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Alumni to talk about Peace Corps experience


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.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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