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Table of Contents

"I Know I Have Changed": Encounters with Zen in Japan

By Camelback to Timbuktu

The Seasons Come and Go:
Impressions of a Peace Corps Tenure in Ghana

Summerterm in Nepal:
More Than They Bargained for

To Russia, With Love

Learning Outside the Classroom: The FTAA Protests in Quebec City

"Yon ti dlo fret"
(A Little Cold Water)

Student Initiative

Memories of Afghanistan

Laurentians in the Peace Corps

SLU International Programs

Alumni Accomplishments

Class Notes

Magazine Cover

Laurentians in the Peace Corps

According to information supplied by the Peace Corps, St. Lawrence is tied for ninth among all small colleges and universities supplying volunteers in 2000-01. As of June 2001, indicates the Corps, the following St. Lawrence alumni were serving:

Christopher M. Burns '95 Ghana Forestry
Frederick H. Hobbs III '95 Paraguay Agriculture and Forestry Extension
Heather E. Patt '96 Madagascar Parks and Wildlife
Jennifer L. Martin '96 Vanuatu High School Science Teaching
Jeffrey M. Guillemette '98 The Philippines Community Services
Harald Knudsen '98 Estonia High School English Teaching
Michelle R. Alexander '98 Bulgaria Community Services
Abigail J. Stamm '99 Malawi Parks and Wildlife
Rebecca J. Watters '99 Mongolia Environmental Education
Jamie M. Olson '99 Haiti Agriculture and Forestry Extension
Tasha Hacker '99 Russia High School English Teaching
Catherine M. Banks '99 Bulgaria Primary Education/Teacher Training
Kathleen M. Barry '99 Ecuador Animal Husbandry
Shannon B. Cornelius '00 Ghana Community Services

According to information they gave their class reporter, these alumnae began Peace Corps service in Summer 2001:

Allison P. Mills '00 Benin English Teaching
Meredith A. O'Neil '00 Cameroon Community Health Education

And, last but not least:
Melissa A. Denchak '01 Caribbean or Latin America
Business Development (country to be assigned)

An article in the January 1965 St. Lawrence Bulletin, predecessor to this magazine, suggests that Laurentian loyalty to the Peace Corps is not a new phenomenon. The article, which covered Peace Corps director Sargent Shriver's address during a fall 1964 visit to campus, points out that St. Lawrence was "one of the most prolific producers of Peace corps volunteers among the nation's like-sized colleges and universities" and notes that 22 Laurentians were serving in 13 countries at the time.

Peace Corps regulations prevent the Corps from releasing names of current or former volunteers without their specific consent; we encourage alumni who have served in the Peace Corps to inform us, at