Transfer Nation Talks

Cardinal First | Insight Into Transfer First-Gen Programming | Part 1 of 3

October 11, 2021 Transfer Nation Season 2 Episode 8
Transfer Nation Talks
Cardinal First | Insight Into Transfer First-Gen Programming | Part 1 of 3
Show Notes

In this episode of Transfer Nation Talks, we investigate the development and impact of dedicated institutional transfer, first-generation student programming with Julie Carballo, the director of North Central College’s Cardinal First initiative. Cardinal First was recently recognized by @Excelencia in Education for their outcomes advancing Latino student success, see more here

A campus-wide, cohort-based program, Cardinal First supports first-generation students from enrollment to graduation. The mission of Cardinal First is to “provide a supportive and welcoming community for first-generation college students and their families, a campus culture that recognizes and celebrates first-generation student identity as an asset, and a program that intentionally connects first-generation students to faculty, resources, information and experiences that promote academic and personal success.”

Join us as we discover what it took to get this award-winning program off the ground and learn more about how the program’s expansion, Cardinal First Transition, aims to support first-gen transfer students! 

This episode is part one of a three-part series focused on the Cardinal First program. Future releases will feature interviews with transfer student and Cardinal First graduate (Daniela Chabez) and a North Central College faculty member and Cardinal First program mentor (Neil Nicholson).

Learn more about the Cardinal First program at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu/cardinal-first!


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Julie Carballo - LinkedIn


Cardinal First Social Media: 

Facebook @NorthCentralCollege.CardinalFirst

Instagram @firstgencardinals


North Central College Admissions Social Media:

Facebook @NorthCentralCollegeAdmission

Instagram @ncc_admissions

Twitter @NCCardinalAdmit


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Show Credits

Host | Dr. Heather Adams

Guest | Julie Carballo

Producers | Sam Kaplan, Brandon Rodríguez

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