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First Generation Johnson Transfer Scholar Christopher Gonzalez Receives Support to Follow Dream of Becoming an Accountant
First-generation student Christopher Gonzalez didn’t have much growing up. His parents taught him the importance of carefully managed finances. During tax season, Christopher would accompany his mom to file her taxes, and he astutely observed how a good certified public accountant could help families save money. After Christopher graduated with his Associate of Arts degree and a 4.0 GPA from a state college, he was accepted to the very first cohort of Florida Atlantic University’s Johnson Transfer Scholars Program. The program aims to improve the retention, matriculation, graduation and career readiness of first-generation transfer students, and eliminate gaps in degree completion.
Not only did the Johnson Transfer Scholars program help Christopher meet his financial needs, but it also highlighted the amazing support structures and opportunities at FAU. All Johnson Transfer Scholars are immersed in a culture of first-generation community-based programming, high-touch academic and success coaching, and targeted programs that increase their overall employability upon graduation. Now a senior on the Dean’s list, Christopher will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in December.Click Here