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About Nepal 28
Trainee Roster and Mandala Cover, Cactus Corners, 1971
Trainers and staff
Ke Garne II, Nepal 28's newsletter in Nepal
Map of Nepal
Peace Corps, Nepal
Peace Corps, Washington
Please sign our guestbook and visit again! We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Explore Nepal with Journeys International, operated by Nepal 28's Will Weber.
Casey Bazewick, Web Walla
Gary Droemer, Thulo Manchhe
About Nepal 28
Nepal 28 was an American Peace Corps group of math-science teachers. Training began on November 1, 1971 at Cactus Corners (University of California), Davis, California. It consisted of an intensive eight-week program. Included in the subjects studied were Nepali language and culture, and secondary education training. Nepal 28 was the last Peace Corps group to train at Cactus Corners; subsequent Nepal groups had all training in Nepal.
Upon arrival in Nepal on January 5, 1972, trainees took part in a four-week orientation/training program at Peace Corps in Kathmandu and in various locations around Nepal. Volunteers were enrolled in February 1972.
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Cactus Corners, Davis, California
Director: John Seeley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-994-7979 (day), 734-663-9624 (evening), 777 Waterman Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103
Administrative Assistant: Jo Sheltrown
Johan ("Joe") Reinhard, discoverer of the Inca Ice Maiden in 1995
Biographies: Dr. Johan Reinhard's Journeys, The Mountain Institute, National Geographic Society
Nepali Language Trainers
Govinda Acharya, 10 Maple Place, Keyport, NJ 07735, 732-739-3364 (home). Serving dal bhat, tarkari daily.
Ann Jo (sp.?)
Homa Chetry (K.C.) (also Regional Officer) (wife Nancy), Maryland, email@example.com
Tika Karki (currently Deputy Director, Peace Corps Nepal), Kathmandu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madhu Manandhar (wife Sevanti), Monsey, NY
Jeff Malick (wife Sue), Virginia, email@example.com
Jyoti Upadhyaya (currently in Nepal)
Dave Eyrich (sp.?)
Duncan Grant?, deceased
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James H. Martin (wife Jane), both deceased
Harry Snyder (wife Vivian), California, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Director: Mosaddi Mallick, Arizona
Hank Lacey (also Director, Peace Corps Nepal) (wife Lee), Maryland
Prakash Dixit, 11184 W. Coco Pl., Littleton, CO 80127-4117, email@example.com
Michael L. Small, MD, practice in San Francisco, California
Lawrence D. True, MD
Nurses: Helen Wagner, ? ? ?
Other: Steve Yeaton, ? ? ?
Ambika Joshi (currently Associate Director, Peace Corps Nepal)
Kamala (currently Nepal contact for Experiment in International Living)
Frank Sendrowski, New England?
Friends of Nepal 28
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Nepal 28 Trainee Roster
Cactus Corners, Davis, California
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RICKY ALTHOFF, 21, Austin, Minnesota [not Maine, as published in the roster]
Education: B.S. in physics with a minor in math from St. John's University, Collegeville, Maine.
Teaching experience: CCD classes (about 6 class periods).
Work experience: Railroad, landscaping, meat packing plant, 3rd Class Engineer in FM Radio Station, service station.
Travel: Europe, Centro America, Puerto Rico, Canada, Virgin Isles and Mexico.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Camping, Fishing, Soccer, Swimming, Traveling, Biking and Hiking
SUSIE BALDWIN, 22, Missoula, Montana
Education: B.A. in pre-med from the University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.
Teaching experience: Summer Camp Program (hiking) for high school students. Prepared and gave basic ecology/biology lessons informally.
Work experience: Clerking, maid work and research for professor.
Travel: Touring in Europe
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Skiing, horseback riding and back-packing.
CASEY T. BAZEWICK, Jr., 22, Worthington, Ohio
Education: A.B. in philosophy with a minor in physics from the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
Work experience: Clerical Data Analysis, Language Lab moderator, Technical Abstracts and Systems Engineering Librarian (all part-time)
Travel: Extensively in the United States.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Photography and reading
DONALD BRAND, 23, Bedford Hills, New York
Education: B.A. in political science with a minor in math from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Teaching experience: I taught 3rd grade math and a creative summer school in VISTA.
Work experience: Computer programming, community organization and janitor.
Skills/Hobbies/Interestes: Photography and sports
ANTHONY DE MAIO, 22, Jamestown, New York
Education: B.A. in biology with a minor in chemistry from the State University College of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York.
Travel: In the United States only.
ANNE DESJARDINS, 22, Bangor, Maine
Education: B.A. in chemistry with a minor in bio-chemistry from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
Teaching experience: Indian Island (Penobscot Reservation) tutoring-3 years. Chem lab instructor-2 months.
Work experience: Research Assistant, Chem. Dept, (U. of Maine) and Jackson lab, Bar Harbor, Maine.
KAREN DE VINNEY, 23, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Education: B.A. in Liberal Arts with a minor in biology-natural science from the Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
Teaching experience: Peace Corps training-Nepal 24, nursery school-Davis, California, Williamson Elementary School, Rancho Cordova, California-volunteer teacher's aide in math and reading.
Work experience: Sales clerk, file clerk, cook and maid, waitress, nursery school attendant and child care.
Travel: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, California and Nevada. Canada-Ontario.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Music, macrame, cooking-organic, backpacking, camping, bird-watching, poetry-writing and reading and crocheting.
GARY DROEMER, 22, Alhambra, California
Education: B.S. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, with a major in petro-engineering.
Teaching experience: Two years tutoring experience.
Work experience: One year oil field development engineering. Three months computer programming, 3 months manual labor, 2-1/2 years ice cream preparation and sales.
Travel: Two weeks in Venezuala and Mexico.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Guitar, stained glass crafts, hiking and running.
ARTHUR EISENKRAFT, 21, New York
Education: Spent four years [BS in physics] at the University of New York, Stony Brook, New York.
Teaching experience: One semester student teaching.
Work experience: Lab assistant in Nuclear Structive Lab.
Travel: One summer in Europe
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, Banjo (?) and Eastern philosophy.
MICHAEL GEARHEARD, 22, Seattle, Washington
Education: B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Work experience: Construction-3 summers, plumbing and electrical.
Travel: Western United States
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Athletics ? ? ?
BARBARA KING, 21, Wheeling, West Virginia
Education: B.S. in math from the Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Teaching experience: 7 weeks practice teaching (9th & 10th grade algebra).
Work experience: 4 summers of camp counseling, 2 years physical education officer assistant and 1 year Resident Assistant in college dorm.
Travel: in U.S.--New England, most southern states, Wisconsin, as far west as Northern Idaho.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Volleyball and reading.
ROBERT MORGAN, 26, New Orleans, Louisiana
Education: Spent 6 years at Louisiana State University with a major in architecture and a minor in fine arts.
Work experience: Peace Corps Volunteer-Nepal.
Travel: Spent two years in Nepal.
DARRELL NEEDHAM, 22, West Orange, New Jersey.
Education: A.B. in Biology from Rutgers University, West Orange, New Jersey.
Work experience: Salesman and biology researcher.
Travel: Canada, several European countries and across the United States.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Performing music, outdoors sports and ZPG.
JANEY NEWHOUSE, 22, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Education: B.S. in Zoology with a minor in Entymology from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Work experience: Research assistant in Virology lab for Cancer Research, swimming instructor and coach.
Travel: Only in U.S. and border cities of Canada and Mexico.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Synchronized swimming, scuba diving, photography, music and art.
TOM NORMAN, 25, St. Louis, Missouri (actually University City, a suburb)
Education: B.S. in E. Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
Teaching experience: In my second and third year of college I was a co-instructor in a campus YMCA Karate Club.
Work experience: Two years in a shipyard as an Engineer. School Bus Driver-1-1/2 years. Lifeguard.
Travel: Europe and mideast.
Skills/Hobbies/Interestes: Photography and Tai Chi Chuan.
NICK PEQUIGNOT, 22, Acranum, Ohio
Education: B.S. in Physics from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Teaching experience: 7 weeks teaching math; 10th grade at Marion-Franklin High School in Columbus, Ohio.
Skills/Hobbies/Intestes: Scuba diving.
STEVEN PRICONE, 21, Paterson, New Jersey
Education: B.S. from Seton Hall University with a major in Biology and a minor in History.
Teaching experience: Practice teacher (some substitute teaching).
Work experience: Ice Cream Factory (Freezer work and general maintenance)
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Meditation, track, Little League Baseball Coach and camping.
JOHN PROFFITT, 22, San Rafael, California
Education: B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis, California.
Teaching experience: 1 year tutoring freshman chemistry at the College of Marin. 2 summers as a teaching assistant in elementary science class.
Work experience: Research assistant (UCD) lab assistant (UCD) and College of Marin.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Tennis and Karate.
FRED REAM, 22, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Education: BS from the University of New Mexico with a major in Astrophysics and a minor in Mathematics.
Teaching experience: Student teacher in a summer school, high school geometry course, lectures on sky at a summer camp for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Taking pictures, reading, origins of civilization, looking at the sky and mythology.
ROBERT LEROY STEWART, JR., 24, Homewood, Illinois
Education: BS from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Teaching experience: Teaching assistant at V.W. for two years for beginning physics courses.
Work experience: Camp couselor, draftsman and chemist.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Mountaineering, photography and outdoor sports.
EDWARD TOLLERUD, 22, Rosemount, Minnesota
Education: B.A. in physics and a minor in math from the State Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota.
Teaching experience: 3 semesters as Physics Laboratory Experience.
Work experience: 5 summers on University of Minnesota Exp. Ag. Station, General Farm Labor.
Travel: 6 months in England (study) and 8 weeks traveling throughout Europe.
Skills/Hobblies/Interests: Sports (basketball and tennis) and also photography.
DENNIS LYNN UTLEY, 24, Midland, Texas
Education: B.S. in physics with a minor in math from Angelo State College, San Angelo, Texas.
Teaching experience: 1 year, Junior High math, Houston, Texas.
Work experience: Teaching, health club instructor, hotel night clerk, auditor, dishwasher, chem. lab assistant, physics lab assistant, library, grocery stocker, etc. etc....
Travel: States only.
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Weight lifting, gymnastics and astronomy.
WILLIAM WEBER, 23, Racine, Wisconsin
Education: BA in journalism with a minor in zoology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Teaching experience: Free university courses (2), summer as a Ranger Naturalist (NPS).
Work experience: Above, newspaper reporter-photographer ecology education research.
Travel: Most U.S., Canada, parts of Mexico hitchhiking and backpacking.
Skills/Hobbies/Interest: Photography, Bird watching, backpacking and tropical fish.
CLARKE WELLMAN, 22, Bethesda, Maryland
Education: Spent 4 years at Dartmouth College and majored in physics, Hanover, New Hampshire
Teaching experience: Small amount of tutoring experience.
Work experience: Highway work, driving [copy faded out], lab technician, cafeteria worker and [copy faded out].
Travel: Most of Europe, Scandinavia, and Mexico[?].
Skills/Hobbies/Interests: Sports-tennis, soccer, ping-pong, biking, hiking and camping. Music-listening and I am learning recorder reading.
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