April 7, 2003 - Maryland Returned Volunteers: RPCVs to host former Director Jack Vaughn at University of Maryland

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RPCVs to host former Director Jack Vaughn at University of Maryland





Read and comment on this Press Release from the Maryland Returned Volunteers about a special meeting they are co-hosting with the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland on Sunday, May 4. The Maryland Returned Volunteers are inviting RPCVs in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland to attend a "Peace Corps afternoon" that will include a talk by former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn on "the Peace Corps and American Diplomacy," an Advocacy Fair on issues like Global Warming, and a reception for Director Vaughn. Directions to the event are at the bottom of this page. Send an email to PeaceCorpsEvents@aol.com today to confirm your attendance on May 4 at:

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RPCVs to host former Director Jack Vaughn at University of Maryland

Last October, Maryland Returned Volunteers hosted their annual Peace Corps picnic and heard Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez talk to us about the "Peace Corps in the 21st Century."

On Sunday May 4, join the Maryland Returned Volunteers at the University of Maryland at their Baltimore County campus near BWI Airport when they and the Shriver Center co-sponsor a reception and talk by former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn who will speak to Returned Volunteers on "The Peace Corps and American Diplomacy."

If you served in the Peace Corps in the 1960's or 70's then you know who Jack Vaughn is. A prize fighter in his youth, Jack went on to become Ambassador to Colombia and Panama, Peace Corps Director after Sargent Shriver, President of Planned Parenthood, and Founder of Ecotrust, an NGO that has worked for the past 20 years to save rain forests in Central America. At 82 years of age, Jack is still as strong and vibrant as ever.

Enjoy a fascinating afternoon with an extraordinary man. Jack Vaughn accepts very few invitations to speak and has consented to speak to our group as a special favor while he is on the East Coast so this may be your only chance to meet and listen to this revealing talk on an inside view of the Peace Corps from one of the men who shaped it.

The program will start at 4 pm and run to 5 pm and afterwards Returned Volunteers will host an informal reception from 5 pm to 6 pm where you will have a chance to talk to Jack Vaughn and other Peace Corps legends one on one. RPCVs are encouraged to show up at 330 pm to visit the Advocacy Fair featuring different volunteer activities and advocacy issues.

Come and hear this Peace Corps Giant speak. The meeting will be held at the University of Maryland campus for Baltimore County which is located near BWI Airport. We'll be sending further directions after you send us an email confirming your attendance.

Send your RSVP and how many will be attending in your party to PeaceCorpsEvents@aol.com so we know how many to expect. Space is limited so please reserve early.

Detailed directions to the event are at the bottom of this page.
More about Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn



Read more about former Peace Corps Director Jack Vaughn at:

Jack Vaughn - Peace Corps Legend

Jack Hood Vaughn was born in Columbus, Montana in 1920, the son of Elijah H. (L.H. for short) and Blair (Cox) Vaughn. He attended the Albion Public Schools and graduated from Albion High School in 1939. While as a youth, Jack became interested in the sport of boxing, since his first name was the same as the famous boxer Jack Dempsey. Jack would spar with area boxers on the third floor of his fatherís building where a makeshift gymnasium was located. Jack won the Golden Gloves state championship, and for many years made his living as a professional boxer. He later served as the head boxing coach at the University of Michigan.

Internationally, Jack is most well known for being the second Director of the Peace Corps, beginning in 1966. In addition, he was U.S. Ambassador to Panama and Columbia, and the president of Planned Parenthood for many years. Other credits include director of the foreign language programs of Sesame Street, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Development Institute, U.S. Coordinator of the Alliance for Progress, and President of the Pierce Energy Corporation.

Jack currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and at 82 is definitely not retired, but is active as ever after a lifetime of exemplary public service. His calling card states, "Writer, consultant, environmentalist, and More things than you can shake a stick at." He currently is chairman of ECOTRUST in Portland, Oregon and travels to Central America several times a year.


Where is the UMBC Campus?



How to get to the University of Maryland Campus in Baltimore County.


Detailed Directions to Building 12 on the UMBC Campus



Here are directions on how to get to the University of Maryland Campus in Baltimore County.

Here is a Map of the Campus that you can print out.

To the main Campus: From the north, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville) or take Interstate 83 to the Baltimore Beltway (I - 695, west) and then take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.

From the south, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville); follow signs to UMBC.

Once you arrive at the campus, make a left onto Hilltop Circle and proceed to Hilltop Road where you will make a right.

Park in the student Parking Lot on your right. Parking is free on Sunday.

Walk straight ahead to the Engineering/Computer Science Building and go in the main entrance.

Signs will direct you to the auditorium and reception area.

Send your RSVP and how many will be attending in your party to PeaceCorpsEvents@aol.com so we know how many to expect. Space is limited so please reserve early.

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