Pat Guild O’Rourke (M.Ed. 1971; Ed.D. 1980)

This past fall my Peace Corps group from Senegal had its 50th reunion.  Most people had not been in touch in many years.  We talked about what Peace Corps had meant to each of us, and our life path in the 50 years since. 

 

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Lillian Baer (M.Ed 1973)

Leaving Senegal in the early days of 2007 allowed me to recreate myself in new images. After 32 years living in Dakar, Senegal, working first with Peace Corps, and then a YMCA development program, followed by co-founding Africa Consultants International, aka The Baobab Center for the final 22 years, I thought that it would be interesting, and easy, to take the leap. Mmm...

 

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Hong Sah-myung (M.Ed. 1974)

I retired from Korea Research Foundation (KRF) in 1998. Since then, I have been teaching at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea and now I have one more year to go. I am blessed by God for enabling me to teach at this age.

 

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Cynthia Shepard Perry (Ed.D. 1972)

Cynthia Perry is now retired, after serving her country with distinction as US Executive Director of the African Development Bank in Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia from 2001-2007 and as US Ambassador to Sierra Leone from 1986-1989 and to Burundi from 1989-1993.

 

In a video profile for UMass, she said:

 

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John Bing (Ed.D. 1979)

Recently John reflected on his many years of experience:

 

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R. Michael Haviland (Ed.D. 1973)

I recently finished redrafting and editing an  "Edu Tainment"  novel, Arcadia. The “Edu”part draws attention to the plight of the world’s two billion persons who have incomes of less than two dollar per day. In the book, the Arcadia Foundation implements innovative model programs to address extreme poverty. The “Tainment” part of the book is my attempt to write prose which  attractss and holds its readers. I am now looking for an agent/publisher to take the book to the next stage and am anxious to begin work on a new project.

 

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Robert Pearson (Ed.D. 1973)

Since leaving the Center in 1972 I’ve been an Education Professor at Swarthmore, Lafayette and Muhlenberg colleges, the director of a drug and alcohol education agency, and the director of a USAID project in Romania dealing with the awful orphanage situation there which you undoubtedly remember from the media coverage in the early nineties.  Since 1992 I’ve been “semi-retired”, spending much of my time playing serious senior softball (tournaments etc.), reading, writing, and occasionally consulting. Since 1993 I’ve directed a Peace Corps training project in Albania, worked with Muslim refug

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Stephen Guild (Ed.D. 1973)

In 1980, I moved to Seattle.  I began a consulting business concentrating on the design, development and delivery of training programs for businesses and organizations, and my clients included Boeing, Microsoft, the American Institute of Banking, Recreational Equipment, Inc., several Washington State departments and others.  During that time, I also worked in Russia, Guam, China, Germany, Slovakia and Greece.  My family and I spent one year in Kenya (1994-95), teaching at the United States International University in Nairobi.

 

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Arlen Etling (Ed.D. 1975)

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.

(Emily Dickinson)

 

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Henry Holmes (Ed. D. 1974)

Hank has spent the past 25 years or so in Thailand where he has pursued a career in teaching as well as founding and becoming the managing director of Cross-Cultural Management Co. Ltd. The firm has developed a series of focused training courses to assist expatriates working in Thailand to be more effective in communicating and working with Thai colleagues. To facilitate that goal he co-authored a book entitled: Working with the Thais: A Guide to Managing in Thailand.

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