Duong Van Chu (Ed.D. 2004)

Duong Van Chu passed away in November 2005.
His obituary can be found Here.

 

Originally, from Vietnam, Duong came to the US in 1992 and took up residence in Springfield, MA.  In 1994 he entered the degree program at CIE.  While at CIE he also worked as a public health educator serving immigrant communities in Springfield.

 

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Laura Ivey Dixon (M.Ed. 2006)

Before coming to CIE, Laura spent four years in North Carolina and Malawi working with World Camp, a non-profit organization that educates primary teachers and their students on HIV/AIDS, the environment, life skills education, and gender equality

 

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Kunduz Maksutova (M.Ed. 2004)

After leaving CIE, Kunduz returned to her home in the Kyrgyz Republic where she chaired the English Department and taught in the School of International Relations at Osh State University.  She also participated in a project of the US Department of State offering workshops on credit-based higher education in the Kyrgyz Republic covering all the state universities in the country.  During that time, Kunduz and a US Peace Corps volunteer, Bethany Burns, were awarded a Peace Corps grant and created an American room with many cultural and language media resources at Osh State University.

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Yasin I. Magan (Ed.D. 2004)

I left North America when I received my degree, planning to eventually return to Somalia. I spent time in Rome and London looking for an international career, but to no avail. I then returned to Somaliland, a self-proclaimed independent entity separate from the rest of Somalia. Somaliland is a former British colony that declared its own independence without seeking international recognition.

 

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Samuel Oduro Sarpong (M.Ed. 2004)

For about one year after leaving CIE, getting a job in the field of International development, both here in the US and abroad, was difficult for me. I attended several interviews without success. I eventually entered into Mental Health profession, holding positions like Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional, and other related titles. I was also an Adjunct Professor for two years, teaching Introduction to Sociology, and Social Problems in a Community College in New Jersey.

 

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Manaslu Gurung (M.Ed. 2004)

Since graduating from CIE in 2004, I have been living in New York City. My first big project in NYC was working as an assistant editor for the documentary Sari Soldiers which was filmed during the height of the civil war in Nepal.

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Shekhar Regmi (M.Ed. 1997, Ed.D. 2004)

Shekhar Regmi is currently the Chief Undergraduate Advisor & Admission Chair with the University Without Walls program at UMass Amherst. 

 

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Wendi L. Carman (M.Ed. 2006)

Wendi has been a Senior Education Specialist for the past 15 years with the American Institutes for Research where she is project director for international education and youth programming, including youth violence prevention in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

 

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Elias W. J. Chakwera (Ed.D. 2004)

After leaving CIE, Elias returned to Domasi College of Education where we resumed his role as Principle. Domasi is the largest Teachers’ Training College in Malawi which trains teachers at both Diploma and Degree.

 

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Erica Piedade (Ed.D. 2004)

Erica Piedade is currently the Director of Local Public Health Initiatives with the Office of Local and Regional Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).  Her focus is capacity building for rural boards of health and workforce development for local public health professionals as part of the OLRH mission to support the 351 local boards of health and the two federally recognized Tribes in Mass.

 

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