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1972: Charles Shelan served in Korea in Geo-Chung beginning in 1972
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Charles Shelan can be contacted at cshelanaattbidcom
Country of Service: Korea
Training Group: K-25
Cities you served in: Geo-Chung
Arrival Year: 1972
Departure Year: 1974
Work Description: Middle School Teacher
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year,
My wife, Norma, and I trained in Chun Chun and were sent to small
town in Kyung Nam Provience for our 2 year service.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After we returned to the U.S., we both enrolled in graduate school at
the Univ. of Washington and earned our MSW degrees. Norma is a
full professor of sociology at St. Martin's College in Olympia, WA and
Charles is the executive director of Community Youth Services, a
comprehensive child welfare agency. We have one grown daughter,
Heather, who graduated from college in 2000 and taught English in
China for a year. She's now working in environmental research.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Peace Corps was the best and hardest all around experience in our
lives. It helped shape our view of the world and solidified the
direction of our careers.
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Originally posted: January 26, 2002
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