family at graduation

Twice a year, ASU celebrates its graduates with ceremonies steeped in ritual and tradition. But for an increasing number of students, their college graduation will be a new experience for their families. It's part of the university's mission to expand access: accepting and graduating an increasing number of first-generation students — the first in their families to earn a college degree.

Jessica Vasquez arranges flowers at FFA conference

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