Mobile, Alabama, Native Selected For Peace Corps Service in Botswana

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Name: LoRen Burroughs

Hometown: Mobile, Alabama

College: University of South Alabama

Major: Professional health management

LoRen Burroughs, 25, of Mobile, Alabama, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Botswana on July 30 to begin training as a health and HIV/AIDS capacity building specialist. Burroughs will work at the community level to develop strategic plans to combat the rise of HIV/AIDS in her community. She will also address gaps in services, educate at-risk youth, and work with local nonprofits that focus on preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and mitigate the effects for those living or affected by the disease.

“I gravitated to the Peace Corps because of my devotion to public service,” Burroughs said. “Giving back is and has always been my life’s calling. It seemed only right.” Continue reading “Mobile, Alabama, Native Selected For Peace Corps Service in Botswana”

Angela Hamilton – Kentucky & Southern Indiana

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Name: Angela Hamilton
Country of Service: Dominican Republic, 2006-2009
Peace Corps Response: Guatemala, 2013-2014
Recruitment Territory: Kentucky, Southern Indiana Continue reading “Angela Hamilton – Kentucky & Southern Indiana”

Russell, Ky., Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in South Africa

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Katie Jo Horton, 27, of Russell, Ky., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for South Africa Jan. 23 to begin training as an HIV outreach volunteer. Horton will assist in starting and maintaining HIV/AIDS education and awareness programs.

“My desire to travel and help people influenced my decision to apply to Peace Corps,” she said. “The opportunity provides the chance to grow as a human being.”

Horton is the daughter of Rebecca Johnson and a 2003 graduate of Russell High School in Russell, Ky. She graduated from Berea College in 2008 and earned her master’s degree in public health from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky., in 2011.

“Attending Berea was probably the biggest influence,” Horton said. “It was a diverse campus with people from all nations, and just having time to get to know people and how they live their lives was very intriguing to me. It made me want to serve and continue learning.” Continue reading “Russell, Ky., Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in South Africa”