Warner College of Natural Resources celebrates and supports first generation students because we know that when our first generation students succeed, we all succeed. First generation students at CSU are the first in their families to complete a Bachelor’s degree, and these students bring a variety of experiences and expertise into the classroom.

CSU offers a wide array of resources to help support the success of first generation students. You can find information about many of these services here, or by following the links below.

Here, you’ll find a listing of faculty and staff in Warner College who identify as first generation college graduates. These individuals have seen first-hand that education opens doors and empowers people and that being first generation can present unique challenges and opportunities. If you have questions about navigating any part of your college experience, we hope that you’ll consider the people listed here as a resource.


of Warner Rams are First Generation Students

First Generation Warner Ram Highlights

first generation student Arian Brazenwood

Arian Brazenwood is a Warner Ram through and through. His path to CSU was not without challenges, but when he found Warner College, he found a home and a community. We’re proud of Arian and happy to say he’s now with the College as a graduate student as well. Read more of Arian’s amazing story here.

Natural Resources Management major and first generation Warner Ram Ryleigh Gelles is pursing a unique research project considering the diversity and abundance of pollinators in prescribed fire sites to see if these sorts of controlled burns can be used as a mechanism for enhancing their habitats.

First Generation Resources at CSU