Tekarra Coleman

  • Undergraduate Major(s): Health Information Technology
  • Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI


Why did you decide to attend college?

I decided to attend college because I know that I want better for myself and be better than my parents

How did you learn that you were a first generation college student?

I knew that I was the first person in my family to attend college

What support system or mentors do you have in college?

I don’t really have a mentor but Matt Chaney and Liz have been a big help

What were your personal, family or community strengths that motivated you to attend college?

No one in my family has accomplished anything and I have three younger siblings looking up to me.

What has surprised you most about your college experience so far?

How many battles you have to fight to get to the finish line

What do you hope that you can do with your bachelor’s degree?

I hope to be able to go and work as a medical biller

What advice do you have to a new first generation college student considering or pursuing a degree at Ferris?

Get involved so you can get to know people that will be of help to you while here at Ferris State