Push Progress Forward

That’s what first-generation college students do. And at the University of Cincinnati, you don’t have to do it alone. From our unique Bearcat Promise, a tech- and human-supported guide that helps students co-design their ideal future to learning communities and dedicated advisors, you’ll find all the support you need to launch forward in any direction.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out these Bearcat student stories from first-generation trailblazers just like you.

Brittany Rice

Jamar Beckham | Cincinnati, OH

Criminal Justice Major, Class of '18

As an undergrad, Jamar was part of UC’s Gen-1 program, which allowed him to discover a family full of other students, staff and other members in the UC community. A home away from home, he says.

After graduating with a degree in criminal justice, Jamar worked as a paralegal, but he began to miss the campus community. So he returned to UC as a financial aid advisor, where he helps current and prospective students navigate financial aid. He plans to pursue his master’s degree in criminal justice at UC next year.

“Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat.”

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