Dec 14 20

A first-generation student’s journey to make herself and her family proud — 5 Days of Christmas


When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, students across the world were put in a compromising position — forced to use whatever was at their disposal to successfully get their education. During the “5 Days of Christmas” giveaway, Chowan University junior Aniya Wiggins was selected by HTI to receive a chromebook and accomplish her goal of earning a degree in criminal justice and becoming a district attorney. 

As a first generation college student, Aniya is focused on overcoming obstacles stacked against her because of her background and the pandemic. 

“I am excited about my future because I never thought I could or would be able to attend any program following high school. However, I continue to amaze myself and my perseverance because as a first time college student, I have already beaten the odds,” she explained.

Having a reliable device will allow for this college student to achieve her dreams and make her family proud. HUBZone technology initiative is dedicated to helping those in HUBZone areas struggling with access to technology to ease the strain and help facilitate their educational and career opportunities.

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