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April 2015 Newsletter

Published by Derek Boeckner, 2015-05-15 15:05:19

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! TRiO/Project Achieve Students Are Busy! You won’t want to miss this! TRiO/Project Achieve’s 22nd Annual Honors Luncheon Melissa Ramos will study the Persian languages in San Diego this summer Thursday, April 16 12:00-1:00 P.M. for ROTC. Bring a guest and join us in celebrating the achievements Nazaneen Rahmanzai will study abroad in of many of our Project Achieve students! Turkey this summer. Contact [email protected] as soon as possible to see if seating is still available. Kim Duong recieved the Nene Fields Scholarship and will be studying in Ladies and Gentlemen, Switzerland this summer. Introducing Our Outstanding May Graduates: Diana Ortiz will be undertaking TWO study abroad excursions this summer, the first in Martha Alcantara Oman and the second in Eastern Europe. Edna D’Souza Alisha Floyd Samantha Quitl will be serving her social Jodie Heitmann-Dadzie work practicum with the Nebraska Family Joseph Italia Collaborative in the upcoming fall semester. Jamie Lam Zach Maharaj Zhomontee Watson has joined the UNO Shaista Mir Student Chapter of Habitat for Humanity as Datrell Morgan Fundraising Co-Chair. Roman Panyathong Yanira Paola Perez Flores Special Note: Jonathon Queen Gatluak Ramdiet Tutoring will not be available for summer Casey Riesberg school 2015. Please consider using the Ibrahim Saad summer resources listed below: Yen Tran Rita Washington Summer Hours: Project Achieve Office: 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Writing Center: M/W 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. and T/TH 2:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. Math/Science Resource Center: Check website for summer hours Library: M-TH 7:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M., F 7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., SA 12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M., SU 12:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.2

Someone You Should KnowHaifaa Al-Saadi, who is new to UNO, is Eastern Club and enjoyed learning Henna was allowed to “question” her faitha proud member of TRiO/Project Achieve techniques. Other passions of hers are and to explore its rich principles. Thisfor 2015. Haifaa’s family is from Iraq but soccer and sports cars. If Haifaa could “questioning” led her to accept theshe was born in Saudi Arabia. With family select any sports car as her very own, Muslim faith as her own and not justtraditions and roots in the Middle East it she would love to have a Maserati or a because her parents are Muslims.would surprise you to know that Haifaa Bugatti. I did a little research and found Haifaa told me that Ramadan is agrew up in Dearborn Heights, Michigan a nice used 2006 Bugatti Veyron with very interesting and intriguing aspectand Erie Pennsylvania. Her loving family 11,000 miles on it for a mere $800,000. of her faith. She enjoys this time of fasting,consists of her mother, two brothers and Haifaa has expensive taste in cars. praying and self-reflection. She uses thisone sister. Haifaa and her family are time to reflect on the needs of the poorU.S. citizens who have lived in Lincoln, Haifaa is Muslim by faith; she dresses and others who are less fortunate.NE for the past eight years. Haifaa loves in a modest manner and wears a hijabto travel, she told me if she could travel (the traditional covering of the hair and Haifaa is a Psychology major whoany place in the world she would travel neck worn by some Muslim women). In wants to “find a job after graduation.”to Rome, Dubai, Hawaii and Canada. high school a few uninformed students The last book she read for pleasure tried to touch her hijab (which is most was, ‘Lord of the Rings’. One thingGrowing up in Lincoln, Haifaa was active disrespectful). Haifaa understands this she wants to accomplish before shein a variety of high school clubs. She is not the behavior of most students – dies is to “save a life”. Fellow TRiO/enjoyed knitting, art and cooking classes. simply the behavior of a few uninformed Project Achieve students, HaifaaShe was also a member of the Middle individuals. In Haifaa’s home she is someone you should know.Project Achieve Student Habitat for Humanity Partners with UNO AthleticsThe UNO Student Chapter of Habitatfor Humanity, led by Project Achievestudents, teamed with UNO Athleticsto raise funds and awareness on March21. Students worked concessions for atake of the profits at a day-long martialarts tournament. Those steppingup to help vend hot dogs, pizza andpopcorn included: Katherine Esquivel,Abel Rodriguez, ZhomonteeWatson, Nisha Tangirala, JacquesMusavyimana, Dominique Riggs,Natalie Wilson, Diana Ortiz andApoko Zekpa.PROJECT ACHIEVE APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER 3

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