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WUNC 'The State of Things:' Golden Door Scholar Grateful for Davidson Education

Judith Rosales Rivas
Judith Rosales Rivas '17

An hour-long segment of WUNC radio's mid-day public affairs show "The State of Things" focused on first-generation college students. One of the primary interviews involved Davidson College sophomore Judith Rosales Rivas.

Rosales Rivas talked about the perils, frustration and shame of being an undocumented applicant to colleges, and her pride at eventually being selected by the Red Ventures corporation to receive one of its scholarships and attend Davidson. She hopes the happy conclusion of her pursuit of higher education will inspire others like herself to work toward their dreams, rather than listening to those who would have them quit without trying.

Listen to the whole interview.