhood. Her parents migrated here from El Salvador, a small country in South Central America.  

“Both of my parents did not make it past high school in their education, so they were very adamant about me pursuing higher education,” Gonzalez said.  

Read more about her college experience here.