This past Saturday was the 1st Annual Ohio Somali High School, College, University Graduation Ceremony and Teachers Workshop. The events were held at the Hilton Easton, and 119 Somali-American graduates were honored. 400-500 people attended the celebration, including Columbus Mayor Coleman and U.S. Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy. The Teachers Workshop was organized by Dr. Abdinur Muhamed (Ohio Department of Education). I gave a presentation on “The role of higher education institutions in immigrant and refugee education: challenges and opportunities”. Also presenting were Abwan Said Salah Ahmed (Minneapolis Public Schools) and Abdikarim Gole (OSU, in photo).