Former Peace Corps Members to Discuss Impact of Experience on 42nd Anniversary

An opportunity to hear first-hand of the impact the Peace Corps has made on the lives of at least four Laredoans will take center stage with a panel discussion scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Texas A&M International University's Western Hemispheric Trade Center room 116.

The event is planned in observance of the Peace Corps celebration of its 42nd anniversary this year. It is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include Dr. Phoebe Godfrey, assistant professor of sociology (Cameroon 1989 - 91); Norma Hannigan, nurse practitioner (Chile 1980 - 81); Dr. Terence P. Hannigan, director of Student Counseling Services (Chile 1980 - 81); and John Stabile, associate director of Computer and Telecommunication Services (Malaysia 1974 - 76). Dr. Jackie Jeffrey, assistant professor of anthropology, will be the master of ceremonies.

Any other community members who have also completed Peace Corps service are encouraged to attend.

For more information about the panel discussion, please contact Jessica Rocha at 326.2230, visit offices in the Student Center, room 124, or e-mail jrocha@tamiu.edu.

The Peace Corps sends young Americans to other countries with the goals of helping people in other countries meet the need for trained personnel, promoting a better understanding of Americans world-wide and promoting American understanding of the people of the world.

For more information about the Peace Corps, please visit www.peacecorps.gov or contact Viky García, director of Career Services at 326.2260, visit office in the Student Center, room 114 or e-mail vgarcia@tamiu.edu.

University office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu