Unique Hodge

Unique Hodge
Professional Title
Residence Hall Director at SUNY Oneonta

What does being a first-generation college student mean to you?

Being a first-generation college student meant everything to me . To be able to gain this experience of college life, increase my knowledge and views of the world. Also, I had the chance to achieve what others in my family could not, this meant the world to me because my family could see my progress and life and support me in my testimony.

What obstacles did you face in this context?

Obstacles I faced were not having the knowledge of how college really works and the challenge of learning everything first hand instead of someone giving me advice.

What advice do you have for other first-generation students?

My advice for other first-generation students is to know your worth in this world. You were put here for a reason and can achieve anything you put your mind too. Even though no one else been here before you, you are now here to make history.


SUNY Morrisville, Class of 2021
Criminal Justice major

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