Burundian Asylum Seeker to Be Community College Graduation Speaker

As you all know, my first love has always been community colleges.  I recently had a conversation with Ninette Irabaruta who  fled violence in Burundi to come to the U.S. first to Maine, and is now living in Boston, where she is a student at Brandeis University.  She is pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable development. Upon arriving  to Maine she attended  and graduated from Southern Maine Community College where she is this year’s commencement speaker.   I am often perplexed by those selected to be graduation speakers: too many politicians, and celebrity types who don’t have compelling stories.  Ninette has a story to tell.

Click here or below to read about her.

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