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Community News RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR COMMUNITY by JoAnna Haugen AZERbAIJAN Inner Hearth Books just released “The Sophisticated Savage,” an anthropological memoir by Carla Seidl (06-08). The story is about the author who traveled to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, met and fell in love with a surfer named Fredy who told her he had been a cannibal in the Amazon jungle. Several years later she returned to the islands to investigate Fredy’s life story and travel with him to the jungle to find his family. This is Seidl’s first book. She is currently preparing for another tour of Peace Corps service in Togo. bOTSWANA An essay by Bronwyn Mitchell (9496) of Baltimore was selected to be published in an anthology compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics. The anthology is called “Thoreau’s Legacy: American Stories About Global Warming.” bULGARIA Photographer Betsy Sergeant Snow (97-99) has fleshed out her resume since returning from the Peace Corps. In 2003, Snow won a first place award in the Sierra Club/East Bay Chapter photo contest. In 2004, her photography appeared in a guidebook about Bulgaria published in France. In 2005, Snow’s work was featured in the International Peace Corps calendar. She also had her piece “Piercing Warmth” selected for the cover of DePaul University’s Poetry East that year. Additionally, Snow exhibits her photographs from Bulgaria and San Francisco at City Art Gallery in the Mission District of San Francisco. 2 Fall 2009 bURKINA FASO The Camden County College in New Jersey awarded dr. J. Mark Powell (73-77) of Madison, Wis., with its 2009 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Powell is an international expert in agronomy; is a member or advisor for a number of national and international entities; has edited or reviewed for 10 international scientific journals; has published countless articles, book chapters, monographs and technical bulletins; and has presented more than 130 scholarly papers at national and international professional meetings. He is currently a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin Madison and serves as a research soil scientist for the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. CAPE VERDE Sam Weeks (06-08) has received a $25,000 Ambassadorial Scholarship from the Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire district of Rotary International. Currently a translator for Medical Care Development International in Maryland, Weeks will spend the next three years conducting a research project about how culture is constructed in a city of the diaspora and helping Cape Verdean youth with an oral history project. CHILE Juana Bordas (64-66) was named the 2009 Unique Woman of Colorado, which recognizes those whose work has benefited women and girls in Colorado. Bordas co-founded the Mi Casa Women’s Center, served as the first president and chief executive of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, and founded the Circle of Latina Leadership. She is the author of “Salsa, Soul and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age,” which received a 2008 Latino International Leadership Award. COSTA RICA Fabio e. angell (92-94) recently became the new economic director for the city of Del Rio, Tex. In his new position, Angell will be in charge of coordinating programs and plans related to business expansion and retention in the city. Though he has been visiting Del Rio as a tourist since 2001, Angell only recently became a permanent resident in the city. COTE D’IVOIRE President Barack Obama nominated anne Ferro as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the Department of Transportation. Ferro has extensive experience in driver and vehicle safety and is currently the president of the Maryland Motor Truck Association. She also serves on many committees related to freight planning, highway safety and transportation funding. She served as Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administrator between 1997 and 2003. In 2008 she was selected as Maryland’s Port Woman of the Year. FIJI Former U.S. Congressman Christopher Shays and Betsi Shays (68-70), a leader in international education, were recently honored at the One To World Fulbright Awards Dinner, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to international

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WorldView Magazine - Fall 2009

WorldView Magazine - Fall 2009
President's Letter
Your Turn
Are You Connected Yet? Join Africa Rural Connect
Group News Highlights
Why Investment in Health Is Critical Now
New Hope and Lessons from Rwanda
Turning a Blind Eye
A Question of Capacity
When Water and Sanitation Are a Priority
Could “Peace Care” Lessen the Global Burden of Disease?
One, Two, Three
Translating International Health to Health Care at Home
Turning Tragedy to Opportunity
Costa Rica: Finding My Religion
St. Lucia: Learning about Hunger
Seven Dusty Notebooks
Peace Corps Service 2.0
The Peace Corps Community Making a Difference
Community News
Advertiser Index

WorldView Magazine - Fall 2009