Eugene | Concordia University Commencement

Added on by Sabrina Biffer.

My friend and former coworker, Eugene, recently completed his degree in public health administration at Concordia University. Eugene was studying health administration at university and worked in a clinic in Bukavu, DRC, until he was shot by rebels. His wife, Bahati, received news that he'd died and subsequently resettled in the U.S.  Eugene survived, but it was more than a decade before he was reunited with Bahati in Oregon. I was honored to meet his family and to document his graduation day, which was not only a formal recognition of educational achievements, but also a celebration of perseverance and resilience.