From left, Flicka Bateman and Celia Paung relax Dec. 15, 2016, on the front steps of Bateman’s home in Chapel Hill, NC. Paung, a Karen refugee from Burma, credits Bateman and a team of tutors with helping her meet the challenges of college and life while she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UNC.
From left, Flicka Bateman and Celia Paung relax Dec. 15, 2016, on the front steps of Bateman’s home in Chapel Hill, NC. Paung, a Karen refugee from Burma, credits Bateman and a team of tutors with helping her meet the challenges of college and life while she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UNC. Tammy Grubb tgrubb@newsobserver.com
From left, Flicka Bateman and Celia Paung relax Dec. 15, 2016, on the front steps of Bateman’s home in Chapel Hill, NC. Paung, a Karen refugee from Burma, credits Bateman and a team of tutors with helping her meet the challenges of college and life while she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from UNC. Tammy Grubb tgrubb@newsobserver.com

Karen refugee beats hurdles at every step to UNC nursing degree

December 25, 2016 6:06 AM