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”

Former Girl Scout finds similar values in Peace Corps

Schaeger_MacedoniaGwendolyn Schaefer, 23, of Hanson, Ky., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Macedonia Sept. 12 to begin training as an English education volunteer. Schaefer will live and work at the community level to make a difference providing formal and informal training and support to elementary school teachers in a co-teaching environment. She will work with co-teachers to model participatory methodologies, conduct workshops and provide classroom English language instruction.

“I decided to join the Peace Corps during my undergraduate career because as I studied international development I knew that I wanted to spend time before graduate school giving back to others and gaining practical experience in the field,” Schaefer said. Continue reading “Former Girl Scout finds similar values in Peace Corps”

Mount Sterling, Ky., resident begins Peace Corps service in Vanuatu

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Lynda Mae Wilson, 32, of Mount Sterling, Ky., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Vanuatu Jan. 23 to begin training as a health extension volunteer. Wilson will live and work at the community level to make a difference by raising awareness about health education, maternal and child health, and basic nutrition and sanitation.

“I love helping people and traveling, and I have always wanted to live in another country,” Wilson said. “The Peace Corps will allow me to learn more about myself and developing communities, and it will add international experience into my personal and professional toolkit.” Continue reading “Mount Sterling, Ky., resident begins Peace Corps service in Vanuatu”

Nicholasville, Ky., resident begins Peace Corps service in Nicaragua

Clinton Parker, 23, of Nicholasville, Ky., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Nicaragua Aug. 13 to begin training as an education volunteer. Parker will make a difference teaching conversational and content-based English and helping to train teachers.

“I was motivated by the opportunity to live in a new culture, speak a different language, and build relationships while simultaneously serving a community,” he said. Continue reading “Nicholasville, Ky., resident begins Peace Corps service in Nicaragua”

Cynthiana, Ky., resident begins Peace Corps service in Georgia

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Anthony Carelli, 26, of Cynthiana, Ky., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Georgia April 21 to begin training as an education volunteer. Carelli will make a difference living and working in a community teaching English as a second language.

“To help others, to travel, to grow as an individual, and the challenge attracted me to the Peace Corps,” Carelli said.

Carelli is the son of Dixie and Billy Joe Taylor and a 2005 graduate of Harrison County High School in Cynthiana, Ky. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in Lexington with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2010 and a master’s degree in secondary education. Continue reading “Cynthiana, Ky., resident begins Peace Corps service in Georgia”