First Generation Students: Pioneers in the 21st Century University of Michigan, 2003 In a diverse student body, some students may find themselves more isolated than others. Students who are the first in their family to enter higher education are among these groups. What challenges and expectations do these students have? What services and considerations do we, as educators and student affairs professionals, need to make to serve this part of our university community? Malinda Matney in What’s on Our Students’ Minds Access PDF report. For a more accessible version, contact Malinda Matney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Matney, M. M. (2003). "First Generation Students: Pioneers in the 21st Century." What's on Our Student's Minds, 1 (1).