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U.S. Army Helps Contractor Produce Graduation Video for Father’s NSU Commencement

Johann’s son Tobias Barbir, civilian contractor serving in Iraq to help the U.S. Army withdraw its combat troops, standing on top of an Army tank in Iraq.

Tobias Barbir loves his father, Johann Barbir. But, he was unable to attend his dad’s special day. Barbir, who is a civilian contractor serving in Iraq to help the U.S. Army withdraw its combat troops, was not at the NSU College of Allied Health and Nursing Commencement on Aug. 29 to see his father graduate because of his job. However, he did the next best thing: Tobias enlisted the Army’s help in producing a 3-minute video to congratulate his dad from overseas.

Johann Barbir, B.S.N, a nursing manager at Memorial Regional Hospital and recent NSU nursing graduate.

The heartfelt video shows Tobias Barbir and Army officers stationed in Iraq praising his father for his academic achievements as well as the 693 other students from NSU’s College of Allied Health and Nursing who graduated alongside him.

Unbeknownst to his father, NSU showed Tobias’ video the night before commencement on Aug. 28 at the college’s awards banquet at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. The video was a tribute to Johann Barbir, who, at age 56, went back to school to pursue his bachelor’s in nursing degree to advance his career. Sitting in classes where most of the students were half his age, Johann persevered to earn his degree, which will help grow his career in nursing management at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.