Name: Grant Parker
U-M Affiliation: Alumni

Where do you work?

Retired

When did you serve in the Peace Corps?

1989-1990,1996-1997

Where did you serve (which country/countries)?

Papua Nu Guinea

What were your main responsibilities as a volunteer?

Teacher and Mess Manager

What was one of the most memorable moments you had as a volunteer?

The whole experience

In what ways did your Peace Corps experience affect your life and/or career decisions?

Outreach to American groups on Peace Corp expeience advantages

In what ways did your U-M education, both inside and outside the classroom, prepare you for your Peace Corps experience?

Social Work education was natural preparer

What advice would you give to others who are contemplating going into the Peace Corps?

Crash Course on your coming site and know that Peace Corp backup will be there

What is the value gained from the Peace Corps experience?

Appreciation of other cultures and their needs

What lessons did you learn in the Peace Corps that you carry with you today?

Keep in touch with the world

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

My wife, Helen, also an Alum served with me. She died last month.

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