Argentina, Botswana, Hungary, Uganda, Burundi, Mali Zaire, El Salvador, Paraguay, Uganda
By JoAnna Haugen on Monday, December 15th, 2008
The National Park Service recently named Kate Hammond (92-94) as superintendent at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. She has worked with the U.S. Interior Department for 14 years. Hammond received her bachelor’s degree in history and environmental studies from Yale University and her master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry.
BOTSWANA, HUNGARY, UGANDA
The Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Charlottesville, Vir., recently named Cristine Nardi as executive director. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin and has been working with the law firm of Tucker, Griffin and Barnes where she provided legal counsel to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence provides nonprofit organizations in Central Virginia with education, training, technical assistance, resource sharing opportunities, networking and mentoring.
BURUNDI, MALI, ZAIRE
The artwork collected by Aly Shanks (Burundi) and Buddy Shanks (Burundi, Mali, Zaire) over the years was on display during the Clyde Tour of Homes in Abilene, Tex., and will continue to be on display until Jan. 16, 2009, at Abilene Frame-N-Art River Oaks Gallery. Aly has worked for the Jane Goodall Institute, in the office of a United Nations ambassador and for Catholic Relief Services. Buddy has worked with USAID and in various positions with the Peace Corps. As their journeys have taken them around the world, they’ve collected unique African art, including paintings, musical instruments, pottery and baskets.
Chris Ganow, an adaptive behavior teacher at Huffman Middle School in Humble, Tex., was voted Teacher of the Year by his peers. He was a substitute teacher prior to becoming a full-time teacher three years ago. Ganow graduated from college in 2000 with a degree in anthropology.
Sylmar High School history instructor Jose Navarro was named a Teacher of the Year—one of five such candidates in California. In addition to his work in the classroom, the Los Angeles-based teacher helps lead professional development sessions, coaches after-school sports and has started a peer-to-peer counseling course.
Thor Hanson (93-95) has published his new book The Impenetrable Forest: My Gorilla Years in Uganda. Author and narrator Hanson shares his stories of tracking gorillas during his Peace Corps service in the book.