David Walker (Ed.D. 1979)

While still working in Nepal on my doctoral research (Understanding Pictures), I was hired as World Education’s technical adviser on a USAID grant to design a nonformal education program for rural villagers. From 1979 to 1986, I worked with the Center for Research, Innovation and Development (CERID) at the Ministry of Education.  Initially, the program focused on visual materials to stimulate discussion and generate awareness, but the groups kept asking when we were going to teach them to read and write.

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Hilda Kokuhirwa Sinkonde (Ed.D. 1982)

Hard to believe that in 2021 on the first day of September it will be 45 years since I first walked into UMass! My first sight of snow falling and the CIE Tuesday meetings have stayed with me all these years. I left CIE in 1982, and retired in 2013 after 31 years of working for various government and non-government organizations, education and training institutions, the United Nations and other development organizations.

 

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Alan Hurwitz (Ed.D. 1981)

Alan, a.k.a. Dr. Hurwitz, has continued his very eclectic OD practice, though at a slower pace than at most times during his checkered career - e.g. coaching et al with a Global Health project in Washington, helping to reinvent an environmental monitoring organization in the Adirondacks, helping a large Mexican magazine company turning itself into a full media operation, among others.

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Carol Martin (Ed.D. 1981)

Carol Martin is celebrating 50 years of residing and working in a number of African countries long term in the field of education and social development, starting in newly independent Botswana in 1968. She retired to Capetown, South Africa, in 1996 to pursue her projects in youth creative education, namely jazz music, and with justice and human rights advocacy for people at risk. She has managed two NGOs in the Cape Flats (Gugulethu and Turfhall) engaging youth with music education and performance.

 

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Alberto Ochoa (Ed.D. 1978)

After leaving CIE Alberto Ochoa was hired as a faculty member and served as Chair of the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at San Diego State University for 15 years. He also served as the Academic Director of the Joint Doctoral Program between Claremont University and SDSU (1999-2005). In the PLC Department, he has been responsible for the implementation and evaluation of the bilingual teacher education programs at the elementary and secondary levels.

 

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Margaret McLaughlin (Ed.D. 1983)

Margaret McLaughlin (Max) writes:

 

 After a number of decades in the formal employment/international development arena, I’m now "rewiring"- Jan Droegkamp's fabulous term - into the wonderful world of volunteering. In December 2016, I formally "retired" from the U.S. Department of State where I was fortunate enough to direct the Leadership Training Davison of the Foreign Service Institute.  

 

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John Comings (Ed.D. 1979)

Before I came to CIE, I worked in Nepal for six years. I started as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in fisheries extension (my BSc in Zoology was preparation to become a marine biologist, and so Peace Corps sent me to a landlocked country), where I became interested in why it was easier to work with farmers who had some education.

 

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Robert (Bro) I. Russell (Ed.D. 1982)

In October, 2019, at the annual meeting of CRNI, Bro was honored by having the annual CRNI award renamed in his honor as "The Robert Russell Award for Courage in Editorial Cartooning." The society has been presenting this award for the past 15 years.  At this year's ceremony it was noted that last two or three recipients had either been freed from prison, or in some cases, relocated to safe haven countries where they could continue produc

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Suzanne Kindervatter (Ed.D. 1979)

Suzanne Kindervatter is currently an independent consultant based in Washington DC. She retired from InterAction in the fall of 2013, after 19 years of service.

 

During her 10 years as InterAction’s Vice President of Strategic Impact, Suzanne oversaw work on priority international development issues, gender integration and women’s empowerment.

 

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Jan Droegkamp (Ed.D. 1982)

I have retired a second time! I left Peace Corps in 2012, after serving as Director of Programming and Training for Peace Corps in Albania and Uganda.

 

I decided to try the snowbird life—I bought a house in Florida and am next door neighbors to Bob Miltz and Linda Abrams. We dream of having a CIE neighbourhood. We have had visitors but no buyers: Mike and Jan Basile and Ash and Trish Hartwell.

 

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