The Hechinger Report

Five Ways Colleges Can Enroll More Low-Income Students

November 21, 2017

Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College (PA), writes: When people ask me why I believe in the initiative, I love talking about the talent and drive of my first-generation mentees. I tell them about Michelle Bailey, from Alexandria, Pennsyvania, who graduated ninth in her class at Franklin & Marshall and now holds a Fulbright ETA Award in Taiwan. I also tell them about Ashley Christopherson, from Reno, Nevada, who graduated magna cum laude and now advocates for rural students through the College Advising Corps.

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