Graduate Studies

A Conversation with Dawn Frank

Dawn Frank, Chico State graduate student alumna and current coordinator of the First-Year Experience Program, is not just resilient but downright tough. First-generation college students such as Frank often have that kind of mettle. What first-generation college students might not have in social and cultural capital, they make up for in aspirational capital. Frank is living proof. She persevered through graduate school—earning a master’s degree as a single mom of two while also working full-time. Read more...


A Smiling Dawn Frank