First Gen Network

The First-Generation College Student Network is comprised of administrators, faculty, and staff whose work (i.e., educational research, practice, advisement, services, and programmatic initiatives based in their job portfolio) influences the retention, persistence, and matriculation of first-generation college students at Mount Holyoke College. The purpose of the first-generation work group is to provide programmatic initiatives necessary in supporting first-generation college students at MHC.

Current members of the First-Generation College Student Network

  • Christine Albain, Area Coordinator for Residential Life, Community and Inclusion, 413-538-2088
  • Iris Carpio, Head Volleyball Coach and Lecturer of Physical Education, 413-538-2639
  • Roshonda DeGraffenreid FP'10, Senior Associate Director of External Relations, Career Development Center, 413-538-2080
  • Latrina L. Denson, Associate Dean of Students, Community and Inclusion, Division of Student Life, 413-538-2550
  • Anna Hope, Associate Director, Counseling Services, 413-538-2037
  • Kim Parent, Assistant Dean of Studies and Class Dean for New Students, Academic Deans, 413-538-2855
  • Rachael Smith '00, Director of Discovery & Access, Library, Information and Technology Services, 413-538-2061

Seeking more FGLI support? See the First Gen and Low Income Resources Page for Fall 2020