UCF To Be Featured On CBS 60 Minutes Sunday Night Discussing Low-Income, First-Generation Students

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Feature airs at 7 p.m. ET on CBS

A segment about low-income and first-generation students who are finding success at UCF is scheduled to be broadcast nationwide this Sunday on 60 Minutes. (UCF Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – A segment about low-income and first-generation students who are finding success at UCF is scheduled to be broadcast nationwide this Sunday on 60 Minutes.

A crew from the venerable CBS news show was at UCF in October at the same time Bill and Melinda Gates visited campus. The news show and the Gates both came to learn more about how the university is helping students to succeed and graduate.

60 Minutes anchor Scott Pelley sat down for an emotional interview with Bill and Melinda Gates and a group of UCF Gates Scholars – students whose college expenses have been paid by the Gates Foundation.

In addition to the TV segment, Scott Pelley also interviewed Maribeth Ehasz, UCF vice president for student development and enrollment services, about innovative ways UCF is boosting student success; that interview will be posted online as a “60 Minutes Overtime” feature at cbsnews.com/60-minutes.

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UCF has shown remarkable success in retention and graduation rates among first-generation and low-income students. Among our student body of 66,000, 25 percent are the first in their families to attend college, and 38 percent are low-income as defined by federal Pell Grant eligibility.

Tune in to 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. ET on CBS. The program is broadcast on WKMG News 6 in the Orlando area.

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