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When Karely Chavez-Callejas, of Hickory, N.C., graduates from Gardner-Webb University in 2021, she will fulfill a dream for herself and her parents, who arrived in America from Mexico 20 years ago. They were looking for a better life for themselves and their future children. Karely will be the first in her family to earn a bachelor’s degree.
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Office of University Communications, "First-Generation College Student Appreciates Professors Who Create a Supportive Learning Environment" (2020). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 64.