RPCVs Alan Toth and Lauren Schwartzman are finalists in Student Academy Awards

The documentary, Mining Phosphorus   http://www.mining-p.com produced by RPCV Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-2012) is a finalist for the Student Academy Awards.  Rising Dust by RPCV Lauren Schwartzman, (Panama 2013-215) is also a finalist for the prestigious award.

Alan Toth has also produced a feature documentary about the modern Peace Corps Experience in South Africa.  Lauren Schwartzman is a member of the team. See the website to learn more:  Posh Corps http://www.poshcorps.com  

Here is the ACADEMY AWARDS Announcement:


Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)

Veronica Wangshen, “1,500 Miles 23 Days,” New York University
Mathieu Faure, “An Edited Life,” New York University
Lauren Schwartzman, “Dust Rising,” University of California –  Berkeley
Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, “Finding Yingying,” Northwestern University
Grace Oyenubi and Nani Sahra Walker, “Forced,” University of California – Berkeley
Yiying Nikki Li, “Love & Loss,” University of Southern California
Alan Toth, “Mining Phosphorus,” University of California – Berkeley

Congratulations to Alan Toth and Lauren Schwartzman and Good Luck!


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  • Not sure where to post this. the PC just today notified us of the untimely death of trainee Mitchell Herrmann, a geologist like myself, serving back in 1963. I’m sure he would have done great things. Africa’s, and the PC’s loss. My sincere condolences, from all of the PC family, to Mitchell’s loved ones. And encouragement to the others of his training group. Do well, and have your own memorable experiences. John Turnbull Ghana-3 Geology and Nyasaland/Malawi-2 Geology Assignment.

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