September 22, 2008

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Adia Major (center) a former Peace Corps volunteer now in BGSU’s MACIE program, chats with Manuela Peña (left) of Rural Opportunities and Dr. Margaret Booth, EDFI.

Adia Major (center) a former Peace Corps volunteer now in BGSU's MACIE program, chats with Manuela Peña (left) of Rural Opportunities and Dr. Margaret Booth, EDFI.

Peace Corps Fellows to enrich campus life

When Dr. Margaret Zoller Booth returned from the Peace Corps in 1985, she felt that her experience teaching in Kenya helped shape her decision about what to do after completing a teaching job in Cleveland. Funding through the Peace Corps Fellows/USA program enabled her to pursue her graduate degree in education at Ohio University.

Through Booth’s efforts, BGSU was recently named a Fellows site and will provide financial assistance to help other returning volunteers obtain degrees in the BGSU Master of Arts in Cross-cultural and International Education (MACIE) program. The University becomes one of about 40 institutions across the country in the Peace Corps Fellows program, and one of only two now in Ohio—the other is the University of Cincinnati.

The Fellows/USA office works with participating universities to establish affiliations with foundations or other organizations to provide funding and to find grant support. It also offers numerous other types of assistance.


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