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Assistant Professor Wayne Schmadeka


First-Generation Students

First-Generation Faculty Advice

  • Be persistent.  Things tend to get easier with practice.

  • Take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. Many of your UHD professors
    were FGS, so are many of the staff and your fellow students.

  • Think carefully about the things that are most important to you; give your time, energy, and attention to them. Seek to balance competing priorities. Avoid unnecessary distractions.

  • Work hard. Get help when you need it. Learn everything you can in each class. The grades will follow.

  • Give what you can to help and uplift those around you.

  • Protect your health. Be happy. 

Wayne Schmadeka


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