First Generation Freshmen Program

Welcome! The First Generation Freshmen (FGF) Program is dedicated to supporting incoming first-time-in-college, first-generation students at Seminole State College of Florida.

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FGF’s professional staff works closely with first-time-in-college, first generation students pursuing the A.A. degree during their first year at Seminole State until completion of 30 credit hours so that they will have a smooth transition into college and into their second year.

Our mission is to provide first-generation, first-time-in-college students with the support and skills needed to be successful in college and complete a degree by offering comprehensive support services, resources, and student programs and activities.

Orlando Magic Youth Fund

The First Generation Freshmen Program is funded by the Orlando Magic Youth Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund. 

Specialized Programs

Services Offered

  • Personalized academic advising and coaching, including:
    • Advisement for students whose major is undecided
    • Identification of goals and determining personal strengths
    • Development of an educational plan
  • Financial aid assistance and scholarship information
  • Access to FGF’s student lounge and computer lab
  • Student Life Skills (SLS) Courses
  • Regular communications and invitations to attend free campus events and workshops 
  • Referrals to appropriate resources
  • Comprehensive support while attending Seminole State College

Office Staff

Tanya Fritz, M.A. 
Coordinator & Advisor, First Generation Freshmen

Tanya Fritz

Phone: 407-708-2897 
Office: SC Building-Campus Life Suite, 2nd floor (Sanford/Lake Mary campus)

Originally from Connecticut, Tanya has been at Seminole State College of Florida since 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. Tanya has been the Coordinator of the First Generation Freshmen program since its inception in 2012. Tanya loves reading, biking, running, and spending time outdoors.

Heather Holmes, B.S.
Student Success Specialist/Advisor, First Generation Freshmen

Heather Holmes

Phone: 407-708-2235
Office: SC Building-Campus Life Suite, 2nd floor (Sanford/Lake Mary campus)

Heather is originally from Vermont. She earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Business from Champlain College. She has been working at Seminole State since 2010 and as an Advisor with the First Generation Freshmen program since 2015. Heather spends much of her free time cycling, reading, and painting. She is naturally adventurous, creative, and curious.

Office Hours

First Generation Freshmen

Hours for the week of 8/13 to 8/19

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First Generation Freshmen Office

Sanford/Lake Mary Offices: SC Building - Campus Life Suite, 2nd Floor

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