NINA K. PARVARI
THANKS, MOM & DAD.
My parents and I immigrated from Iran to the USA when I was 6 years old. The sacrifices they endured to rebuild our life in this country are countless. They did this so that I could be raised in a country that offered freedom, equality, opportunity, and other human rights. My parents taught me that education is the most important thing one can obtain, so they made it possible for me to attend SMU. This was another important sacrifice they made for me to have a life filled with opportunity. My years at SMU were immensely important in my life beyond the invaluable education I received. Those years have immeasurably shaped my character as a human being. The professors, programs, facilities, and opportunities for growth at SMU are truly incredible. This is a university unlike any other. I wanted to thank my parents for giving me the chance to attend SMU. This brick paver represents a stepping stone on the road to a better life that my parents gave me. So thanks, Mom & Dad, for this chance.