Cameroon, Ecuador, Liberia, Malaysia, Senegal, St. Kitts and Nevis, Swaziland
By JoAnna Haugen on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Andrew Richards (03-06) spent time in Haiti earlier this year helping a local non-profit organization expand its services in order to provide microfinance loans to farmers affected by the January 2010 earthquake. Richards, who works for the New York office of McCarter & English, helped put together a banking charter and an application to the Central Bank of Haiti for the organization. The new status will allow the organization to help around 2,000 Haitians working in the food and agricultural sectors. At McCarter & English, Richards is the co-head of the social investment practice and has advised financial institutions interested in investing in microfinance programs. He was recruited for the case by the International Senior Lawyers Project.
The Human Rights Commission honored Meg Bessman-Quintero (86-89) with the 2010 Human Rights Award. She is a bilingual therapist at Catholic Charities, and in this position, Bessman-Quintero has provided support to the Latino community by helping with immigration issues and working with the legal and social service systems.
Ruth Hogan has been a hospice volunteer for 19 years. Since 2006, she has traveled to Empangeni in Zululand, South Africa, every year to volunteer at a hospice there. Hogan is a retired special education teacher.
Pamela Schlueter has been named a 2011 Fulbright Scholar. The North Henderson High School Spanish teacher and foreign language department chair is the only person in North Carolina to receive a Fulbright scholarship for 2011. She will participate in an exchange program in Uruguay next summer. Schlueter has a bachelor’s degree from Fort Lewis College in Colorado and has been a teacher for 31 years. She is active with the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and is a board member and editor for The Catalyst.
Dr. Stacey Chamberlain is one of the founding members of the non-profit organization, Global Emergency Care Collaborative (GECC), which has developed an emergency room and training program for nurses in Uganda. Incorporated in 2008, GECC identifies areas in the world that do not have access to quality emergency care then partners with existing hospitals and trains nurses to provide this needed care. The first partnership site was at Nyakibale Hospital in Uganda, and the organization hopes to expand to other hospitals in Uganda and other developing countries. Chamberlain is the assistant director of the International Emergency Medicine and Health Fellowship Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She also works as an emergency physician at St. Mary’s of Nazareth Hospital in Chicago.
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) has appointed Argrow “Kit” Evans to the board of directors where she will serve as vice chair. Evans has worked with SAVE for more than 12 years. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she is currently a candidate to receive a master’s degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, Calif. In addition to serving in the Peace Corps, Evans is also a Teach for America alumni.
Vincent D’Agostino (04-06) is an HIV/AIDS case manager with AIDS Service Association Pinellas (ASAP). He oversees case management for 65 clients. This includes assisting with paperwork, finding social services, setting up housing and helping with financial assistance. D’Agostino is a graduate of St. Augustine’s Flagler College.