Anwer Mohammed

FEATURE PIC Anwer Mohammed

Anwer Mohammed is grateful to be in the United States and on the OCC campus. He’s a refugee from Iraq who left behind his mother, sisters and brothers when he came to the U.S. in August 2013. Mohammed spent two years learning English and is now enjoying his first semester at OCC. “I like the central education here. America is great. Here it is simple to improve yourself.” Mohammed is a full-time student whose goal is to become a civil engineer. He’s also enjoying his first job. Mohammed works in the Coulter Library through the College’s work-study program. “I arrange books and help anyone any way I can. I’m happy there is a job here for me.”

Mohammed has high goals. He wants to earn a college degree, become an American citizen and take advantage of everything the U.S. has to offer. “I thank the American government. Here you can find your freedom. Here you can do anything. I respect the people and I respect my freedom.”