The Peace Corps

Agency history, current news and stories of the people who are/were both on staff and Volunteers.

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Day Six Of Innocence, The Peace Corps in 1961-1962
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Day Five Of Innocence, The Peace Corps in 1961-1962
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R. Matt McKinney new White House Liaison at the Peace Corps
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Day Four Of Innocence, The Peace Corps in 1961-1962
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Day Three Of Innocence, The Peace Corps in 1961-1962
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Day Two Of Innocence, the Peace Corps in 1961-1962
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The Peace Corps community mourns the tragic loss of two serving Volunteers
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Former Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan leaves HWS with a bang (and Bill Clinton)
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Days Of Innocence, The Peace Corps in 1961-1962
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RPCV Helen Lowman (Thailand) named President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful

R. Matt McKinney new White House Liaison at the Peace Corps

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The Peace Corps community mourns the tragic loss of two serving Volunteers

  Peace Corps service is not without real risks, as these two tragedies demonstrate. • CBS4News in Denver, Colorado reported on the death of PCV Cody Oser in Panama, recently. Cody Oser was an Engineering Graduate of Colorado State University. Oser’s father, Steven, tells CBS4 there is “absolutely no foul play.”His son’s body was found in the shallow water of a creek. “He was going down by a river and going across some boulders and he slipped,” said his father.” In a news release, acting Peace Corps director Sheila Crowley said, “His impressive engineering skills made him stand out as a volunteer because he dedicated himself to working with communities around the world to find solutions to their technological needs. His passing is a profound loss for the Peace Corps community as we mourn along with his family and friends.” The news report concluded: “The family is already starting an effort . . .

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Former Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan leaves HWS with a bang (and Bill Clinton)

  Mark Gearan, who worked on the nomination of Bill Clinton and then as Senior Staff in the White House before becoming Director of the Peace Corps in 1995, has asked his friend and the former president to be the commencement speaker at Hobart and William Smith College this spring. Mark D. Gearan, the longest-serving president in the history of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, has already announced that he will conclude his duties as president at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. At the time of his appointment in 1999, Gearan was one of the youngest college presidents in the nation and a “non-traditional” choice given his background as Director of the Peace Corps and White House senior staff member. When he concludes his presidency in 2017, he will have served for 18 years, leading the Colleges through a period of unprecedented growth. Gearan, with help from his . . .

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RPCV Helen Lowman (Thailand) named President and CEO of Keep America Beautiful

  Keep America Beautiful announced on April 11, 2017 that Helen Lowman (Thailand 1988-91), who served as an appointee of President Barack Obama at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and with the Peace Corps, has been named the organization’s new president and CEO. She will assume the role on May 1. From 2010 to 2017, Lowman served as an appointee of the President of the United States in the senior foreign service and the senior executive service. Most recently, she was Director-Individual and Community Preparedness at FEMA in Washington, D.C., overseeing programs to increase citizen and community preparedness while encouraging disaster and crisis resilience. Previously, she served in a variety of roles with the Peace Corps, directing Recruitment Office in DC as an Associate Director. She earlier served as Regional Director-Europe, Middle East and Asia, Peace Corps’ largest geographic region. Earlier in her career, Lowman managed environmental education events . . .

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