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Alumnus joins Peace Corps, installs wells in Senegal

The following excerpt comes from The Orion in Chico, California, and was originally published on November 14, 2011.

Every day in Senegal, Garrison Harward saw girls and women age 7 to 97 carrying water for cooking, washing clothes or watering gardens.

Third World countries are littered with abandoned projects that were made to try to improve life conditions, said alumnus Garrison Harward, a musical theatre major who graduated spring 2010.

Instead of heading to a typical 9-to-5 job, Harward moved to Senegal to join the Peace Corps. After learning about West Africa in an anthropology class, he decided to put down that region as his destination when applying for the Peace Corps and wound up in Senegal.

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