First Generation Program Success Story: Tiffanie Hidle

As a pregnant teenager, Tiffanie Hidle dropped out of high school, worked two-plus jobs and struggled financially, living from paycheck to paycheck. Hidle then enrolled at Seminole State’s Adult High School and overcame immense obstacles to complete her high school education. She graduated in 2014.

This noteworthy accomplishment instigated her desire to continue her education. In 2015, she began pursuing an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at Seminole State College.

Hidle impressively earned recognition on the President’s List and Deans' List each term. She was also involved on campus and served as secretary of the Hispanic Student Association, a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), and a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Hidle completed her A.A. degree in Summer Term 2017.

Hidle will now pursue her bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Florida (UCF), majoring in psychology and minoring in human services. She hopes to become an educational advisor to help other college students fulfill their educational dreams.


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