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.
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