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UNF hosts artistic expression event to support first generation students

October 23, 2020

Devonna Harrison, UNF elementary education major, painting on a canvas wearing a green face maskUNF Undergraduate Studies and Dr. Laura Boilini, Educational Leadership Graduate Program director and College of Education and Human Services assistant professor, recently hosted a “Destress through Art” painting and discussion experience for first-generation students. Students were invited to discuss the pandemic-induced challenges of online classes or zoom fatigue as well as the unique challenges they face being first-generation students. The students were then encouraged to express those feelings through art and guided by Boilini to try new techniques and mediums.