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1964: Paul Ator served in Morocco in PC/Morocco Office in Rabat beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul Ator can be contacted at jpaulatoramsndcom
Country of Service: Morocco
Training Group: M-I, II, III, IV and V (Served as PC/M staff officer)
Cities you served in: PC/Morocco Office in Rabat
Arrival Year: 1964 (after 9 months at PC Hqs in Washington/DC)
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: Associate PC Director; also often serving as Acting PC/M
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
During service in Morocco, also undertook PC Program Evaluation
mission to Turkey in 1965.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
After the Peace Corps, I completed 21 more years of foreign service/
international development assignments with USAID and the UN, with
long-term assignments with family in Jordan, Turkey and Jamaica as
well as 15 years at UN/FAO Hqs in Rome (during which I time I
undertook 61 project development/assistance/evaluation missions in
36 countries). All post-PC work was primarily in population programs
assisting colleges and universities in the integration of interrelated
demographic, environmental and resource conservation/management
considerations within their curriculum and extension training programs.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
My wife Ruth and I look back on our PC days as the most meaningful,
fulfilling and enjoyable of all our assignments.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Cathryn Goddard (PCV/Turkey in mid-60s); Paul Fine (PCV/Morocco,
M-II,1965); Dr Mel Thorne, PC/Morocco physician 1963-65.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Continue to support and promote the growth and improvement of PC
goals and programs worldwide, including the better understanding of
their importance to the USA and the sympathies and goodwill the work
of the PC continues to create and sustain abroad.
Originally posted: August 14, 2002
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