A tradition of global service
The following excerpt comes from The Southwest Community Connection in Lake Oswego, Oregon and was originally published on May 1, 2012.
“When Miel Hendrickson, a 1999 Lewis and Clark alumna, first arrived in Dorfor Adidome, Ghana, she walked a lap through the village twice a day stopping to talk to anyone who would listen so she could practice her Ewe language skills.
Hendrickson’s journey to Dorfor Adidome, Ghana, originates here not only geographically but also ideologically.
Lewis and Clark College, which is ranked fifth as one of the Peace Corps top small colleges this year, played a role in her interest in applying to the Peace Corps.
‘Everyone at Lewis and Clark is a little bit internationally minded in general,’ she said, explaining that she heard about the experiences of former Peace Corps volunteers from others on campus.
But even before that Hendrickson’s interests had a global focus.”
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