Student Success Story – Xavier Cole

Few people have a pivotal moment in life at just 7 years old.

But that’s when UConn senior Xavier Cole made a powerful promise to his older brother, Joey. If you adopt me, he told Joey, I will be the first in our family to graduate college; I will make something of my life.

“Look at me, I’m a first-generation college student, an African American, the son of an immigrant, a product of the foster-care system, my parents both died before I was 10,’’ Cole says. “And here I am—one in a million.’’

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Claire Hall
Claire Hall Professional Staff