Name: Kevin Kennett
U-M Affiliation: Alumni

Where do you work?

Currently, Operations Manager for PrintComm, Inc.

When did you serve in the Peace Corps?

1980-1982

Where did you serve (which country/countries)?

Kingdom of Tonga

What were your main responsibilities as a volunteer?

I worked in Business Development - primarily in vanilla and fish marketing

Is there a specific person (or persons) who made a strong impression on you during that time?

Kalavite 'Uhila

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

I had many, many memorable moments, but the most memorable was getting married to a local woman.

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

It widened my definition of life and taught me never to be afraid.

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

U of M is a social activist campus. It encouraged me and other students to get involved in making our society better.

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

Do it. It will change your life.

What is the value gained from the Peace Corps experience?

You will see wonders you never dreamed of and gain insights you never thought of.

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

Be calm. Be patient. Be active.

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