Patrick Fine (M.Ed. 1985)

Patrick Fine is currently Chief Executive Officer of FHI 360, a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 

 

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Paul Jurmo (Ed.D. 1987)

In November of 2017 we received this update from Paul.

 

Olga (my wife and also a UMass graduate) and I just completed five years in Tonga, where I served as Director of Programming and Training and Country Representative for a national primary school English Literacy Project run by Peace Corps/Tonga in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other partners.  (Olga served there as Peace Corps Medical Officer.) 

 

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Harold Weaver (Ed.D. 1985)

Hal Weaver is retired but continues to be active in working toward transnational cultural relations, cross-cultural communication, respect and understanding through film, media, education and the arts.

 

Recent activities include a lecture on “Decolonization and the Cold War: African Student Elites in the USSR as Transnational Actors” in September 2016 at Harvard University, where he is an Alumnus Fellow of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute (Hutchins Center for African and African American Research).

 

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Michael L. Basile (M.Ed. 1981; Ed.D. 1989)

Fully retired from Murray State University for a few years now, I’ve turned my attention to local community activities - all volunteer work in this western corner of Kentucky. Volunteering means being on our free clinic board, as well as membership on a new soup kitchen board, plus a few church activities, among them a diocesan curriculum development project focused on Pope Francis’s Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home. The target audience is adult education for parishes.

 

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Kathe Conrad (M.Ed. 1984)

Kathe Conrad is now retired, pursuing interests in memoir writing and photography. She continues to be amazed at how long it takes to produce a written or pictorial slice of her life. She takes classes at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University and volunteers with Fairfax County Pets on Wheels Program with canine friend, Casper. She continues to explore the world and write about her travels.

 

Kathe wrote to CIE in 2013:

 

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Oliver P. J. Mhaiki (M.Ed. 1986)

Recently Oliver came out of retirement as he was appointed as Chairman of the Tanzania Teacher Service Commission. The commission is in principle the employer of all teachers in Tanzania a primary and secondary schools and in teacher training colleges. [8-16]

 

I am now retired after working as a civil servant for almost 40 years. I last served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and before that for many years in the Ministry of Education. After retiring, I am working with St. Joseph University of Engineering and Technology on special duties.

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Raphael Njoku (M.Ed. 1979; Ed.D. 1981)

Each day of my life, I continue to live with the pleasant memories of having the very best of education at UMass and being a part of the CIE family.

 

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