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Dawn Fox

College/Department: Social Work
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Arts & Sciences 2090
Phone: 231-591-2737
Email: [email protected]

  • Undergraduate Institution: Ferris State University
  • Undergraduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Institution(s): Grand Valley State University
  • Graduate Major(s) & Degree(s) Achieved: Masters of Social Work

How did you learn that you were a first generation college student?
In a work meeting discussing how to assist different student populations.

What support system or mentors did you have in college?
My family did not support my education and I was embarrassed to ask for help so I lacked a support system and mentors.

What is something that you know now, that you wish you knew when you were in college?
Even though my family didn't value education, I was capable and deserving of an education.

What advice do you have for a first-generation college student pursuing a degree at Ferris?
Seek ought support. It's ok not to know and it's also ok to ask.