1970: Bernie Dodge served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in Bonthe Sherbro beginning in 1970

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Sierra Leone: Directory of Sierra Leone RPCVs: 1970: Bernie Dodge served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in Bonthe Sherbro beginning in 1970

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1970: Bernie Dodge served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in Bonthe Sherbro beginning in 1970

1970: Bernie Dodge served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone in Bonthe Sherbro beginning in 1970

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Bernie Dodge can be contacted at bdodgeagmaildcom

Country of Service: Sierra Leone

Training Group: Summer '70

Cities you served in: Bonthe Sherbro

Arrival Year: 1970

Departure Year: 1972

Work Description:

Taught JSP Math at Bonthe Secondary School.

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

I re-upped for a third year to do province-wide coordination of math teachers but got drafted and had to return.

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

Returned to work at my alma mater, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Started graduate work in Instructional Design at Syracuse University in 1975. Have worked as a professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University since 1980.

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

It was a great two years. I was lonely, happy, frustrated, fulfilled, reflective all at once.

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

I'm in occasional touch with a few folks and would love to hear from more. Pat Walsh, where are you?

Any message for returned volunteers?:

Remember the idealism and altruism that drove you to the Peace Corps and hang on to as much of it as you can no matter what.

Originally posted: February 21, 2007



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Peace Corps Sierra Leone; Directory of Sierra Leone RPCVs; Messages and Announcements for Sierra Leone RPCVs; Peace Corps Annual Report: 1970



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