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1973: Margaret Riley served in Colombia in La Union, Narino and Pasto, Narino beginning in 1973
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Margaret Riley can be contacted at mrileyaasdeanddukededu
Country of Service: Colombia
Training Group: June, 1973
Cities you served in: La Union, Narino and Pasto, Narino
Arrival Year: 1973
Departure Year: 1975
Work Description: Extension Home Economist, University Professor
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I worked in private industry for a couple of years, then for the U.S. Dept. of
Labor for eight. Decided to return to grad school, got an MA and PhD from
Ohio University, and have been working in international education ever
since. Am now at Duke University where I'm Director and Assistant Dean for
Study Abroad. From 1978 until about 1987 I was very involved with the
RPCV movement, helping found what is now the NPCA. I've belonged to
RPCV groups in each community where I've lived and have been grateful for
the role they've played in helping me discover a new group of friends in each
community where I've lived.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
I wouldn't be where I am today if it hadn't been for Peace Corps.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone who sees my name and it rings a bell.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Hope you'll support your regional and country of service groups. Let's make
"RPCV" as well known an acronym as "VFW"!
Originally posted: September 4, 2001
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