With financial help from the IIE Emergency Assistance for Students Fund following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Ewald Estanis graduated from Portland Community College, where he was the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2012:
"I graduated this spring with an Oregon Transfer in Business, Associate of Science, and an Associate in General Studies Degree. I was honored to be the Student Speaker at the Portland Community College commencement ceremony for the class of 2012.
Now I’m working hard on my first book and looking into transferring to a 4 year university to get a bachelors degree in business with a minor in Political Science. I really love going to school, but it's really difficult to get the resources to pay. Thank you very much for the support. I have no words to explain how much it helped me succeed."
Read more about Ewald and see photos from his time at Portland Community College
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