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February 28, 2013

Returned Peace Corps volunteer speaks at university

MILLEDGEVILLE — A Georgia College alumnus will tell the story of his time volunteering with the Peace Corps.

Brandon Avery is a 2009 graduate, who served for two years in Togo, West Africa.

After graduating from Georgia College with a degree in philosophy and a certificate in non-profit management from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Avery joined the Peace Corps.

His efforts included establishing seven Community Development Committees, a citizen self-governing effort, affiliated with the German embassy, leading a survey team to evaluate the World Health Organization’s anti-malaria bed-net distribution campaign, and coordinating and facilitating gender equality training conferences in support of Tongolese professional women.

While he was a student at Georgia College, Avery served as a tutor for the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) program at Baldwin High School. He will make a presentation for the high school's High Achiever students at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the school.

Avery will also speak at Georgia College at 6 p.m. Monday in Arts & Sciences Building Room 2-70.

For more information, contact Gregg Kaufman at 478-445-1711.

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