By Kelsey Kirk
UNMC Communications 

From Angola to Atlanta, Ewing to UNMC and beyond

 

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Small-town values • Edson DeOliveira, a former Ewing resident, graduates from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He will practice neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Reprinted with permission from UNMC Communications

Edson DeOliveira still remembers walking out of the house on his first day of third grade.

He caught the faint scent of manure and spotted a cattle trailer on a neighboring lot.

"We're not in Atlanta anymore," he thought.

Not only was the DeOliveira family's home in Ewing, Nebraska, a stark contrast from their last home in Atlanta, but it also was a far cry from their first home in Angola.

But growing up in the rural Nebraska village ended up shaping who DeOliveira is today.

"I not only got to see how being an immigrant is but how rural Americ...



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