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Bellevue University Alumni Publishes Book on Diversity and Immigrants' Dreams in America

Book Release Event Set for Sunday, Sept. 10 on Bellevue University Campus

On Sunday, Sept. 10, Bellevue University alumni Krishna Kandel will celebrate the publication of his first book with an event on the Bellevue University campus.

The book release event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held in Classroom 480 at the Freeman Lozier Library, 1028 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, Nebraska 68005. The event is free and open to the public.

Krishna Kandel and Ashwin Dhakal co-authored “Diversity and Immigrants’ Dream in America.” The book details Kandel’s personal and family experiences and his insights into immigrants’ and international students’ integration into American society. Kandel is an immigrant resident in the United States and came to the U.S. from Nepal in 2009.

Kandel said the book captures immigrants’ and international students’ dreams, struggles and challenges, opportunities and the U.S immigration provisions. “It identifies variables impacting immigrants’ and international students’ integration,” he said, “including the role of communication and significance of education for converting their dreams into reality.”

“Immigrants and international students contribute significantly to the U.S. economy, both directly and indirectly. They foster innovation and drive entrepreneurship,” said Kandel. “They also bring unique experiences and perspectives that enrich American communities, institutions and workplaces. This contributes to the global promotion of American education and academic excellence.” 

Kandel earned his Master of Science in Leadership and Coaching degree in 2013 from the University. He currently serves as a Manager of Operations at Fiserv, Inc.

Diversity and Immigrants’ Dream in America is available on Amazon. The book is also available at the Bellevue University Freeman Lozier Library and other public libraries in Omaha, Papillion, and La Vista, Nebraska. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).