DEI Celebrates First Gen Students: Rachel Worley

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion celebrates First Generation Celebration Week from November 8th - November 13th, 2020! We will be highlighting & lifting up the voices of First Gen students, faculty & staff this week. We are so proud of the incredible hard work and courage it takes to be a first generation college student. We honor these students and are here to support them during their time at Emory & Henry and beyond!

Rachel Worley is an Exercise Science major and part of the Honors Program at Emory & Henry. After graduation, Rachel will pursue her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. 

We asked her to share her story with us:

“I’m proud to be a first generation college student. My parents did everything in their power to set me up for success and push me in the direction of opportunities that they didn’t get a chance at when they were younger. My Mom and Dad have been my biggest supporters throughout my years of college, and they never miss a chance to tell me how proud they are of me. If it weren’t for my parents I would not have made it this far. College has honestly been one big adventure filled with life lessons, personal growth, and lots of great memories. Picking Emory & Henry was the best decision I could have ever made, this place is my home.”

Rachel Worley is #FirstGen!

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