December 29, 2003 - Kansas State: Marc Vinson to serve in Tanzania

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Marc Vinson to serve in Tanzania

Marc Vinson to serve in Tanzania

Peace Corps recruits K-State graduate to serve in Tanzania


A K-State graduate is leaving for Tanzania today on a two-year assignment with the Peace Corps.

Marc Vinson, who received a degree in secondary education and parks and resource management, will work with Tanzanian secondary schools to improve teaching methods in the field of science.

Previously, he worked for the Bureau of Land Management and taught at St. Mary's High School.

"I was attracted to the Peace Corps service by a desire to serve and help people and a desire to travel," Vinson said. "I also feel the Peace Corps will help me achieve self-actualization."

Kenneth Vinson, Marc's father, said he thinks Marc's disposition makes him perfect for the Peace Corps.

"He makes a good teacher," he said.

Marc's mother, Sharon, said she hates to see her son go so far away, but it will be the experience of a lifetime.

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