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FirstVU Peer Advocates

In our efforts to support first-generation students, we have a dedicated group of student leaders who serve as Peer Advocate Leaders for First VU. The Peer Advocate Leaders (PALs) are committed to the success of their first-generation peers while affirming the experiences of first-generation students on campus.


Anarius Cathey – FirstVU President

Josh Freeman- FirstVU Vice President

Toby Irenshtain – FirstVU Secretary

Ryan Smith – FirstVU Treasurer

Bitania Endalkachew – FirstVU Public Relations Chair