School of Social Work

MSW graduate Roya Hejabian featured in Portland Press Herald

Roya Hejabian

Roya Hejabian, who graduated this year from the USM Master of Social Work program and served as a 2013 commencement speaker, was featured in the Portland Press Herald article "USM graduate celebrates freedom to learn."

"When Roya Hejabian receives her degree from the University of Southern Maine on Saturday, there will be no hiding.

She and her family will celebrate for all to see, without fear of persecution or discrimination. Her young daughter will hold a sign that says "Go, Mommy, Go," her parents will cheer and Hejabian will think of the journey that has taken her from Tehran to Portland and into the world of higher education."

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Read Roya's commencement address