PC Week 2008
February 25 - March 3, 2008
School & Community Presentations - Feb. 23-24
Peace Corps Fellows and Tucson RPCV's made 55 presentations in colleges, schools, classrooms, and community settings, reaching approximately 1400 students, teachers and community members. Thanks to Jessico Risco for coordinating these presentations, and to all our presenters!
Peace Corps Week was officially recognized by Mayor George Walkup at City Council proceedings on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Governor Janet Napolitano further recognized Peace Corps Week in Arizona. Ben McDonald, PC Week 2007 Student Director, read the proclamation at Peace Corps Fair. We appreciate the assistantance of Representative Phil Lopes, RPCV Columbia, in organizing this recognition.
Peace Corps Fair - Feb. 27 - UA Student Union North Ballroom, 4-7 pm
Eighty-nine Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, AmeriCorps Members and volunteers assembled to share their Peace Corps Experiences with 300 registered participants. Every world area was represented. Participants included UA students (including journalism students who interviewed RPCV's), Girl Scouts, prospective Peace Corps volunteers, families and friends. It was an exciting event that celebrates Tucson's history of service world-wide. View Peace Corps Fair 2008 Photos courtesy of Ed Stiles.
Peace Corps Week Recruitment Events
Four Peace Corps recruitment events were held during the week for interested audiences.
Service Project - UA Cats in the Community Day - Sat. March 1
Twenty Peace Corps Fellows and friends participated in a complete makeover of Primavera Foundation facilities in Tucson. Primavera serves the diverse homeless population of Tucson.
Thanks to our Donors!
Graduate and Professional Student Council
Corporate Partnerships Grant
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
The Graduate College
Eller School of Public Administration and Policy
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
College of Education
Department of Anthropology
RPCV's of Southern Arizona
U.S. Peace Corps, LA Regional Office and the Office of Domestic Programs
Special Thanks to...
Student directors Chandra Almony and Becca Silverstein; graphic designer extraordinaire, Alina Campana; Alyssa Rosemartin, whose development efforts helped us achieve our goals; Ed Stiles, RPCV India and College of Engineering - who photographed the event; and all the committees and RPCVs, and UA Graduate College staff who made Peace Corps Fair a reality.