Conversations with the Next Generation Speaker Series conclude

Conversations with the Next Generation Speaker Series conclude

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Conversations with the Next Generation is a speaker series hosted by Texas Tech that features first generation college students.

The series is a way to encourage students and give examples of what success can look like despite hardships. The final speaker in the series Jesus Smith, assistant professor of ethnic studies at Lawrence University, said sharing experiences can help motivate first generation students.

"Taking what you know, what you've learned helping the next generation goes a long way. Sort of why I wanted to do this and what I think they should do. That way we can start to close that gap between next generation and more of those middle income, middle class families," he said.

He said individualistic determination gets students far, but that it's also important to build relationships to ensure success. 

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