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SSU hosting Peace Corps informational sessions


April 6


At 6 p.m. on April 6, SSU will commence a two-day effort to promote international travel and service.

At 6 p.m. on Monday, April 6, SSU will commence a two-day effort to promote international travel and service with a presentation by Katie Sylvester, a Midwest regional recruiter for the Peace Corps, in room 215 of the University Center. Originally established in 1961, the Peace Corps trains and sends American volunteers abroad to work with people of developing countries on projects for technological, agricultural, and educational improvement.

The presentation will focus primarily on opportunities for Peace Corps service and how to become involved. Additionally, Sylvester will draw upon her personal experience as a volunteer to provide insight into the program and its advantages. Serving in Zambia from 2004-2006, Sylvester has formed, organized and trained committees that tackled health issues—such as malaria, AIDS, family planning, tuberculosis, and mother/child nutrition—in developing countries.

Accompanying Sylvester’s presentation, SSU’s International Service and Peace Corps Prep Program coordinator, Tracey Henderson, will identify feasible methods of preparing for the program. Like her co-presenter, Henderson will draw upon her experience as a four-year service member in Mozambique.

On the day following the presentations, the speakers will be hosting Peace Corps and SSU Peace Corps Prep tables to provide additional information regarding each topic from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the University Center lobby.

Each info-session will be free and open to all students, faculty, and staff-members, as well as the general public.

For more information, contact Henderson by phone at 740-351-3136 or by email at thenderson@shawnee.edu.


Contact Information

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Administration 101
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3810
Fax: (740) 351-3179


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