Sep 2, 2011

Peace Corps Volunteers to Share Experiences at FVCC

Daniel Hinkle, a second-year Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, and Katie Wheeler, a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Kyrgyz Republic, will share their experiences at a free lecture they will present for the community at Flathead Valley Community College on September 6.

Hinkle works in Community Organization and Economic Development in Northern Morazán.  His current community development initiatives include a working on a community library project and a community water and sanitation project, encouraging youth-led community service, developing a local coffee cooperative and working with a number of international NGOs working in the region.  He is a graduate of Flathead High School and Montana State University in Bozeman and is in the process of completing his a Master of Arts in International Development through the Peace Corps Masters International Program at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Wheeler returned in June 2011 from 27 months of service in the Kyrgyz Republic.  She served as a sustainable organizational community development volunteer at a youth volunteer organization.  Katie’s projects included the development and expansion of an international volunteer exchange program, the formation of a youth mountain club and completion of the Peace Corps Worldwide World Map Project.  She currently works at FVCC through Montana FoodCorps as an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the Farm-to-School program.

Open to the public, the presentation will take place at 6 p.m. in the large community meeting room inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.

For more information, call Wheeler at (412) 952-67