1969: Ruth Larimer (Cathcart) served in Iran in Tafresh beginning in 1969

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1969: Ruth Larimer (Cathcart) served in Iran in Tafresh beginning in 1969

1969: Ruth Larimer (Cathcart) served in Iran in Tafresh beginning in 1969

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Ruth Larimer (Cathcart) can be contacted at ruthlarimerasbcglobaldnet

Country of Service: Iran

Training Group: can't remember

Cities you served in: Tafresh

Arrival Year: 1969

Departure Year: 1971

Work Description:

Teaching high school and junior high school English (TEFL)

Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:


Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:

MATESOL, UCLA 1972, PhD in Education, UCBerkeley, 1983. Taught ESL in San Francisco 5 years, taught at U. Hawaii, San Jose State Univ., At the Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1985-present as a professor and dean. I have two children and live in Carmel Valley CA.

Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:

It really changed my life and cemented my plans to do something international with my life. I have had some wonderful experiences working at an international institution and meeting people from all over the world. The only sad thing is not having had a chance to return to Iran.

Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:

The Sintons, the Pekniks, anyone else from my group.

Originally posted: August 30, 2005

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