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Middle Georgia State University Alumni Breaks Barriers as a First-Generation College Graduate Meet  Tyisha L. Harrison Degree : B.S. in Psychology Home Institution : Middle Georgia State University Graduation Year : 2020 When Tyisha L. Harrison first enrolled in college in 2001 to pursue her psychology degree, she was a single mother working full-time for a manufacturing company in Detroit, Michigan. Harrison realized that to achieve her educational goals, she needed to be strategic with her finances to pay her tuition and feed her family. “I decided to go to college because I wanted more out of life than just a job,” she said.  “I wanted a career that I could go to every day and feel blessed and fulfilled. The only way I could meet that goal was with a college degree. My parents both taught me about hard work, but neither had graduated from college,” said Harrison. She would later go on to make history in her family as a first-generation college graduate. When Tyisha L. Harrison first

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