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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
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