Name: Riley Holkan
Hometown: Michigan City, Indiana
College: Ball State University
Riley Holkan, 23, of Michigan City, Indiana, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Namibia on August 16 to begin training as a secondary education science teacher. Holkan will work at the community level to teach science at the primary, secondary and high schools. He will also assist the schools in providing extra-curricular activities for students and work on community secondary projects.
“When I found out that I was accepted to the Peace Corps, I felt as if a huge weight was lifted off of my shoulders,” Holkan said. “During your senior year of college there is this immense pressure to have your life planned and to be ready to hit the ground running after graduation. I knew I wanted a unique experience, one that challenged me every day, rather than jumping right into graduate school coursework, thus I applied.” Continue reading “Michigan City, Indiana, Resident Selected For Peace Corps Service”