Ralph Cherry was a PCV in Kumasi, Ghana, 1969-71 where he taught secondary school rcherryFrench language and English lit at what was then called Kumasi High School. He is one of the few people who can say he spent virtually his entire professional life at the Peace Corps.  Over the years he held several positions within the agency, first as a recruiter, and then passing through various agency positions that ushered recruits through the selection process and finally, literally, onto the plane that would take them to their assignments.  He then moved to the Africa region in 1998, from which he retired in 2003 after acting as Deputy Chief of Operations  as  of that office for a year.  Ralph is a composer and singer who has performed his songs in various venues in Boston and Washington, D.C.  He lives in Arlington, VA, with Steve Hopkins, his partner of 29 years.