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Southern Freshman Fled War in Ukraine to Pursue his Dreams

“On people’s faces, you could see fear.”

When war broke out seven months ago, 17-year old Oleksandr “Sasha” Stelmakh faced uncertainty as he and his mother fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Now, Sasha has found a new home at Southern, studying computer science: “I love Southern,” he said. “Southern is like a family now.”

Read Sasha’s story in the New Haven Register and Hartford Courant.

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