Bulgaria, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Chile, Honduras, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Thailand
By JoAnna Haugen on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Jack Godwin (Gabon 82-84, Bulgaria 94-95) has received his fourth and final Fulbright scholarship. An administrator at Sacramento State, scholar and author, Godwin will use the scholarship to fund a three-week trip to Swansea University of Wales. He has received other Fulbright scholarships that have allowed him to participate in programs in Germany, Hungary and Japan.
The Monroe Community College Board of Trustees in New York has hired Kara Tierney (05-07) as an instructor in the chemistry and geosciences department. Tierney most recently worked as an assistant technical director at Merit Laboratories and as an adjunct instructor at Lansing Community College in Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her master’s degree from UC Davis.
International agronomy expert and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member Dr. J. Mark Powell (73-77) recently received the Camden County College, Blackwood, N.J., 2009 Outstanding Alumnus Award. He is a research soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Agricultural Research Service and the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. Powell earned degrees from Clemson University, Cornell University and Texas A&M.
Jan Knippers Black (62-64) recently published Moving Intervention Upstream with Impact Assessment. The book argues that human rights abuse is not necessarily about distant places and peoples, nor is it incomprehensible or inevitable. Black is a professor in the Graduate School of International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
The Cambridge Who’s Who has recognized Kathryn Tschiegg (79-81), the founder and chief executive officer of Central American Medical Outreach, Inc., for her dedication, leadership and excellence in international development and outreach services. CAMO, which was founded in 1993, is a non-profit organization that delivers health and community development services to more than 90,000 people a year in Central America. Tschiegg worked as an ER and SICU nurse for many years before founding CAMO, and her work in Central America has earned her countless awards and recognitions, including Outstanding Medical Professional of the Year by the Stark County Medical Associations, two Paul Harris Awards from Rotary International and the 2009 Athena Award.
Photographer Thomas Kelly (78-80) and editor John Frederick are the creators of Fallen Angels: Sex Workers of South Asia, a book of essays by 14 authors and images by eight photographers. Kelly, who lives and works in South Asia, is committed to capturing the lives of the marginalized.
The Asia Foundation has named Nick Langton as its resident country director in India. He has most recently been serving as the foundation’s representative in Nepal, where he was in charge of programs that supported governance and law, conflict transformation and peace building, economic reform and women’s security. Langton has more than 25 years of experience in Asia and has served in a variety of positions with the foundation since 1986. Prior to his service with the Asia Foundation, he worked with CARE in the United States and with Ugandan refugees in southern Sudan.
Merry Merryfield (77-79) was recently recognized with the Award from Global Understanding, which honors a social studies teacher who has made notable contributions in helping social studies students increase their understanding of the world. Merryfield is a long-time faculty member at Ohio State University.
The Mountain Village Town Council in Colorado recently swore in Chris Cox (94-96) as its newest member. Cox is the president of the Wells Fargo Community Bank in Mountain Village. He is also a member of the fire department.