The Sudanese Refugee Education Fund recognized college graduates from the 2009-2010 school year at a ceremony on June 5, 2010, at Resurrection Episcopal Church in Louisville. Thirteen new college graduates, the largest in the organization’s then 5-year history, received master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degrees from colleges throughout Kentucky.
Former Louisville Metro Government Councilman and mayoral candidate Hal Heiner addressed the graduates. Carol Young, former executive director of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and Sandy Milner, Sudanese Refugee Education Fund Secretary and board member, received special recognition from the Sudanese community in Louisville for their years of service.
A ceremony honoring the 2010-2011 graduating class and scholarship winners for the Fall 2011 semester is scheduled for August 14, 2011. Look for their stories on these pages in the coming weeks. Follow the links below for biographies of graduates with ties to the Louisville community.