The Vermont Connection


Ashley Kish


Diversity is one of the greatest challenges facing higher education. As educators, we explore services to support the variety of populations on campus, as well as the means to work through the difficulties that arise from bringing differences together. We focus on how we can improve our students education, to enhance their individual experiences and development. Each university addresses these challenges in unique and insightful ways. The following essay reflects my personal experience as a first-generation student at The University of Vermont, interning with Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC).