Archive - August 26, 2010

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What Happened To That Peace Corps/CIA Blog?
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NYC Peace Corps Recruitment Office Held First Franklin H. Williams Award

What Happened To That Peace Corps/CIA Blog?

It was me! Sorry to say that I personally–not the Peace Corps! Not the CIA—deleted the post I put up on the Peace Corps and the CIA. I went to delete another item and missed! (Much like my golf game.) Now, if Marian was here in the States and now off in Ethiopia building a home in her old site, she could fix it, but I have NO IDEA!  Sorry to everyone who made commetns on the blog. Thank you.

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NYC Peace Corps Recruitment Office Held First Franklin H. Williams Award

On the Peace Corps new website yesterday I noted that  The Franklin H. Williams Award Ceremony will be held on September 9, 2010 at the Peace Corps Headquarters in D.C. The announcement listed the years that the Award has been given in Williams’ name. It does not say, however, that the first  Franklin H. Williams award ceremony was held in the Regional Recruitment Office in New York City in 1999, and that the New York Office named it “The Franklin H. Williams Award” and held the event. Now, nothing gets lost faster in the Peace Corps than its history so I thought (since I was involved!) I would detail how the Franklin H. Williams Award came about in the first place. At the time, I was the Regional Manager of the office and one of my recruiters,  Leslie Jean-Pierre (Guinea 1997-99), came to me with the suggestion of having an event in . . .

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