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At IRM’s recent “Dinner on 5 Continents,” Bill Miner received the Rosemary Stark Award for Outstanding Service to Refugees. He has worked long and hard to teach ESL to students, transport kids to all kinds of appointments, be a cheerleader for them and generally be an outstanding role model for the children he works with.
Dora Taylor received the IRM Tutor of the Year award at IRM’s recent Dinner on 5 Continents. She has tutored her student for over 400 hours and has exhibited care and compassion for her as well as being an outstanding tutor.
Fiscal Year End report: IRM resettled 167 refugees in Fiscal Year 2015 with over 40 of those arriving in September. Although the majority live in New Bern, a few went to Jacksonville, Greenville, and Morehead City where they had friends or relatives. They came from Burma; Cuba; Colombia; Afghanistan; Iraq; Somalia; and Vietnam. Average family size was 2.5. All became self-sufficient through employment by the end of 6 months. The average number of days from arrival to job placement was 75 and job placements included factories, poultry plants, a hotel Education ranged from no formal education to college degrees.