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Alumni to talk about Peace Corps experience

2.20.2012

Tim ’07 and Becky Turnquist Moss ’08 will return to their alma mater on Friday, February 24, to share their story of serving in the Peace Corps after graduating from Illinois College. The convocation will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 6 of Kirby Learning Center.

The two of them served in the Peace Corps from 2009-2011 in Burkina Faso, Africa, working in the secondary education sector. Tim taught the students fundamental computer skills, and Becky taught sixth- and seventh-grade mathematics.

Aside from being teachers, their service focused on community development. They developed a method for making charcoal out of agricultural waste, and they also modernized their school by implementing electronic report cards.

After a highly successful tour in Africa they returned home and are now both employed at Caterpillar. Becky works as a chemist and Tim is a network associate.
 
This presentation is free and open to the public.
 

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