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Monday, February 04, 2013

Attention Must be Paid - The Immigrant, OLD SCHOOL



Gac Filipaj is a refugee from the former Yugoslavia. For the past twelve years, he has worked as a janitor for Columbia University.  His job title is “Heavy Cleaner,” which includes emptying the trash and cleaning the toilets. 
During this time, he worked until 11pm every night during the week.  After his shift concluded, he would start studying.  This weekend, after twelve years of study, Gac graduated from Columbia University with a Classics degree.  Rarely have so many qualities I admire been wrapped up in a single person.
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2 Comments:

Blogger Will said...

'Old school from the 'Old country', a man who deserves respect.

Monday, February 04, 2013 11:26:00 pm  
Anonymous Tim said...

God bless him.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 6:07:00 pm  

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