Washburn recognizes first-generation student with annual award

Washburn University to recognize first-generation family
Published: Apr. 5, 2023 at 10:50 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn University celebrated its first generation family of the year Wednesday.

Jennifer Henson received the award today alongside her husband and three children.

Henson will graduate next May with a bachelor of social work and a minor in psychology. She says the degree will help her empower others to overcome challenges in their own lives.

“It’s been really enlightening,” Henson said. “I’ve really loved the experience. I really love the support. It’s a really great community.”

Washburn gives this award to first generation students and their families who’ve shown dedication, support, and enthusiasm for the university.