The Academy for New Americans - Class of 2017

Learn more about the inaugural class and participants of the 2017 class:

Waleed Alameer

Waleed Alameer

County of Origin: Iraq

Number of Years in the US: 1 year

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 year

Languages Spoken: Arabic and English

Gabriela Alfaya

Gabriela Alfaya

County of Origin: Argentina

Number of Years in the US: 16 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 7 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Elia Camacho

Elia Camacho

County of Origin: Mexico

Number of Years in the US: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Dolores Fraga

Dolores Fraga

County of Origin: Mexico

Number of Years in the US: 5 months

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 5 months

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Alejandrina Garcia Barbosa

Alejandrina Garcia Barbosa

County of Origin: Mexico

Number of Years in the US: 2 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 7 months

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Arnaldo Garcia

Arnaldo Garcia

County of Origin: Cuba

Number of Years in the US: 3 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Guadalupe Gonzalez

Guadalupe Gonzalez

County of Origin: Mexico

Number of Years in the US: 3 months

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3 months

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Krit Hae

Krit Hae

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 9 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 9 years

Languages Spoken: Karen and English

Thay Hser

Thay Hser

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 9 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 9 years

Languages Spoken: Karen and English

Hiromi Kaneko

Hiromi Kaneko

County of Origin: Japan

Number of Years in the US: 2 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 2 years

Languages Spoken: Japanese and English

Yoko Kogetsu

Yoko Kogetsu

County of Origin: Japan

Number of Years in the US: 11 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 year

Languages Spoken: Japanese and English

Dim Man

Dim Man

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 2 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 2 years

Languages Spoken: Chin and English

Magally Martin

Magally Martin

County of Origin: Costa Rica

Number of Years in the US: 11 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 11 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Pue Meh

Pue Meh

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 8 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 8 years

Languages Spoken: Karenni and English

Thwa Meh

Thwa Meh

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 6 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 6 years

Languages Spoken: Karenni, Burmese, and English

Ne Mu

Ne Mu

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 8 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 8 years

Languages Spoken: Karen and English

Pierre Ndimbereyimana

Pierre Ndimbereyimana

County of Origin: Rwanda

Number of Years in the US: 8 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 8 years

Languages Spoken: Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, and English

Closette Nduwimana

Closette Nduwimana

County of Origin: Burundi

Number of Years in the US: 1 year

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 1 year

Languages Spoken: Kirundi, Swahili, and English

Cing No

Cing No

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 3 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3 years

Languages Spoken: Zomi and English

Lukio Odero

Lukio Odero

County of Origin: Kenya

Number of Years in the US: 3 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 3 years

Languages Spoken: Swahili and English

Gloria Rivera de Puga

Gloria Rivera de Puga

County of Origin: Mexico

Number of Years in the US: 16 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: ? years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Olena Solonenko

Olena Solonenko

County of Origin: Ukraine

Number of Years in the US: 9 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 9 years

Languages Spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English, and German

Makiko Takeuchi

Makiko Takeuchi

County of Origin: Japan

Number of Years in the US: 2 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 2 years

Languages Spoken: Japanese and English

Houssouwo Daniel Tarnagda

Houssouwo Daniel Tarnagda

County of Origin: Burkina-Faso

Number of Years in the US: 4 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 4 years

Languages Spoken: French

Mildred Valenzuela

Mildred Valenzuela

County of Origin: Guatemala

Number of Years in the US: 20 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 20 years

Languages Spoken: Spanish and English

Pi Wah

Pi Wah

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 8 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 7 years

Languages Spoken: Karen and English

Mu Wor

Mu Wor

County of Origin: Burma

Number of Years in the US: 8 years

Number of Years in Bowling Green: 7 years

Languages Spoken: Poe, Skaw, Karen, and English

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