Parents play role in student success

by Elise McGlothian

Mother and daughter
Mother-daughter pair Jackie and Lindsey Rigg sing UNCs Alma Mater, “Hark the Sound,” at the legacy ceremony. Lindsey is a freshmen at the University. Her mother, Jackie Rigg, is 1986 Alumna of the school. (Photo courtesy of Elise McGlothian)

College is tough. But imagine being the first one in your family to earn a four-year degree. For 20 percent of undergraduates at UNC, this is a reality.

Whether you’re a first generation college student or a fifth, there are plenty of joys, doubts and experiences to get through.

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