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1969: Sue Anne Eslinger Foster served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganadea in Soroti beginning in 1969
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Sue Anne Eslinger Foster can be contacted at mandalaa3asurewestdnet
Country of Service: Uganadea
Training Group: In country
Cities you served in: Soroti
Arrival Year: 1969
Departure Year: 1972
Teacher: Soroti High School
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
I trained as an Art Therapist, Worked with disabled and mental patients, Received an MA in Art; Ph.D in
education and now teaching at California State University, Sacramento and have a grant from the
Sacramento Arts Commission teaching art in Glenwood Elementary school. I am a sculptor and have a wall collaboration in the New City Hall
permanent collection. Married Gary Foster ini 1979 and we have two daughters Mignon & Genevieve. My latest sculpture is called Glacial
Break Up and is dedicated to Al Gore and his efforts regarding Global Warming. In 1993 I got breast cancer and had a year of treatment following that I was part of the Expedition Inspiration team that climbed Mt. Aconcagua in
Argentina. A PBS documentary was shown about our venture to rais money and awareness for breast cancer. I just celebrated my 15th anniversary from surgery and delighted to be growing older each year since that means I'm still on the planet taking on my assignments.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The Peace Corp experience was a rich turning point in my life where i lstretched my scope and perspective learned a lot about myself.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I would love to know what happened to my students
William Alachu and Thomas Aluka and my friend
Any message for returned volunteers?:
It looks like there is a lot to do in this country to
regain our image as peace makers. How can we rebuild our own democracy so Americans can go into the world and be welcomed as bridges to Peace?
Originally posted: February 21, 2007
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