Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Stephan Bender jokes with customers at the Starbuck's Cafe in Barnes & Noble in Beaumont on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006. Bender was born in Austin and moved to Wuppertal, West Germany when he was 3 months old. He moved back to Silsbee, Texas in 2001 where he graduated from Silsbee High School.
Stephan Bender straightens tables at the Starbuck's Cafe in Barnes & Noble in Beaumont. He is currently a senior economics-finance-marketing triple major at Lamar University and plans to get an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin.
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Images are part of the faces of immigration series.