John Dunn

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December 30, 2016. Rose Hill, North Carolina.<br />
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John Dunn helps pack and load produce at Cottles Organics, a farm where he has worked since he was a child.<br />
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John Dunn, age 19, is currently a freshman at NC State University and is the first person in his family to go to college. With a combination of grants, loans, help from his grandfather and weekend farm work, Dunn hopes to find finish college and find a career in agriculture.<br />
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 Colleges and universities, which are always trying to pinpoint an under-served and sometimes underprivileged populations of students, have noted a decline in students from rural areas of the country. There are various efforts underway in colleges and universities to identify more of these kids and get them enrolled.