Saturday, September 15, 2012
UT HIRES NEW PEACE CORPS RECRUITER
The article, written by Jennifer Blake, says that the new recruiter, Amanda McRoy, joined the Peace Corps in 2009 & describes the experience as "the toughest job you'll ever love."
Ms. McCoy is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her undergraduate degree is in vocal performance & now she is enrolled in a master's program in speech pathology at UT Knoxville.
As a Peace Corps volunteer, Amanda McRoy worked for a period of 2 years in CAMEROON in Central Africa.
Commenting on her experience in Cameroon, Ms. McRoy says:
"You become such a global person. These global experiences open up your mind to all of what the world is...."
This information in Ms. Brake's article I found most fascinating. The University of Tennessee is the only institution of higher learning in our state to have a permanent Peace Corps recruiter on campus.
JFK would be proud!
JFK Greets Peace Corps Vols
The White House
August 28, 1961
Photo by Abbie Rowe
National Archives Image