RPCV’s making the news! Weekly local spotlight

Read below for stories about RPCV’s making positive changes in their hometown and beyond.  Compiled by the Peace Corps Midwest Regional office.

RPCVs
Illinois: VIDEO – Changing lives together through Illinois State’s Peace Corps MI program: https://stories.illinoisstate.edu/magazine/illinois-state/state-side/video-changing-lives-together-through-illinois-states-peace-corps-program/

MINNESOTA: Kyrgyzstan RPCV’s mother writes a book about her Peace Corps service: http://www.swnewsmedia.com/chaska_herald/half-a-world-a-way/article_0ebfac11-b83d-52e1-bfbd-c2ccdf52118b.html

SOUTH DAKOTAN: Ukraine RPCV earns recognition as first female commander for a South Dakota National Guard unit: http://www.yankton.net/community/article_fb993b04-5cec-11e5-9a3c-c3a075ee9e8f.html

MISSOURI: RPCVs recalling Peace Corps training in the U.S.:  http://kbia.org/post/thinking-out-loud-returned-peace-corps-volunteers-recall-1966-mu-and-three-creeks-training

Peace Corps Stories

Interview with RPCV who was first woman of color to go in space: http://fortune.com/2015/09/12/first-woman-of-color-in-space/

Why job candidates from Peace Corps, AmeriCorps are good for business – column by Peace Corps director: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carrie-hesslerradelet/why-job-candidates-from-p_b_8148698.html

Midwest Blog Stories

MINNESOTA: Savage native begins Peace Corps service in Senegal: http://midwestpcvs.com/2015/09/18/savage-minn-native-begins-peace-corps-service-in-senegal/

MICHIGAN: Berrien Springs native begins Peace Corps service in Mozambique: http://midwestpcvs.com/2015/09/16/berrien-springs-mich-resident-begins-peace-corps-service-in-mozambique/

MISSOURI: St. Louis native begins Peace Corps service in Paraguay: http://midwestpcvs.com/2015/09/16/st-louis-native-begins-peace-corps-service-in-paraguay/

OHIO: Ohio native takes advantage of Peace Corps Master’s International Program: http://midwestpcvs.com/2015/09/15/ohio-native-takes-advantage-of-the-peace-corps-masters-international-program/

MISSOURI: Peace Corps visits Lincoln University to find the next generation of international volunteers: http://midwestpcvs.com/2015/09/14/peace-corps-visits-lincoln-university-to-find-the-next-generation-of-international-volunteers/

OHIO: Ohio native brings passion for agriculture to Peace Corps Paraguay: http://midwestpcvs.com/2015/09/11/ohio-native-brings-passion-for-agriculture-to-peace-corps-paraguay/

 

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