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Estonia, Iran, Malaysia, Niger, Senegal, Paraguay, Peru, Thailand

By JoAnna Haugen on Friday, February 10th, 2012

ESTONIA

Lisa Martin (96-98) has been named as Silver Spring Town Center Inc.’s first executive director. This non-profit organization was created to coordinate public arts and entertainment events in Silver Spring’s Civic Building and on Veterans Plaza including summer concert performances, monthly arts discussions and annual events like the Silver Springs Blues Festival. Martin has worked on the International VSA Festival (which is part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts) and with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. She attended San Diego State University and has a master’s degree from American University.

IRAN

Donna E. Shalala (62-64) was named to the National Woman’s Hall of Fame in 2011. She has more than thirty years of experience as a scholar, teacher and administrator. Shalala began her career as an assistant professor at Bernard Baruch College and later at Teachers College, Columbia University. From there she served as president of Hunter College and chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1993, President Clinton appointed Shalala as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services; she is recognized as the person who has held this position the longest. In 2001, she became the president of the University of Miami. Shalala is a director of Gannett Co., Inc., the Lennar Corporation and Mednax, Inc. She has received more than three dozen honorary degrees and countless other honors, including the Presidential of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

MALAYSIA

Leonard Edwards (66-68) was named 2011 Los Altan of the Year. Edwards was appointed as Superior Court of California County of Santa Clara Family and Juvenile Court judge in 1980, and though he retired in 2006, he is now a consulting judge. Among his many achievements, Edwards has founded or co-founded six different organizations or groups that help children, received more than 50 awards at local and national levels, published three books and dozens of published articles, held ten different teaching positions and made more than 500 presentations on issues related to juvenile and family courts.

NIGER

Meg Garlinghouse (89-92) is the head of LinkedIn for Good, which connects more than 135 million professionals who share knowledge about and experience with non-profit organizations around the world. Garlinghouse has worked extensively in the technology and philanthropy sectors. She currently serves on the Boards of Network for Good and VolunteerMatch.

NIGER, SENEGAL

Shelby Rajkovich (10-11) has been hired as the communications manager for United Fresh Produce Association. She has completed agricultural internships for Washington, D.C., policymakers by providing research assistance at USDA during the 2008 Farm Bill and in the office of Senator Richard G. Laugar. Rajkovich is a graduate of Cornell University.

PARAGUAY

Scott Missildine is the new director of the Chilton County Humane Society. Prior to this, he worked at the Prattville/Autauga Humane Society as co-director and with the Montgomery Humane Society as a volunteer coordinator, administrative assistant and humane deputy. He is also in the National Guard. Missildine received his degree from the University of South Alabama.

PERU

Edward Mazria (64-66) has won The Purpose Prize for his work in driving the building sector toward reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. An award-winning architect, Mazria started and financed a research organization in 2003 called Architecture 2030 in order to facilitate energy consumption in the industry. He issued the 2030 Challenge, a set of benchmarks for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in built structures such as buildings, homes and other manmade structures to “net zero” by 2030. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, Mazria taught several courses at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He is currently working on a companion project called the 2030 Palette, which is a set of comprehensive guiding principles, strategies and examples for creating healthy built environments that are tailored to specific conditions.

THAILAND

Lucy Joyce (83-85) has been named the executive director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Agency of Orange County. She began her career with Cornell in 1986 as a community issues agent in Broome County. Joyce is a member of the Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board and Orange County Land Trust Board, and she serves as a 4-H Club leader.

THAILAND

Anne-Marie L. Storey (89-90) has taken over as president of the Maine State Bar Association. An attorney with Rudman Winchell, she plans to emphasize professionalism within the bar and increase value to members in her new position. Storey has been serving as vice president of the bar association. She graduated from Middlebury College and the Vermont Law School in Burlington. She is a member of the board of directors of the Bangor Humane Society, the Maine Discovery Museum and the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.

Comments (1)

  1. Clark E. Kerr said 3 years ago

    Hello Senegal/Niger volunteers who trained at SIU in Carbondale way back in 1965. We are reuniting our group through email and thinking about a reunion. We have accounted for 100% of the Niger contingent but only about half of those who served in Senegal (1965-67).

    If you have not recently received a list of our group with emails, that means you are one of those we have not yet found . Please email me at [email protected] and I will send you our most updated list. Thanks.

    Clark E. Kerr
    Niger (1965-68)

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