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Maine Public: South Portland's new mayor Deqa Dhalac recalls her journey from Somalia to local Maine politics

Maine Public recently recorded an interview with Deqa Dhalac ‘13G, a graduate of the Carsey School’s Master in Community Development program who was sworn in as mayor of South Portland, Maine, in December and has likely become the first Somali American mayor in the United States.

Off and Running

Many of the things Nathaniel Hunt ’22 learned as a philosophy major proved beneficial when he conceived a business idea, and his partnership with the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center helped take the project from concept to Holloway Competition winner. Hear Nathaniel’s story in his own words.

Opening Doors

The first cohort of students is enrolled in the UNH-4U program, designed to open doors to a mostly traditional college experience that was previously closed to students with intellectual disabilities.

The Carsey School and the Opportunity Finance Network - A Partnership for Education and Advancement

Originally published on the Opportunity of Finance Network (OFN) digest blog, this article examines the academic partnership between the Carsey School and OFN, with an interview from Austin Vasko, a graduate from the Master in Community Development (MCD) program who used the education award as an OFN CDFI member.