Bolivia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Philippines, Thailand, Ghana, Honduras
By JoAnna Haugen on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
Erica Barajas has joined Fair Food Matters, a nonprofit organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is working as the manager of its Growing Matters Garden, a program that helps adults and children learn about urban, organic gardening.
Robert S. Chase (68-69) is the president and CEO of SERRV International, a non-profit organization that promotes fair trade, helps develop products, and provides job and marketing skills. A former stock broker, Chase has held his current position for the past 20 years.
ETHIOPIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND
Phil Lilienthal (Ethiopia 65-67, Philippines 73, Thailand 73-74) is the founder, president and CEO of Global Camps Africa, which has been helping boys and girls affected with HIV/AIDS at South Africa’s Camp Sizanani. Global Camps Africa currently conducts six 10-day camps each year, which bring together about 140 children at a time. The organization was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from USAID. Lilienthal has been creating summer camps for more than 40 years.
Francis Marion University has named Kenneth M. Autrey (67-69) as the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2009-2010 year. The honor is based upon a faculty member’s contributions to teaching, professional service and scholarly activities. Autrey has been a member of the FMU faculty since 1989. Prior to his service at the university, Autrey taught middle school in upstate New York, the University of South Carolina and Tougaloo College. He was also a visiting professor at Hiroshima University in Japan. Autrey has a bachelor’s degree from Davidson College, a master’s degree from Auburn University and a Ph.D. degree in English.
Robert Ojeda has been appointed as the vice president of the Community Food Resource Center at the community food bank in Tucson, Arizona. Prior to this position, he was an adult educator at Pima Community College and the program manager for English-language acquisition for the adults program of Literacy Volunteers of Tucson.