October 21, 2005: Headlines: COS - Nepal: Daily O'Collegian: Former Peace Corps volunteer and OSU professor Marley Beem spoke about his experience in Nepal

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Former Peace Corps volunteer and OSU professor Marley Beem spoke about his experience in Nepal

 Former Peace Corps volunteer and OSU professor Marley Beem spoke about his experience in Nepal

“Being poor in America means you drive an old car,” Beem said. “It’s a nice experience to live without electricity and see the sun go down.”

Former Peace Corps volunteer and OSU professor Marley Beem spoke about his experience in Nepal

Peace Corps speaker lectures about travels

Jessica Rogers
Contributing Writer

Former Peace Corps volunteer and OSU professor Marley Beem spoke about his experience in Nepal to prospective students.

“It opened me up to learn about the rest of the world,” Beem said. “In America, we see other countries through the filter of the television, which is all about bad news.”

Students gathered at the Daily Grind in The Hideaway to gain a better understanding of the organization. Carissa Champlin, the campus recruiter for the Peace Corps, started Coffee Talks and invites experienced speakers as a way to inspire interested students.

Champlin said since OSU developed a recruiting office three years ago, the number of applicants has tripled. This past year, OSU had 26 nominees to the program. Nationwide, there are more than 7,000 volunteers serving in 138 host countries.

The Peace Corps recruiting office is sponsoring another chance for students to learn about the organization in November. Beem spoke specifically about his appointment in Nepal with the forestry branch. The Peace Corps gave him the opportunity to work with the community as a fish farmer. He said this experience guided him to a master’s degree in fish farming.

“There is a window of opportunity right after graduation before you become tied down to a job,” Beem said.

Beem said he found it to be a broadening experience and he loved the people there. Beem also talked about the differences across borders.

“Being poor in America means you drive an old car,” Beem said. “It’s a nice experience to live without electricity and see the sun go down.”

Sara Overby, a business management senior, was accepted to the program. Peace Corps appointed her to the small business development department in Guinea, West Africa.

“I didn’t want to get old and decide I didn’t do anything interesting in life,” Overby said. “I want to pursue adventure.”

Champlin said more people are becoming interested on campus because of the availability of a recruiter and office on campus. She said several professors have taken an interest in the program because of its service nature and invited her to speak to their classes.

“The campus recruiting office provides a connection for prospective volunteers to return volunteers, inspiring individuals who are a critical part of the recruiting effort,” Champlin said.

For more information, visit the Peace Corps office in 204 Wes Watkins Center.





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