Archive - February 6, 2014

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Punch by Chris Honore’ (Colombia 1967-69)
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Carrie Hessler-Radelt Gets Out Of Cold DC To Recruit in Florida

Punch by Chris Honore’ (Colombia 1967-69)

Chris Honore’ was born in occupied Denmark, during WWII. After the war, he immigrated to America. He went to public schools and then attended San Jose State University and the University of California, at Berkeley, where he earned a teaching credential, an M.A. and a Ph.D. After teaching high school English for two years, he joined the Peace Corps. He’s a freelance journalist based in Ashland, Oregon. His wife owns a bookstore on Main Street. His son is a cinematographer, living in Southern California. • PUNCH by Chris Honore’ For a time, my family and I lived in Watson, a small farming town in California’s Central Valley — flat, nondescript, a sepia photograph slightly out of focus. Everyday I walked to school and back along dusty, rutted roads bordered by wide irrigation ditches usually filled with green-brown water. The water was controlled by a series of concrete locks that could . . .

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Carrie Hessler-Radelt Gets Out Of Cold DC To Recruit in Florida

Peace Corps Press Release The Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet to Visit the University of Florida WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet will visit the University of Florida on Monday, Feb. 10 to talk with students and faculty about how Peace Corps service can give them a competitive edge in today’s global job market. She will be joined by the University’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Joseph Glover, and Former Dean of the University’s International Center and Professor Emeritus of Agronomy David Sammons. Peace Corps volunteers travel to the farthest corners of the world where they work toward sustainable change while gaining hands-on experience and developing the skills employers are looking for now more than ever. College graduates who have served with the Peace Corps return home with a global perspective as well as cross-cultural, leadership, community development and language skills. They give . . .

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