How U. of North Ga.’s new business college dean is paving a path for other first-generation college students

March 12, 2019 |

Mary Gowan, University of North Georgia’s new dean of the Mike Cottrell College of Business, worked her way through school as a first-generation college student.

Gowan said her parents valued education even though they didn’t have much themselves. They instilled in Gowan and her two older sisters the importance of pursuing a college career.

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