Today we fondly remember the enduring life and generosity of Dr. Andrew Romay, benefactor of our center for new immigrants. Born on this day, September 24, 1922, Dr. Romay survived both Communist imprisonment and Nazi concentration camps before immigrating to the United States as a refugee in 1956.
Dr. Romay's experience as a new immigrant to this country and his subsequent professional success inspired him to assist new immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the New York City area. The ESU Andrew Romay New Immigrant Center, founded in 2012 with his support and guidance, provides new immigrants with English language classes as well as opportunities for professional development.
His vision was to create a welcoming community for new immigrants and to promote cultural understanding. It is with this in mind that we remember and celebrate the life of Dr. Romay on his birthday.