As part of First-Generation College Student Celebration Week, the Office of the Provost presents a series of reflections from first generation faculty and staff.
MSU is proud to be the home of many first-generation faculty and staff. In the coming months, look out for more stories about the fascinating diversity of first-generation experiences as Spartans from all corners of campus share their stories of entering higher education. 

Below is the first series of featured reflections. Watch this space for more first-generation stories in the coming months.

Burton A. Bargerstock
 is executive director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, director of Communication and Information Technology, and special adviser to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement.

Dr. Amy Martin is assistant dean for student success operations in the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Amber Benton is assistant dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Natural Science.

Teresa Mastin, PhD., is chairperson of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. 

Dr. James Lucas is the assistant dean of Global Education and Curriculum in the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.