First-Gen NJ Student in Civic Service - Meet the 2017 Bogle Fellows

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017
by Gwen McNamara, PACE Communications Coordinator

From creating documentary films in Dallas, Texas to building health and wellness curricula for youth in Charlottesville, VA to supporting programs for previously incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles, CA, 17 first-year students are making service – in all its broad forms – an integral part of their learning at Princeton University as 2017 Bogle Fellows.  

One of these students is June Philippe of Irvington, NJ who is assisting high school students in Newark with the college application process.  She says “as a first-generation student, I’ve noted that a lot of the information that is necessary to a successful college experience is often passed down from those who attended college in their personal networks, however for low-income and first-generation students these resources are not made readily. I’d like to change this narrative in favor of the marginalized.” 

Read more about the 2017 Bogle Fellows.