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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Paul Jurmo (Ed.D. 1987)

Paul Jurmo is currently with the US Peace Corps. His areas of interest include basic skills education for adults, out-of-school youth, and children, sector-based career pathway systems (especially for green jobs), customizing services to learner populations, leadership development and community service.


In 2014, while serving as Country Representative and Director of Programming and Training for the US Peace Corps in Tonga, he wrote:


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Roshan Billimoria (Ed.D. 1980)

After being out of contact with CIE for many years, Roshan reflects on her journey since leaving CIE below.

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Retnaningsih Burham (M.Ed. 1980)

After a long interval during which CIE received regular Holiday cards from Retna, but didn’t have email contact, she is now connected and has sent this recent update on the state of NFE and the activities of some of her cohort who were at the Center in the 1970s.


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Kla Somtrakool (Ed.D. 1980)

At the present, I'm still working so as to fulfill my life in many ways.  I am teaching in a Ph.D. program in ASEAN Cultural Science in two universities where I meet many young students from different nations.  I am also working part time as an advisor in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture.  In that role I have the opportunity to travel to many ASEAN countries such as, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. I'm still utilizing all of my knowledge and experiences much which I have learned from the CIE.


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