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The Volunteer who stamped “Done” on Peace Corps’ 3rd Goal — Profile in Citizenship

The Volunteer who stamped “Done” on Peace Corps’ 3rd Goal — Profile in Citizenship

  By Jeremiah Norris (Colombia 1963–65)    And … that would be Dona Shalala, a Volunteer that catapulted herself from a field assignment in Iran to the august halls of the U. S. Congress — after being a Cabinet Secretary and president of several universities along the way! Dona received a degree in 1962 from Ohio’s Western College for Women. On that year and through 1964, she was among the first Volunteers to serve in the Peace Corps. Her placement was in Iran where she worked with other Volunteers to develop an agricultural college. In 1970, she earned a Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In 1970, Dona began her academic career as a political science professor at Baruch College. In 1972, Dona became a Professor of Politics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, a post she held until 1979.  She became . . .

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