Brazil, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Morocco, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Togo
By JoAnna Haugen on Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Douglas Ingold (64-66) recently released his latest novel, The Henderson Memories. The novel focuses on a daughter’s search for her parents’ hidden past. It is set in present day Vancouver and the Brazilian state of Bahia in 1965. It is based in part on Ingold’s personal journal during his Peace Corps service in Brazil. The book was published by Wolfenden.
Michael Humes (03-05) was highly involved in the shooting of the film, Foul Water Fiery Serpent, about the eradication of guinea worm. He worked as a district level technical advisor for The Carter Center in Ansongo, Mali, in 2005 and then as a regional technical advisor in the northern region of Ghana from January 2006 through April 2009.
The YWCA of Evanston/North Shore recently awarded Courtney C. Wright with the Lorraine H. Morton Young Woman of Promise Award. She is a 2003 graduate of Evanston Township High School and recently returned from her Peace Corps service. The YWCA leadership awards are given to those who have shown outstanding commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change.
Corey Farrell (02-03) joined the guinea worm eradication efforts at The Carter Center in September 2005. He was based in Ghana and worked as a technical advisor. As a result of his time with guinea worm patients and background in the Peace Corps, Farrell went on to become an RPCV fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and is now a registered nurse on an infectious disease unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He continues to work internationally, including several trips to Haiti over the past two-and-a-half years as well as trips to Ghana and Morocco.
Franny White (04-06) is a communications specialist at Battelle in the Tri-Cities of Washington. She is also a member of the Atomic City Rollergirls team, where she is known as Franny Pack.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Matt Eline (89-91) is the new principal at Rocky Run Middle School this school year. He began his career as a middle school science teacher and has since taught science in both middle and high schools, designed and implemented the first virtual high school for Prince William County Public Schools, served as an assistant principal at Brentsville District High School and was a sub-school principal at Fairfax High School.
Steven Holbrook (65-67) was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at East High School in Iowa. A 1978 graduate of the school, Holbrook became an educator and published author after returning from the Peace Corps. He has spent most of his career in the education field, where he has worked as a teacher, assistant dean, principal and superintendent. Holbrook currently lives in Virginia and continues to serve as an education consultant.
After returning from four years of Peace Corps service in Togo, Sam Connor (87-90) was home for only a short amount of time before packing his bags for additional volunteer work in Africa and Southeast Asia. He arrived back in the United States about three years ago and began working at Save the Children in Westport, Conn., where he currently serves as the director.