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The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC commemorate

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington D.C. (RPCV/W) is a Washington-based non-pro t organization committed to the Peace Corps Third Goal: bringing the Peace Corps service back home. It was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1990 in the District of Columbia. With over 500 members and representing more than 2,500 returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Peace Corps sta , Peace Corps families and supporters in the greater Washington D.C. area, RPCV/W is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world. RPCV/W is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and governed by an elected board of directors. www.rpcvw.org

50 Years of the Peace Corps


Sunday, September 25, 2011 Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary


Dear Friends, On behalf of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C., we welcome you to the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Arlington Presentation and Walk of Flags. We are delighted to share this occasion with you. Today we re ect not only on the rst 50 years of the Peace Corps, but on the next 50. We honor half a century of building global friendships and cultural understanding, helping others help themselves, and bringing our service back home. Over 200,000 Volunteers have served in the Peace Corps; and our experiences have touched more lives across the world and within our communities than we will ever know. Countries represented in the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Walk of Flags Start time ~12:30pm

Tributes Thoughts about...


TheCYNTHIA ANN MYERSwindow to the worldwas FOR Peace Corps opens a 1941-1964: Cynthia for a dear sister I us. We miss her. Her spirit and likemany people.towent through that windowlives became President of in those of the Indian people on in our hearts and my country. Alejandro Toledo who knew her. Cynthia worked to improve human Former President of Peru conditions. Peace Corps India, Group 4 Its funny how small, seemingly insigni cant (1963-1965) TheFernando Sanchez, Executive Director of the Luis Peace Corps, I would learn, is a constant source of adapting. Foundation is my sel ess and Marina Orth Mark in man hardworking partner for deserving childrenHuthree Morocco (20052007) schools and helps keep the spirit of the Peace Corps What matters is a willingness to share, Maureen Orth ungrudgingly and without hesitation. (1965-1967) Colombia Kara Garbe Burkina Faso (20012004)

alive every day.

Walk of Flags

moments in our lives can take on such meaning later. Je Fearnside Honoring Peace Corps Colombia: 1961-1981, 2010 Kazakhstan (20022004)

-present; Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. In the Peace Corps, we present a di erent image of John F. America. The Peace Corps breaks down the Kennedy Anonymous PCV stereotypes and turns an American into a fellow Colombia (1963-1965) human being.
Robert Taft

In honor of RPCVs who incorporate the third goal into their lives to better their communities. Ive learned to love in a way more profound than Tamar and Jonathan Lechter Ive ever known before. Uzbekistan/Ukraine (2001-2003) Christina Luongo
Bolivia (20022004) I think Ive learned less about me and more about We human condition. the have always strongly believed in the Peace Corps mission and are proud of the dedication of Caroline Chambre all the volunteers. That especially includes our son Burkina Faso (20022004) In all these lessons, Im the student. Yet, according Corps serve on! to my job description, Im supposedThebe the Family to Souza teacher. April Simun In gratitude to Sarge who started it all and to the Moldova Domingo (20032005) people of Barrio Simon Bolivar in Santo I knew that I was making a di erence in their lives. Anonymous PCV Santo Domingo, What I didnt realize at the time was how signi cant Dominican Republic (1963-1965) of a di erence they were making in my life. Diana Schmidt Ukraine (20002001) The greatest hurdle [in deciding to join the Peace Corps] is often a mental one: stepping into the unknown and hoping to nd the strength, commitment, and exibility to see it through. Dillon Banerjee Cameroon (19941996) Author, So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps... What to Know Before You Go

To begin immediately lost since the founding of the Peace Corps. We honor the legacy of President John F. Albania Republic Madagascar Principe Senegal Malawi Kennedy, whoAnguillathe Peace East Timor being, as well as our rst director, Sargent signed Corps into following the ceremony.

We take this opportunity to re ect not only on what weve of ) Afghanistan Dominican (Republic gained, but Tempe/ Sao what weve

creating change, but motivating change in others. Beth Genovese Panama (20022004)

In honor of Tunisia and all Peace Corps Volunteers Tanzania (19631965) who served there. Former Governor of Ohio Mary Pendleton I realized that my work wasnt about directly Tunisia (1966-1968)

Kevin (Niger 07-09, Togo 09-10). May the Peace

Our have served and are serving there now. who lives, and certainly our perspectives, were changed forever. Mary Pendleton Ron Tschetter Tunisia (1966-1968) India (1964-1968) U.S. Ambassador to Moldova (1992-1995) 17th Director of the Peace Corps We learned to appreciate what we have as Americans, and how as global citizens we have a responsibility to others who are less fortunate. Nancy Tschetter India (19661968) I slowly began to realize that the best chance I had for success was simply to start with the question: How can I help? Steven Biedermann Republic of Kiribati (20022004

In honor of Moldova and all Peace Corps Volunteers

from whom I received so much.

... The Peace Corps

Seychelles Antigua & Malaysia Shriver, the visionary leader whoEcuador Peace Corps from the ground up. We honor built the Sierra Leone Barbuda gave their Salvador El lives in service to the ideals of the Peace Corps. We Mali the 280 Volunteers who To participate in the Peace Slovak RepubArgentina sacri ceEquatorial to our country and our global community. Malta are all humbled by their in service lic Armenia Guinea Marshall Corps Walk of Host Country Solomon Azerbaijan Eritrea Islands Flags, make your wayare the ag on entirely by volunteers. Throughout the planning process, we relied Todays events to being put Bahrain Islands Estonia Mauritania staging area on Memorial Drive. re BangladeshPeace Corps -patience, perseverance, cooperation, and rened in the upon the qualities that we Somalia Ethiopia Mauritius lentless optimism. Success meant listening to you, the RPCV community, about previous events and South Africa Barbados Fiji Mexico anniversaries, and we are grateful for your guidance. To all of these volunteers and mentors, thank you South Korea Belize Gabon Micronesia The walk will proceed across Sri Lanka The Gambia (Federal States for the Bridge and time and energy youveBenin given. the Memorial St. Kitts & Nevis Bolivia Georgia of ) nish just north of the Lincoln all Botswana St. Lucia Ghana Moldova We would also like to thank our sponsors, as well as the Peace Corps, the National Peace Corps St. Vincent and Brazil Grenada Project, the National Park Service and the Mongolia Memorial where there Fallen Peace Corps Volunteer Memorial and will be Association, the the Grenadines Bulgaria Caraicou Montserrat opportunities States Army, which manages the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Most of United for photos. Sudan Burkina Faso Guatemala Morocco all, we want to thank all of youBurundi here today to commemorate what we all have in common, for being Suriname Guinea Mozambique the Peace Corps. Swaziland Cambodia Guinea-Bissau Namibia Participants walking Tanzania Cameroon Guyana Nepal with country ags: Thailand Cape Verde Haiti Nicaragua Togo Central Africa Honduras Niger Sincerely, Tonga Republic Hungary Nigeria Flags will leave from Memorial Tunisia Chad India Niue Drive in alphabetical order. Turkey Chile Indonesia Oman Please check this list to know Turkmenistan China Iran Pakistan your ags order of departure. Colombia Jamaica Palau (Republic Turks and Chris Austin Kristina J. Owens Caicos Comoros Jordan of ) Plan to arrive promptly at the Kenya 2003-2005 Tuvalu Congo (Demo- Bolivia 2000-2002 Panama Kazakhstan ag staging area, as soon as RPCV/W President Uganda cratic Republic RPCV/W 50th Anniversary Event Manager Kenya Papua New the ceremony has nished. Ukraine of ) Kiribati Guinea Uruguay Congo (Repub- Kyrgyz RepubParaguay Uzbekistan lic of ) lic Peru Vanuatu Cook Islands Latvia Philippines Venezuela Costa Rica Lesotho Poland Yemen Cote dIvoire Liberia Romania Zambia Cyprus Libya Russia Zimbabwe Czech Republic Lithuania Rwanda Dominica Macedonia Samoa

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary


Dear Friends, On behalf of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C., we welcome you to the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Arlington Presentation and Walk of Flags. We are delighted to share this occasion with you. Today we re ect not only on the rst 50 years of the Peace Corps, but on the next 50. We honor half a century of building global friendships and cultural understanding, helping others help themselves, and bringing our service back home. Over 200,000 Volunteers have served in the Peace Corps; and our experiences have touched more lives across the world and within our communities than we will ever know. Countries represented in the Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Walk of Flags Start time ~12:30pm

Tributes Thoughts about...


TheCYNTHIA ANN MYERSwindow to the worldwas FOR Peace Corps opens a 1941-1964: Cynthia for a dear sister I us. We miss her. Her spirit and likemany people.towent through that windowlives became President of in those of the Indian people on in our hearts and my country. Alejandro Toledo who knew her. Cynthia worked to improve human Former President of Peru conditions. Peace Corps India, Group 4 Its funny how small, seemingly insigni cant (1963-1965) TheFernando Sanchez, Executive Director of the Luis Peace Corps, I would learn, is a constant source of adapting. Foundation is my sel ess and Marina Orth Mark in man hardworking partner for deserving childrenHuthree Morocco (20052007) schools and helps keep the spirit of the Peace Corps What matters is a willingness to share, Maureen Orth ungrudgingly and without hesitation. (1965-1967) Colombia Kara Garbe Burkina Faso (20012004)

alive every day.

Walk of Flags

moments in our lives can take on such meaning later. Je Fearnside Honoring Peace Corps Colombia: 1961-1981, 2010 Kazakhstan (20022004)

-present; Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. In the Peace Corps, we present a di erent image of John F. America. The Peace Corps breaks down the Kennedy Anonymous PCV stereotypes and turns an American into a fellow Colombia (1963-1965) human being.
Robert Taft

In honor of RPCVs who incorporate the third goal into their lives to better their communities. Ive learned to love in a way more profound than Tamar and Jonathan Lechter Ive ever known before. Uzbekistan/Ukraine (2001-2003) Christina Luongo
Bolivia (20022004) I think Ive learned less about me and more about We human condition. the have always strongly believed in the Peace Corps mission and are proud of the dedication of Caroline Chambre all the volunteers. That especially includes our son Burkina Faso (20022004) In all these lessons, Im the student. Yet, according Corps serve on! to my job description, Im supposedThebe the Family to Souza teacher. April Simun In gratitude to Sarge who started it all and to the Moldova Domingo (20032005) people of Barrio Simon Bolivar in Santo I knew that I was making a di erence in their lives. Anonymous PCV Santo Domingo, What I didnt realize at the time was how signi cant Dominican Republic (1963-1965) of a di erence they were making in my life. Diana Schmidt Ukraine (20002001) The greatest hurdle [in deciding to join the Peace Corps] is often a mental one: stepping into the unknown and hoping to nd the strength, commitment, and exibility to see it through. Dillon Banerjee Cameroon (19941996) Author, So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps... What to Know Before You Go

To begin immediately lost since the founding of the Peace Corps. We honor the legacy of President John F. Albania Republic Madagascar Principe Senegal Malawi Kennedy, whoAnguillathe Peace East Timor being, as well as our rst director, Sargent signed Corps into following the ceremony.

We take this opportunity to re ect not only on what weve of ) Afghanistan Dominican (Republic gained, but Tempe/ Sao what weve

creating change, but motivating change in others. Beth Genovese Panama (20022004)

In honor of Tunisia and all Peace Corps Volunteers Tanzania (19631965) who served there. Former Governor of Ohio Mary Pendleton I realized that my work wasnt about directly Tunisia (1966-1968)

Kevin (Niger 07-09, Togo 09-10). May the Peace

Our have served and are serving there now. who lives, and certainly our perspectives, were changed forever. Mary Pendleton Ron Tschetter Tunisia (1966-1968) India (1964-1968) U.S. Ambassador to Moldova (1992-1995) 17th Director of the Peace Corps We learned to appreciate what we have as Americans, and how as global citizens we have a responsibility to others who are less fortunate. Nancy Tschetter India (19661968) I slowly began to realize that the best chance I had for success was simply to start with the question: How can I help? Steven Biedermann Republic of Kiribati (20022004

In honor of Moldova and all Peace Corps Volunteers

from whom I received so much.

... The Peace Corps

Seychelles Antigua & Malaysia Shriver, the visionary leader whoEcuador Peace Corps from the ground up. We honor built the Sierra Leone Barbuda gave their Salvador El lives in service to the ideals of the Peace Corps. We Mali the 280 Volunteers who To participate in the Peace Slovak RepubArgentina sacri ceEquatorial to our country and our global community. Malta are all humbled by their in service lic Armenia Guinea Marshall Corps Walk of Host Country Solomon Azerbaijan Eritrea Islands Flags, make your wayare the ag on entirely by volunteers. Throughout the planning process, we relied Todays events to being put Bahrain Islands Estonia Mauritania staging area on Memorial Drive. re BangladeshPeace Corps -patience, perseverance, cooperation, and rened in the upon the qualities that we Somalia Ethiopia Mauritius lentless optimism. Success meant listening to you, the RPCV community, about previous events and South Africa Barbados Fiji Mexico anniversaries, and we are grateful for your guidance. To all of these volunteers and mentors, thank you South Korea Belize Gabon Micronesia The walk will proceed across Sri Lanka The Gambia (Federal States for the Bridge and time and energy youveBenin given. the Memorial St. Kitts & Nevis Bolivia Georgia of ) nish just north of the Lincoln all Botswana St. Lucia Ghana Moldova We would also like to thank our sponsors, as well as the Peace Corps, the National Peace Corps St. Vincent and Brazil Grenada Project, the National Park Service and the Mongolia Memorial where there Fallen Peace Corps Volunteer Memorial and will be Association, the the Grenadines Bulgaria Caraicou Montserrat opportunities States Army, which manages the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Most of United for photos. Sudan Burkina Faso Guatemala Morocco all, we want to thank all of youBurundi here today to commemorate what we all have in common, for being Suriname Guinea Mozambique the Peace Corps. Swaziland Cambodia Guinea-Bissau Namibia Participants walking Tanzania Cameroon Guyana Nepal with country ags: Thailand Cape Verde Haiti Nicaragua Togo Central Africa Honduras Niger Sincerely, Tonga Republic Hungary Nigeria Flags will leave from Memorial Tunisia Chad India Niue Drive in alphabetical order. Turkey Chile Indonesia Oman Please check this list to know Turkmenistan China Iran Pakistan your ags order of departure. Colombia Jamaica Palau (Republic Turks and Chris Austin Kristina J. Owens Caicos Comoros Jordan of ) Plan to arrive promptly at the Kenya 2003-2005 Tuvalu Congo (Demo- Bolivia 2000-2002 Panama Kazakhstan ag staging area, as soon as RPCV/W President Uganda cratic Republic RPCV/W 50th Anniversary Event Manager Kenya Papua New the ceremony has nished. Ukraine of ) Kiribati Guinea Uruguay Congo (Repub- Kyrgyz RepubParaguay Uzbekistan lic of ) lic Peru Vanuatu Cook Islands Latvia Philippines Venezuela Costa Rica Lesotho Poland Yemen Cote dIvoire Liberia Romania Zambia Cyprus Libya Russia Zimbabwe Czech Republic Lithuania Rwanda Dominica Macedonia Samoa

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Speaker Biographies

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Program
Instrumental Prologue - Halley Shoenberg & Aaron Myers National Anthem and Honor Guard Welcome - Maureen Orth Aaron Williams Kyle Chow Pamela Cameron Duke Ellington School of the Arts Chris Austin & Kevin Quigley Al Guskin Maeve Kennedy McKean & Joseph P. Kennedy III Caitlin Givens Vice President of Liberia Joseph N. Boakai Duke Ellington School of the Arts Senator Chris Dodd Walk of Flags

Maureen Orth Ms. Orth is an award winning journalist, author and a Special Correspondent for Vanity 50 Magazine. She Congratulations on 50 years Congratulations on Fair years began her career as the third woman writer at Newsweek, became a Senior Editor for New York and New of encouraging peace of encouraging peace West Magazines, a correspondent for NBC News and has also written for the New York Times, the Washington throughout the world throughout the world Post, the Wall Street Journal Magazine and Vogue among others. In the sixties she served as a Peace Corps community development volunteer in Medellin, Colombia, where she helped build a school named for her, Escuela Marina Orth. Today the Marina Orth Foundation has brought a unique public-private partnership Thank three schools in the Medellin area, including Escuela you to the thousands ofchildren are able Thank Marina Orth, where 1200 volunteers program to you to the thousands of volunteers for your service and commitment. for your service and commitment. to have their own laptop computers, learn English and practice leadership skills. Ms. Orth is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she currently serves as a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. Linden Resources joins your eorts in Linden Resources joins your eorts in She received her masters degree in journalism and documentary lm from UCLA. For the Peace Corps 50th helping individuals build better lives helping individuals build better lives anniversary she has raised the money and produced a series of short videofor people by expanding employment postcards showcasing the by expanding employment for people with disabilities. with disabilities. work of volunteers past and present, worldwide. Aaron Williams Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1967-1970. After Peace Corps, he coordinated minority recruitment for the Peace Corps in Chicago. His career has focused on international development, including positions such as Vice President for 750 South 23rd Street 750 South 23rd Street International Business Development with RTI International, Senior Manager at USAID, where he attained the Arlington, VA 22202 Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: 703.521.4441 Phone: 703.521.4441 rank of Career Minister in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, and Executive Vice President of the International www.Linden.org www.Linden.org Youth Foundation. In 2009 he was sworn in as the eighteenth Director of the Peace Corps and only the Printing to have served Assembly Fulllment Copying Printing Copying Fulllment fourth directorDistribution Mailing Handas a Peace Corps Volunteer.Warehousing Distribution Mailing Hand AssemblyWorkforce Solutions Warehousing Conference Support Workforce Solutions Conference Support Kyle William Chow Congratulations on 50 years Congratulations on 50 years Mr. Chow was born on March 9, 1990, the youngest of three brothers; Daniel and Joseph. His brother Joseph served in Kenya from 2007 to 2008 and Tanzania from 2008 until his death in September 2009. Kyle of encouraging peace of encouraging peace graduated from Fordham Preparatory School (08) and is currently enrolled in Georgetown University in throughout the world throughout Service, 2012). Washington, D.C., majoring in International Political Economic (School of Foreignthe world He is the captain of the Hoyas Swimming and Diving Team.

and then extendedjoins your eorts in from 2005 until his death in September your eortsMs. Cameron also has a his service to Mali of 2006. in Linden Resources Linden Resources joins daughter, Danielle Butkiewicz, and a granddaughter, Taylor,helpingwas born on Matthews birthday in 2009. She who individuals build better lives helping individuals build better lives by expanding employment for people by expanding employment for people is married to George Cameron, Matthews stepfather. She is currently a trial attorney at a small law rm in the Newwith disabilities. Haven, Connecticut area. Since 2008, Ms. Cameron haswith disabilities. of the Central Connecticut Chapter been co-leader of the Compassionate Friends, an international support group for parents who have lost children. Chris Austin Mr. Austin was recently elected President of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. (RPCV/W), succeedingStreet former RPCV/W President Tamar Lechter. 750 South 23rd Street the Peace Corps in Kenya Chris served in 750 South 23rd Arlington, a 22202 Arlington, VA 22202 from 2003-2005 as VAHealth Education Resource Volunteer. Chris is the Legislative Director for Congressman Phone: John Garamendi 703.521.4441 of California. Congressman Garamendi served Phone: 703.521.4441 Corps with his wife Patricia in the Peace www.Linden.org www.Linden.org Garamendi in Ethiopia from 1966-1968. Chris holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Missouri, and Printing Copying Printing Copying Mailing is currently pursuing Mailing Handof Public Administration from American University,Hand AssemblyWorkforce Solutions a Masters Assembly Fulllment part-time. Fulllment Warehousing Distribution Conference Support Workforce Solutions Warehousing Distribution Conference Support

Thank you to the thousands of volunteers Thank you to the thousands of volunteers Pamela Levin Cameron for your service and of Peace Corps for your Matthew served in Chad from Ms. Cameron is the mother commitment. Volunteer, Matthew Costa.service and commitment. 2003-2005

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Speaker Biographies

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Program
Instrumental Prologue - Halley Shoenberg & Aaron Myers National Anthem and Honor Guard Welcome - Maureen Orth Aaron Williams Kyle Chow Pamela Cameron Duke Ellington School of the Arts Chris Austin & Kevin Quigley Al Guskin Maeve Kennedy McKean & Joseph P. Kennedy III Caitlin Givens Vice President of Liberia Joseph N. Boakai Duke Ellington School of the Arts Senator Chris Dodd Walk of Flags

Maureen Orth Ms. Orth is an award winning journalist, author and a Special Correspondent for Vanity 50 Magazine. She Congratulations on 50 years Congratulations on Fair years began her career as the third woman writer at Newsweek, became a Senior Editor for New York and New of encouraging peace of encouraging peace West Magazines, a correspondent for NBC News and has also written for the New York Times, the Washington throughout the world throughout the world Post, the Wall Street Journal Magazine and Vogue among others. In the sixties she served as a Peace Corps community development volunteer in Medellin, Colombia, where she helped build a school named for her, Escuela Marina Orth. Today the Marina Orth Foundation has brought a unique public-private partnership Thank three schools in the Medellin area, including Escuela you to the thousands ofchildren are able Thank Marina Orth, where 1200 volunteers program to you to the thousands of volunteers for your service and commitment. for your service and commitment. to have their own laptop computers, learn English and practice leadership skills. Ms. Orth is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she currently serves as a trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation. Linden Resources joins your eorts in Linden Resources joins your eorts in She received her masters degree in journalism and documentary lm from UCLA. For the Peace Corps 50th helping individuals build better lives helping individuals build better lives anniversary she has raised the money and produced a series of short videofor people by expanding employment for people by expanding employment postcards showcasing the with disabilities. with disabilities. work of volunteers past and present, worldwide. Aaron Williams Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic from 1967-1970. After Peace Corps, he coordinated minority recruitment for the Peace Corps in Chicago. His career has focused on international development, including positions such as Vice President for 750 South 23rd Street 750 South 23rd Street International Business Development with RTI International, Senior Manager at USAID, where he attained the Arlington, VA 22202 Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: 703.521.4441 Phone: 703.521.4441 rank of Career Minister in the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, and Executive Vice President of the International www.Linden.org www.Linden.org Youth Foundation. In 2009 he was sworn in as the eighteenth Director of the Peace Corps and only the Printing to have served Assembly Fulllment Copying Printing Copying Fulllment fourth directorDistribution Mailing Handas a Peace Corps Volunteer.Warehousing Distribution Mailing Hand AssemblyWorkforce Solutions Warehousing Conference Support Workforce Solutions Conference Support Kyle William Chow Congratulations on 50 years Congratulations on 50 years Mr. Chow was born on March 9, 1990, the youngest of three brothers; Daniel and Joseph. His brother Joseph served in Kenya from 2007 to 2008 and Tanzania from 2008 until his death in September 2009. Kyle of encouraging peace of encouraging peace graduated from Fordham Preparatory School (08) and is currently enrolled in Georgetown University in throughout the world throughout Service, 2012). Washington, D.C., majoring in International Political Economic (School of Foreignthe world He is the captain of the Hoyas Swimming and Diving Team.

and then extendedjoins your eorts in from 2005 until his death in September your eortsMs. Cameron also has a his service to Mali of 2006. in Linden Resources Linden Resources joins daughter, Danielle Butkiewicz, and a granddaughter, Taylor,helpingwas born on Matthews birthday in 2009. She who individuals build better lives helping individuals build better lives by expanding employment for people by expanding employment for people is married to George Cameron, Matthews stepfather. She is currently a trial attorney at a small law rm in the Newwith disabilities. Haven, Connecticut area. Since 2008, Ms. Cameron haswith disabilities. of the Central Connecticut Chapter been co-leader of the Compassionate Friends, an international support group for parents who have lost children. Chris Austin Mr. Austin was recently elected President of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. (RPCV/W), succeedingStreet former RPCV/W President Tamar Lechter. 750 South 23rd Street the Peace Corps in Kenya Chris served in 750 South 23rd Arlington, a 22202 Arlington, VA 22202 from 2003-2005 as VAHealth Education Resource Volunteer. Chris is the Legislative Director for Congressman Phone: John Garamendi 703.521.4441 of California. Congressman Garamendi served Phone: 703.521.4441 Corps with his wife Patricia in the Peace www.Linden.org www.Linden.org Garamendi in Ethiopia from 1966-1968. Chris holds a B.A. in Geography from the University of Missouri, and Printing Copying Printing Copying Mailing is currently pursuing Mailing Handof Public Administration from American University,Hand AssemblyWorkforce Solutions a Masters Assembly Fulllment part-time. Fulllment Warehousing Distribution Conference Support Workforce Solutions Warehousing Distribution Conference Support

Thank you to the thousands of volunteers Thank you to the thousands of volunteers Pamela Levin Cameron for your service and of Peace Corps for your Matthew served in Chad from Ms. Cameron is the mother commitment. Volunteer, Matthew Costa.service and commitment. 2003-2005

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Kevin F. F. Quigley Dr. Quigley leads the National Peace Corps Associationwww.peacecorpsconnect.org, the national membership organization for individuals in uenced by the Peace Corps experience, whose mission is to foster peace through service, education and advocacy. In recent years, Quigley has worked to use the 50th anniversary to generate more resources for the Peace Corps and encourage the next generation of Volunteers. He is one of the architects of the Building Bridges and Service World Coalitions, which seeks to expand international service opportunities.

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Joseph N. Boakai Sr. Vice President of Liberia, Mr. Boakai was in uenced by Peace Corps Volunteers at an early age. Born in the remote village of Worsonga in the Foya District, Mr. Boakai came from humble conditions to pursue a 37-year career in business and government; including serving as Chief Executive O cer and the rst Liberian President Manager of the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation, Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Re nery Company, and Minister of Agriculture. A graduate of the University of Liberia where he studied Business Administration, Vice President Boakai has completed studies in Grain Storage and Marketing from Kansas State University. Christopher Dodd Senator Dodd, currently the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic village of Moncin from 1966-1968. After joining the US army reserve, Dodd served in the United States House of Representatives from 1974-1980 representing Connecticuts 2nd Congressional District. In 1980, he won a seat in the United States Senate and served ve terms. During his time in the Senate, Dodd was a major supporter of increasing and improving the Peace Corps and in 2010 was awarded the Peace Corps Champion Award by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC.

Special Thanks

Al Guskin Arlington National Cemetery An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Mr. Guskin, was a leader of the Americans Committed to World Responsibility, the student group credited with inspiring President Kennedy to move forward with establishing the Peace Corps. In 1961 he joined the Peace Corps sta in Washington, DC and in 1962, Mr. Guskin and his former wife Judith joined the Peace Corps as VolunteersPeace Corps to go to Thailand. In 1964, after his Peace Corps in the rst group service, Mr. Guskin was one of the founding sta members of VISTA, the domestic Peace Corps. He was VISTAs rst Director of Selection and then led a poverty program for migrant farm workers in Florida. Mr. Guskin went on National Peace Corps Association to receive a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan and pursued a life in academia, including serving as chancellor of Antioch University. Currently at age 74, Mr. Guskin is a Distinguished University Professor in Antioch Universitys innovative Ph.D. Program in Leadership and Change.

Chelsea and Donna Mack

Fallen Peace Corps Volunteer Memorial Project Caitlin Givens Ms. Givens served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2007-2009 in the Sahel Desert of northeastern Senegal. Before joining the Peace Corps, Caitlin earned a B.A. in Sustainable Human Development and Dance at Skidmore Country of Service Population and College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and a Masters degree in RPCV groups Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After Peace Corps, Caitlin returned to the U.S. to become a certi ed nurse midwife. She currently works as a certi ed birth doula while pursuing her studies at Georgetowns graduate Maureen Peace nursing program. Caitlin is the winner of the ReturnedOrth Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. essay contest and will be presenting her winning essay today. Mike Wolfson Maeve Kennedy McKean Ms. McKean is granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy. Maeve is the rst member of her family to serve in the Peace Corps. She served as an English teacher in Mozambique. Maeve currently works at the U.S. Department Ken Hill of Health and Human Services as a Senior Advisor in the O ce of Global A airs. Maeve graduated from Georgetown University where she received a joint degree from Georgetown Law as well as a Masters Degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service. After law school she spent a year as a legal fellow through Donald Wilson Georgetowns Womens Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program working to secure reproductive rights for HIV-positive women.
Joe Kennedy Rivka Deustch, Liz Kane , Katie Cook, Jennifer Massachusetts. Before becoming a Mr. Kennedy is an Assistant District Attorney serving Middlesex County,Me ert, Jessica prosecutor, Joe attended Harvard Law School, where he served Rico, Deja Love, student-run pro-bono law Benton Cooney, Chris Robinson, Natalie on the board of a Sarah rm and co-founded a class at a Boston public school dedicated to helping at-risk youth. Joe served in the Sahr, Sarah Stewart, Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 2004-2006, where he helped create a community-led ecotourism business. The rst of its kindRenetta Boyd, Jesse Bailey, Caroline Barrett national park as an economic in the Dominican Republic, the business used a engine for a rural community by reinvesting entrance fees back into the local community. Before departing for the Dominican Republic, Joe worked at the United Nations Development Program with the Millennium RPCV/W 50th Committee volunteers Development Secretariat, a UN commission dedicated to eradicating poverty.

Performer Biographies
Duke Ellington School of the Arts The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a unique partnership of arts and education institutions in Washington, DC. Supported by The Ellington Fund, Duke Ellington is a vital community resource that contributes to the growth and development of arts activity throughout the District of Columbia. The show choir has performed around the world and for former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They have also received the honor of performing at President Barack Obamas inauguration. Halley Shoenberg Ms. Shoenberg is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who plays clarinet, saxophone and ute, and whose style is collected from several sources of jazz, theatre and popular music. In addition to being the leader of her own Halley Shoenberg Jazz Octet, Quartet and Trio, she performs and has recorded with the Tom Cunningham (swing) Orchestra, the James Bazen (modern-style) Big Band, the La Salle (1920s and 30s jazz) Dance Orchestra and the Bitter Dose (gypsy jazz) Combo. Halley has produced two CD releases, Love Goes Round and Someday, which include several of her original compositions. Aaron Myers Mr. Myers is an accomplished pianist who started playing the piano at the age of 3 and opened for an event, with 15,000 people in attendance, at the age of 13. He served in the United States Army where he was the Brigade Minister of Music. After leaving the Military Aaron broadened his artistic horizon by attending Navarro College and majoring in Theatre. He is currently the vocal lead/pianist for the Black Fox Ensemble and resident artist at the Black Fox Lounge, located on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC. Aaron is also the Minister of Music at Covenant Baptist UCC, Washington, DC.

RPCV/W 50th Committee Chairs Jason Smith, Laara Manler,

United States Armed Forces and the National Parks Service

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary


Kevin F. F. Quigley Dr. Quigley leads the National Peace Corps Associationwww.peacecorpsconnect.org, the national membership organization for individuals in uenced by the Peace Corps experience, whose mission is to foster peace through service, education and advocacy. In recent years, Quigley has worked to use the 50th anniversary to generate more resources for the Peace Corps and encourage the next generation of Volunteers. He is one of the architects of the Building Bridges and Service World Coalitions, which seeks to expand international service opportunities.

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary


Joseph N. Boakai Sr. Vice President of Liberia, Mr. Boakai was in uenced by Peace Corps Volunteers at an early age. Born in the remote village of Worsonga in the Foya District, Mr. Boakai came from humble conditions to pursue a 37-year career in business and government; including serving as Chief Executive O cer and the rst Liberian President Manager of the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation, Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Re nery Company, and Minister of Agriculture. A graduate of the University of Liberia where he studied Business Administration, Vice President Boakai has completed studies in Grain Storage and Marketing from Kansas State University. Christopher Dodd Senator Dodd, currently the head of the Motion Picture Association of America, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic village of Moncin from 1966-1968. After joining the US army reserve, Dodd served in the United States House of Representatives from 1974-1980 representing Connecticuts 2nd Congressional District. In 1980, he won a seat in the United States Senate and served ve terms. During his time in the Senate, Dodd was a major supporter of increasing and improving the Peace Corps and in 2010 was awarded the Peace Corps Champion Award by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC.

Special Thanks

Al Guskin Arlington National Cemetery An alumnus of the University of Michigan, Mr. Guskin, was a leader of the Americans Committed to World Responsibility, the student group credited with inspiring President Kennedy to move forward with establishing the Peace Corps. In 1961 he joined the Peace Corps sta in Washington, DC and in 1962, Mr. Guskin and his former Peace Corps wife Judith joined the Peace Corps as Volunteers in the rst group to go to Thailand. In 1964, after his Peace Corps service, Mr. Guskin was one of the founding sta members of VISTA, the domestic Peace Corps. He was VISTAs rst Director of Selection and then led a poverty program for migrant farm workers in Florida. Mr. Guskin went on National Peace Corps Association to receive a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan and pursued a life in academia, including serving as chancellor of Antioch University. Currently at age 74, Mr. Guskin is a Distinguished University Professor in Antioch Universitys innovative Ph.D. Program in Leadership and Change.

Chelsea and Donna Mack

Fallen Peace Corps Volunteer Memorial Project Caitlin Givens Ms. Givens served as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2007-2009 in the Sahel Desert of northeastern Senegal. Before joining the Peace Corps, Caitlin earned a B.A. in Sustainable Human Development and Dance at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Country of Service RPCV groups a Masters degree in Population and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. After Peace Corps, Caitlin returned to the U.S. to become a certi ed nurse midwife. She currently works as a certi ed birth doula while pursuing her studies at Georgetowns graduate Maureen Orth nursing program. Caitlin is the winner of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, D.C. essay contest and will be presenting her winning essay today. Mike Wolfson Maeve Kennedy McKean Ms. McKean is granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy. Maeve is the rst member of her family to serve in the Peace Corps. She served as an English teacher in Mozambique. Maeve currently works at the U.S. Department Ken Hill of Health and Human Services as a Senior Advisor in the O ce of Global A airs. Maeve graduated from Georgetown University where she received a joint degree from Georgetown Law as well as a Masters Degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service. After Wilson she spent a year as a legal fellow through Donald law school Georgetowns Womens Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program working to secure reproductive rights for HIV-positive women.
Joe Kennedy Rivka District Attorney serving Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Before becoming a Mr. Kennedy is an Assistant Deustch, Liz Kane , Katie Cook, Jennifer Me ert, Jessica prosecutor, Joe attended Harvard Law Chris Robinson, served on the board Love, Sarah Benton Cooney, School, where he Natalie Rico, Deja of a student-run pro-bono law rm and co-founded a class at a Boston public school dedicated to helping at-risk youth. Joe served in the Sahr, Sarah Stewart, Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 2004-2006, where he helped create a community-led ecotourism business. The rst of its kind in the Dominican Jesse Bailey, business used a national park as an economic Renetta Boyd, Republic, the Caroline Barrett engine for a rural community by reinvesting entrance fees back into the local community. Before departing for the Dominican Republic, Joe worked at the United Nations Development Program with the Millennium RPCV/W 50th Committee volunteers Development Secretariat, a UN commission dedicated to eradicating poverty.

Performer Biographies
Duke Ellington School of the Arts The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a unique partnership of arts and education institutions in Washington, DC. Supported by The Ellington Fund, Duke Ellington is a vital community resource that contributes to the growth and development of arts activity throughout the District of Columbia. The show choir has performed around the world and for former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. They have also received the honor of performing at President Barack Obamas inauguration. Halley Shoenberg Ms. Shoenberg is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who plays clarinet, saxophone and ute, and whose style is collected from several sources of jazz, theatre and popular music. In addition to being the leader of her own Halley Shoenberg Jazz Octet, Quartet and Trio, she performs and has recorded with the Tom Cunningham (swing) Orchestra, the James Bazen (modern-style) Big Band, the La Salle (1920s and 30s jazz) Dance Orchestra and the Bitter Dose (gypsy jazz) Combo. Halley has produced two CD releases, Love Goes Round and Someday, which include several of her original compositions. Aaron Myers Mr. Myers is an accomplished pianist who started playing the piano at the age of 3 and opened for an event, with 15,000 people in attendance, at the age of 13. He served in the United States Army where he was the Brigade Minister of Music. After leaving the Military Aaron broadened his artistic horizon by attending Navarro College and majoring in Theatre. He is currently the vocal lead/pianist for the Black Fox Ensemble and resident artist at the Black Fox Lounge, located on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC. Aaron is also the Minister of Music at Covenant Baptist UCC, Washington, DC.

RPCV/W 50th Committee Chairs Jason Smith, Laara Manler,

United States Armed Forces and the National Parks Service

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Guinea 2000 William DiDiego Daniel F. Ohl Kenya In the early hours of October 14, 1960, Presidential candidate John 1990 Cote dIvoire 2000 David Schae er Tanzania 1990 Lesotho Fitzgerald Kennedy arrivedJudith A. Pasmore campus of the University 2000 at the Ann Arbor of Jennifer Leah Rose locked in an electoral toss-up David John Edwards Namibia 1991 Malawi 2000 Michigan. Weeks away from election day and Natalie Waldinger Gloey Wiseman Bolivia 1991 Tanzania 2001 with his opponent, Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, Kennedy was touring Carlos Amador Susan Harding Cote dIvoire 1992 El Salvador 2001 a nal Wyatt Pillsbury Varina Rogers Malawithe country in 1992 push to counter Nixons e ective e ort to de ne him Tanzania 2001 Jang K. Lee William M. Nordmann Nepal as inexperienced, nave, and weak on the issue that de ned the race: the 1992 Uzbekistan 2001 on global Mary K. Johnson China rapidly escalating cold war Larisa Ja ecommunism. Zimbabwe 1993 2001 Karren Waid Togo 1993 Susan Fagan Ghana 2001 Michele Sylvester Senegal 1993 Elizabeth been Bowers Zambia 2002 Earlier that year, a U.S. spy plane had Rachelshot down over Soviet air space; Layne Pfa enberger Guatemala 1993 the U.S humiliated. Vice-President Nixon had recently Ronald McDearman Kenya 2002 its pilot captured, and Thomas Barakatt Western Samoa 1994 Zachary T. Merrill Mali 2003 met with Fidel1995 and been so R. Vaughan his Mali Castro alarmed by radical e orts to make Lucille Rose Raimondo Guatemala Meghan 2003 days from severing 2004 all government serve the poor that the U.S. was veEcuador Donald L. Weber Hungary 1995 Gregor V. Baker diplomatic and economic ties withL. Mosvick was under Andrew Shippee Cameroon 1995 Melissa Cuba. Kennedy Morocco tremendous 2004 that he would Je rey Orton Niger pressure to demonstrate Erik (Rik) Weiss be a calculating and forceful 1995 Philippines 2004 Swaziland 1996 Patricia Scatoloni Macedonia 2005 Laura Stedman commander-in-chief capable of aggressively meeting the Communist Madagascar In Michigan, his advisors gave the exhausted candidate a cautious, 1996 Wyatt Dean Ammon Zambia 2005 Nancy Coutu threat. Polandcarefully vetted statementTessa M. Horan 1996 Tonga reporters and 2006 Robert H. Lindstrom that would satisfy the student Honduras 1996 Justin W. Brady Mali 2006 Annika L. Rodriguez whoever else was still on campus at S. Costa 1996 Matthew 2 a.m. Mali 2006 Kyrstin Scharninghausen Namibia Lesotho 1997 Julia Cecele Campbell Philippines 2007 Jeremy A. Rolfs When Kennedy took the makeshift podium, he met 10,000 waiting students. As they cheered, he discarded his 1997 Marilyn W. Foss China 2007 Elizabeth V. Livingston Costa Rica Niger 1997 John Douglas Roberts 2007 Jeremiah delivered an extemporaneous foreign policy address in 381 words. It wasVanuatu by a challenge: notes and Mack de ned Dominican be doctors are Blythe Ann OSullivan Suriname 2007 Chad Nettesheim How many of you who are going to Republic 1997 willing to spend your days in Ghana? Cote dIvoire 1998 Catherine Saltwick Botswana 2008 Kevin Leveille Namibia 1998 Bertie Lee Murphy Belize 2008 Joie Kallison A few days later, Kennedy received his answer: a petition signed by 1,000 Michigan students who wanted Nepal 1998 Catherine Puzey Benin 2009 Timothy Simpson to serveBock country overseas. On Nov. 1, just days before the election, Kennedy gave a speech using Philippines 1998 Joseph L. Chow Tanzania 2009 Robert their received more thanKim of the termVictor Verloo for the rst time. He 1998 So-Youn 25,000 letters in response. As one 2009 Morocco Etienne Peace Corps Ukraine his rst presidential acts, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order that created the Peace Malawi 1998 Thomas C. Maresco Jr. Lesotho 2010 Kathryn MacGillivary 1998 Stephanie M. Chance Niger 2010 Karen When cially Corps. PhillipsCongress oGabon authorized the organization on Sep. 22, 1961, hundreds of Peace Corps Namibia in Ghana and Tanzania. Cannon Stamm 1999 China 2011 Helene J. Hill Volunteers were already serving Ukraine 1999 Julianne V. Amundson Jordan 2011 Brian S. Krow Justin Bhansali Guinea 2000

Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Thyne Jesse Patrick Margaret E. Schutzius Chad 1989

Donors O cial Corporate Sponsor Sargent Shriver Tribute to Robert Egret Business Solutions

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In-Kind Donors

code for doing something fast, and making it big and bold. With a politicians skill, a salesmans persistence, an idealists faith, and a cheerleaders pep, Sarge made Anniversary Sponsors people believe that anything was possible, and inspired them to action. Rosa Aaronson Julie Galbraith Carol Pei er
Henry Ambrose Ghana Caf

Ourismans Rockmont Chevrolet Tamar and Jonathan Lechter Sarah and Matt Sahr Management Systems International Corps to be a di erent kind of agencya Tiger From the start, he wanted the Peace White Maureen Orth place where ingenuity and results were valued over process. As Harris Wo Bell Flowers ord Mary Pendleton has said, to Shriver-ize something soon entered the Peace Corps vocabulary as The Souza Family

The day after his inauguration, when President Kennedy telephonedBest Buy his Friendship Sponsors brother-in-law Sargent Shriver and asked him to organize the Peace Corps, Food Stores Giant Chemonics International no one knew if the towering task could actually be accomplished. Linden Resources But Deloitte Local Sarge Tenant embraced the challenge as he embraced everything he did, with 16 Happy David McArthur boundless optimism, relentless energy, and irresistible charisma. IREX

And when we look back on what Sarge accomplished, its almost inconceivable: Chris Austin John Gibbons Pinkberry, Dupont Circle A whole new agency, with global scope, envisioned and assembled from scratch. Robinson Henry Berger Barbara Glomb Chris
Michel Bouchard Nathaniel Haft Eldy Quintanilla Roch By December 1961, the Peace Corps had sent more than 500 Volunteers to 9 countries. Brandon Roch and Nancy Bouse Kenneth Hill Today, 50 years later, more than 200,000 Volunteers have served in 139 countries Lawrence Roth Barbara C. Bryan Brooke Hopper worldwide ghting malaria in Senegal, engaging youth in Jordan, empowering women through microenterprise in Nitsa and Irving Schi man Capitol Hill Rotary Club Thailand, promoting computer literacy Elizabeth Jenkins-Jo e in Ukraine, and paying tribute to Sarges vision and idealism every day. Kathryn Scruggs Smyper Maureen Carroll Judith Katz and David Levine Reuben Snipper Delbert Conn II that, by living andPhillip Konkel Sarge understood working shoulder-to-shoulder among the people they serve, not only would Costco Wholesale Andrianne Konstas and Reid would be transformed Peace Corps Volunteers o er assistance in a direct and personal way, but theyCharlie Souvannavong themselves. RaeJean Stokes Liza Cushion Indeed, one of the Peace Corps greatest achievements is the impact its had back home, as Salvette Synecticsworld thousands of Americans bring theirCarol Kuhlmann and responsibility back to the United Statesfor as one sense of mission Patricia Davis Volunteer put it, The thing about the Peace Corps is it doesnt last two years: Bea Tijerina and David McArthur It lasts a lifetime. China Dickerson Arvis Layton Marc Tomik Ilsa Dickinson Amanda Leissoo Sargent Shrivers legacy shines in countless other arenas as well. After seeing the Peace Corps through its rst ve Terry Townsend Becky Diehl Marx Caf years, he led the charge in President Johnsons War on Poverty, creating Head Start, VISTA, the Job Corps, Foster Doug Trapp Sheila Dominguez Tim McCarthy Grandparents, and Legal Services for the Poor. He served as U.S. Ambassador Natacha Vacroux and Chris Meyers to France; advocated for those with Caitlin Dunn Vivian Morgan Mendez special needs through Special Olympics; and was a consummate public servant who never failed to answer his Irvin Varkonyi Jenny Eddy Erin Miller countrys call. Throughout, he remained the Peace Corps most irrepressible booster and greatest friend. Colleen Vaughn Keith Eisenstadt Karen Ne nger-Reiter Douglas Wells Charles Ericson As he once explained, Peace Corps Kristina J. Owens come to realize . . . that the world is a real community. Volunteers . . . have Judith Ann White John Evans Robert C. Owens

Nancy R. Pielemeier

When Kennedy encountered those screaming Michigan students at two in the morning, he articulated a vision of Americas power that transcended the metrics of its nuclear arsenal, gross domestic product, or strategic alliances. Kennedy recognized that if the United States government failed to channel the talents, goodwill and independent initiative of its people, it would squander a strategic asset that no country on Missing Walter Poirier 2001 earth could match. FortyBolivia before the internet, Kennedy had the clarity of vision to imagine a world years in which international relationships could be de ned not by treaty-certi ed friendships between states that were, for the moment, at peace, but by the genuine article, the bonds that exist between individuals, forged through common struggle, open communication, and resolute compassion.

They have learned that people can cross barriers of language and culture and customs. Theyve learned foreign Allison Francis Edwin Patout languages, yes, but more important they have learned to hear the voice of the human heart in any language.
Carol Popper Galaty Magaret M. Patterson

We miss his presence, but Sargent Shrivers spirit will live in our hearts forever.

Nothing carries the spirit of American idealism and expresses our hopes better and more e ectively to the far corners of the earth than such men and womenanxious to sacri ceaddress.enthe Peace Corps, Kennedy said in his nal State of the Union their And if the Peace Corps is not Kennedys greatest legacy, it is certainly his most astounding. John Fitzgerald ergies and time and toil to the cause of world peace Kennedy made the government of the United States the most e ective and e cient organization in the and in the most remote locations John for the express world at placing hundreds of thousands of people human progress. ~ on earthF. Kennedy, purpose of serving their country by serving the citizens of other countries. -- RPCVsMarch 1, 1961 of Washington, DC

we have, in this country, an immense reservoir of

Aaron S. Williams Director, Peace Corps

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Guinea 2000 William DiDiego Daniel F. Ohl Kenya In the early hours of October 14, 1960, Presidential candidate John 1990 Cote dIvoire 2000 David Schae er Tanzania 1990 Lesotho Fitzgerald Kennedy arrivedJudith A. Pasmore campus of the University 2000 at the Ann Arbor of Jennifer Leah Rose locked in an electoral toss-up David John Edwards Namibia 1991 Malawi 2000 Michigan. Weeks away from election day and Natalie Waldinger Gloey Wiseman Bolivia 1991 Tanzania 2001 with his opponent, Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, Kennedy was touring Carlos Amador Susan Harding Cote dIvoire 1992 El Salvador 2001 a nal Wyatt Pillsbury Varina Rogers Malawithe country in 1992 push to counter Nixons e ective e ort to de ne him Tanzania 2001 Jang K. Lee William M. Nordmann Nepal as inexperienced, nave, and weak on the issue that de ned the race: the 1992 Uzbekistan 2001 on global Mary K. Johnson China rapidly escalating cold war Larisa Ja ecommunism. Zimbabwe 1993 2001 Karren Waid Togo 1993 Susan Fagan Ghana 2001 Michele Sylvester Senegal 1993 Elizabeth been Bowers Zambia 2002 Earlier that year, a U.S. spy plane had Rachelshot down over Soviet air space; Layne Pfa enberger Guatemala 1993 the U.S humiliated. Vice-President Nixon had recently Ronald McDearman Kenya 2002 its pilot captured, and Thomas Barakatt Western Samoa 1994 Zachary T. Merrill Mali 2003 met with Fidel1995 and been so R. Vaughan his Mali Castro alarmed by radical e orts to make Lucille Rose Raimondo Guatemala Meghan 2003 days from severing 2004 all government serve the poor that the U.S. was veEcuador Donald L. Weber Hungary 1995 Gregor V. Baker diplomatic and economic ties withL. Mosvick was under Andrew Shippee Cameroon 1995 Melissa Cuba. Kennedy Morocco tremendous 2004 that he would Je rey Orton Niger pressure to demonstrate Erik (Rik) Weiss be a calculating and forceful 1995 Philippines 2004 Swaziland 1996 Patricia Scatoloni Macedonia 2005 Laura Stedman commander-in-chief capable of aggressively meeting the Communist Madagascar In Michigan, his advisors gave the exhausted candidate a cautious, 1996 Wyatt Dean Ammon Zambia 2005 Nancy Coutu threat. Polandcarefully vetted statementTessa M. Horan 1996 Tonga reporters and 2006 Robert H. Lindstrom that would satisfy the student Honduras 1996 Justin W. Brady Mali 2006 Annika L. Rodriguez whoever else was still on campus at S. Costa 1996 Matthew 2 a.m. Mali 2006 Kyrstin Scharninghausen Namibia Lesotho 1997 Julia Cecele Campbell Philippines 2007 Jeremy A. Rolfs When Kennedy took the makeshift podium, he met 10,000 waiting students. As they cheered, he discarded his 1997 Marilyn W. Foss China 2007 Elizabeth V. Livingston Costa Rica Niger 1997 John Douglas Roberts 2007 Jeremiah delivered an extemporaneous foreign policy address in 381 words. It wasVanuatu by a challenge: notes and Mack de ned Dominican be doctors are Blythe Ann OSullivan Suriname 2007 Chad Nettesheim How many of you who are going to Republic 1997 willing to spend your days in Ghana? Cote dIvoire 1998 Catherine Saltwick Botswana 2008 Kevin Leveille Namibia 1998 Bertie Lee Murphy Belize 2008 Joie Kallison A few days later, Kennedy received his answer: a petition signed by 1,000 Michigan students who wanted Nepal 1998 Catherine Puzey Benin 2009 Timothy Simpson to serveBock country overseas. On Nov. 1, just days before the election, Kennedy gave a speech using Philippines 1998 Joseph L. Chow Tanzania 2009 Robert their received more thanKim of the termVictor Verloo for the rst time. He 1998 So-Youn 25,000 letters in response. As one 2009 Morocco Etienne Peace Corps Ukraine his rst presidential acts, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order that created the Peace Malawi 1998 Thomas C. Maresco Jr. Lesotho 2010 Kathryn MacGillivary 1998 Stephanie M. Chance Niger 2010 Karen When cially Corps. PhillipsCongress oGabon authorized the organization on Sep. 22, 1961, hundreds of Peace Corps Namibia in Ghana and Tanzania. Cannon Stamm 1999 China 2011 Helene J. Hill Volunteers were already serving Ukraine 1999 Julianne V. Amundson Jordan 2011 Brian S. Krow Justin Bhansali Guinea 2000

Tribute to John Fitzgerald Kennedy Thyne Jesse Patrick Margaret E. Schutzius Chad 1989

Donors O cial Corporate Sponsor Sargent Shriver Tribute to Robert Egret Business Solutions

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary


In-Kind Donors

code for doing something fast, and making it big and bold. With a politicians skill, a salesmans persistence, an idealists faith, and a cheerleaders pep, Sarge made Anniversary Sponsors people believe that anything was possible, and inspired them to action. Rosa Aaronson Julie Galbraith Carol Pei er
Henry Ambrose Ghana Caf

Ourismans Rockmont Chevrolet Tamar and Jonathan Lechter Sarah and Matt Sahr Management Systems International Corps to be a di erent kind of agencya Tiger From the start, he wanted the Peace White Maureen Orth place where ingenuity and results were valued over process. As Harris Wo Bell Flowers ord Mary Pendleton has said, to Shriver-ize something soon entered the Peace Corps vocabulary as The Souza Family

The day after his inauguration, when President Kennedy telephonedBest Buy his Friendship Sponsors brother-in-law Sargent Shriver and asked him to organize the Peace Corps, Food Stores Giant Chemonics International no one knew if the towering task could actually be accomplished. Linden Resources But Deloitte Local Sarge Tenant embraced the challenge as he embraced everything he did, with 16 Happy David McArthur boundless optimism, relentless energy, and irresistible charisma. IREX

And when we look back on what Sarge accomplished, its almost inconceivable: Chris Austin John Gibbons Pinkberry, Dupont Circle A whole new agency, with global scope, envisioned and assembled from scratch. Robinson Henry Berger Barbara Glomb Chris
Michel Bouchard Nathaniel Haft Eldy Quintanilla Roch By December 1961, the Peace Corps had sent more than 500 Volunteers to 9 countries. Brandon Roch and Nancy Bouse Kenneth Hill Today, 50 years later, more than 200,000 Volunteers have served in 139 countries Lawrence Roth Barbara C. Bryan Brooke Hopper worldwide ghting malaria in Senegal, engaging youth in Jordan, empowering women through microenterprise in Nitsa and Irving Schi man Capitol Hill Rotary Club Thailand, promoting computer literacy Elizabeth Jenkins-Jo e in Ukraine, and paying tribute to Sarges vision and idealism every day. Kathryn Scruggs Smyper Maureen Carroll Judith Katz and David Levine Reuben Snipper Delbert Conn II that, by living andPhillip Konkel Sarge understood working shoulder-to-shoulder among the people they serve, not only would Costco Wholesale Andrianne Konstas and Reid would be transformed Peace Corps Volunteers o er assistance in a direct and personal way, but theyCharlie Souvannavong themselves. RaeJean Stokes Liza Cushion Indeed, one of the Peace Corps greatest achievements is the impact its had back home, as Salvette Synecticsworld thousands of Americans bring theirCarol Kuhlmann and responsibility back to the United Statesfor as one sense of mission Patricia Davis Volunteer put it, The thing about the Peace Corps is it doesnt last two years: Bea Tijerina and David McArthur It lasts a lifetime. China Dickerson Arvis Layton Marc Tomik Ilsa Dickinson Amanda Leissoo Sargent Shrivers legacy shines in countless other arenas as well. After seeing the Peace Corps through its rst ve Terry Townsend Becky Diehl Marx Caf years, he led the charge in President Johnsons War on Poverty, creating Head Start, VISTA, the Job Corps, Foster Doug Trapp Sheila Dominguez Tim McCarthy Grandparents, and Legal Services for the Poor. He served as U.S. Ambassador Natacha Vacroux and Chris Meyers to France; advocated for those with Caitlin Dunn Vivian Morgan Mendez special needs through Special Olympics; and was a consummate public servant who never failed to answer his Irvin Varkonyi Jenny Eddy Erin Miller countrys call. Throughout, he remained the Peace Corps most irrepressible booster and greatest friend. Colleen Vaughn Keith Eisenstadt Karen Ne nger-Reiter Douglas Wells Charles Ericson As he once explained, Peace Corps Kristina J. Owens come to realize . . . that the world is a real community. Volunteers . . . have Judith Ann White John Evans Robert C. Owens

Nancy R. Pielemeier

When Kennedy encountered those screaming Michigan students at two in the morning, he articulated a vision of Americas power that transcended the metrics of its nuclear arsenal, gross domestic product, or strategic alliances. Kennedy recognized that if the United States government failed to channel the talents, goodwill and independent initiative of its people, it would squander a strategic asset that no country on Missing Walter Poirier 2001 earth could match. FortyBolivia before the internet, Kennedy had the clarity of vision to imagine a world years in which international relationships could be de ned not by treaty-certi ed friendships between states that were, for the moment, at peace, but by the genuine article, the bonds that exist between individuals, forged through common struggle, open communication, and resolute compassion.

They have learned that people can cross barriers of language and culture and customs. Theyve learned foreign Allison Francis Edwin Patout languages, yes, but more important they have learned to hear the voice of the human heart in any language.
Carol Popper Galaty Magaret M. Patterson

We miss his presence, but Sargent Shrivers spirit will live in our hearts forever.

Nothing carries the spirit of American idealism and expresses our hopes better and more e ectively to the far corners of the earth than such men and womenanxious to sacri ceaddress.enthe Peace Corps, Kennedy said in his nal State of the Union their And if the Peace Corps is not Kennedys greatest legacy, it is certainly his most astounding. John Fitzgerald ergies and time and toil to the cause of world peace Kennedy made the government of the United States the most e ective and e cient organization in the and in the most remote locations John for the express world at placing hundreds of thousands of people human progress. ~ on earthF. Kennedy, purpose of serving their country by serving the citizens of other countries. -- RPCVsMarch 1, 1961 of Washington, DC

we have, in this country, an immense reservoir of

Aaron S. Williams Director, Peace Corps

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary

Peace Corps 50th Anniversary


John Davidson Steven Messer Linda Fink Rene C. Courtway Wilburn Johnson Gregory Baker Roderic Turner Linda Robinson Dennis D. Pfost Bethanne Bahler Denise Blake Denise Rosser Robert Parker Curtis Jacoby Gerald G. Robillard Robert A. Pastuszak Jacqueline Chezem Grace M. Russomanno Diane M. Fahey Harold R. Summers Cecil Perkins Barbara F. Christie Stephen W. Hamer Roy O. Prior Thomas M. Cronin H. Benjamin Gamber Francis Gavit Thomas L. Carpenter George Brad eld James E. Ho man Charles H. Pinney Stephen W. Malone Roseanne Provini Paul E. Johnson Robert E. Davis Richard L. Mulvihill June Cross Deborah Gardner Polly Zimmerman Louise A. Wolf Gary D. Wilcox Florence A. Krok Lester Gliessman Jerry Dean Bryan Christopher E. Luecke Richard Lee Kelly Robert D. Warren Christine M. Thompson Robert K. Jonas Robert L. McFate Dennis M. Stilson Robert H. Benson Robert Owens Debora G. White Eugene Galgas Ecuador Costa Rica Zaire Benin Senegal Dominican Republic Ethiopia Niger Peru Jamaica Afghanistan Cote dIvoire Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Zaire Cote dIvoire Costa Rica Liberia Liberia Benin E. Caribbean Benin Malaysia Honduras Philippines Kenya Honduras Sierra Leone Chile Liberia Malaysia E. Caribbean Honduras Guatemala Burkina Faso Cameroon Liberia Tonga Morocco Morocco Fiji Kenya Kenya Brazil Liberia Belize Honduras Ecuador Colombia Chile E. Caribbean Tonga Morocco Togo Ghana 1972 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 Timothy J. Matthews Lois Ann Lane Thomas D. Lockhart Lynne J. Masover Marian A. Baciewicz Mitchell D. Woodward Thomas C. LeSuer David Ira Rubin Diana P. Fillmore Theodore Cooper Harry Hushaw Philip Cyr Margaret Carmona Daniel Greenwald Brian K. Edens Janis Hyatt John Marshall Paul Chaljub Marshal C. Haggard Jeanne Corbin Darryl A. Adkins Bridgette D. McClellan Steven W. Presnal Robert R. Long Kimberly Morken Joseph G. Sheri Michael D. Wood Kathryn Crotty Diana L. Hess Terry J. Strong Mark T. Edstrand James Wood Shaun T. OBrien Mark A. Streb Jennifer L. Rubin Ronald Cecchini Charles Turner William J. Mathis, Jr. Peter H. Wolfe Lesa Sanftleben William Scha er John Wright Audrey Copeland Raymond Kruger Audrey Smith Joseph Teates Scott Glotfelty Danuta Kossowska Matthew Sherman Andrew E. Karrer Brenda Crawford Juanita Quiton Steven L. Butler Michelle Drabiski Dorothy Osborne Sierra Leone The Gambia Sierra Leone Fiji Ghana Ecuador Lesotho Micronesia Gabon Philippines Thailand Nepal Philippines Philippines Senegal Swaziland Mali Chile Nepal Jamaica Jamaica The Gambia Ecuador Liberia Botswana Micronesia Guatemala Mali Kenya Lesotho Niger Togo Philippines Niger Togo Thailand Philippines Zaire Guatemala Lesotho Nepal Ecuador Ecuador Morocco Philippines Guatemala Togo Thailand Honduras Micronesia Swaziland Swaziland Tunisia Paraguay Dominican Republic 1979 1979 1980 1980 1980 1980 1980 1980 1980 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1981 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1985 1985 1985 1985 1987 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1988 1989 1989

To honor the memory of the men and women who died in service as Peace Corps Volunteers
David Crozier Lawrence Radley David Mulholland Dale Swenson Nancy Boyd Philip Maggard Frederick Detjen Roger McManus Bruce McKeen Cynthia Myers Joy Darling Don Humphrey Stanley Kowalczyk Francis Kirking Gareth Simmons Robert Zech James Hughes John Parrott Johannes Vonfoerster James Driscoll Judith Corley Curtis Larson Peverly D. Kinsey William H. Olson Florice Barnum Paul L. Bond Gerald F. Flynn Troy M. Ross Thomas Hassett James Redmann Thomas A. Ashton Lowell E. Dunn Robert F. Weland Henry George Shine Diane Nitahara David Larson Dennis Pearson Marcia Pearson Rose Anne Crimmins William Reiser Bruce Gould James Stout, Jr. Peter Nelson Susan Traub John R. Blum Mark Raymaker Alexei Zbitno Salvador Vazquez John OBrien John Beckner Colombia Colombia Philippines Brazil Philippines Philippines Colombia Philippines Nepal India Bolivia Chile Nigeria Iran Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Ecuador Kenya Nigeria Togo Cameroon Ecuador Tanzania Ethiopia Togo Ecuador Ecuador Peru Nepal E. Caribbean Iran Thailand Nepal Nigeria Nigeria Dominican Republic Turkey Turkey India Ghana Philippines Morocco Iran Ethiopia India Tanzania El Salvador Colombia Fiji Malaysia 1962 1962 1962 1962 1963 1963 1963 1963 1964 1964 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1965 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 Virginia Zink Nigeria William J. Ackerman Colombia Thomas La ey Malawi India William Hellyer El Salvador Patrick J. OReilly Colombia Michael Kotzian India Henry G. Shuler Philippines Jeannette Sta ord Bolivia Sandra Smith Malaysia Susan Losiko Afghanistan Henry Farrar Swaziland Frederick A. Schwartz Liberia Susan Davey Liberia Marilyn McKay Liberia Martha Merrill Jamaica John L. Wills Micronesia David McCarthy Iran Judith Bosch Peru Gail L. Gross Peru Marie Clutterbuck Malaysia Daniel S. Jandorf Kenya Susan Rodgers David R. Bogenschneider Kenya Mauritius Paul Overholtzer Joseph Nonnemacker Micronesia Sierra Leone Ronald Kuhn Kenya Linda Manke Togo Terry Lawyer Ghana Kalman Hahn India Philip Holland Liberia Agatha Thornton Micronesia Ann Kenney Ecuador Richard Leahy Liberia Marsha Ragno Ghana Robert Whit eld Liberia Valerie Roberts Liberia Michael Periard Liberia James Henrietta Ecuador Craig Pollock Togo Dennis Ota Ecuador Robert Ritger Western Samoa Alan C. Banner Mauritius James O. Weeks Ethiopia James B. Ryan Uganda Louis W. Morton Iran William E. Challed Zaire Paul Spratt Kenya Elizabeth Aldrich Kenya William L. West Nepal Robert H. Lillig 1968 1968 1968 1968 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1970 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972 1972