Through Grateful Eyes: The Peace Corps Experiences of Dartmouth’s Class of 1967

by Charles A. Hobbie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/7/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781663240088
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781663240101
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781663240095

About the Book

As the 1967 graduates of Dartmouth College received their diplomas, not many of them envisioned spending several years overseas in the underdeveloped world, living and working amid unimaginable disease, extreme poverty, and other hardships. But an extraordinary number of class members from the remote college in New Hampshire’s mountains subsequently accepted invitations to journey to twenty-four different countries to live, work, learn, socialize, subsist, and grow with families in their host countries. They were Peace Corps volunteers, and their mission was to promote world peace and friendship in programs of agriculture, conservation, education, forestry, health, hydrology, law, marketing, engineering, rural development, urban development, and tourism. These volunteers were among the more than 650 graduates of the small but historic ivy league institution in the upper Connecticut river valley who have responded over the past sixty years to President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to help their country and the world. Peace Corps’ national headquarters has described Dartmouth’s cooperation with the Corps as “unsurpassed.” This book features their incredible stories, compellingly describing what nineteen of them and five spouses did, how they lived, whom they met, what they learned, and how they were challenged and changed by their experiences.

About the Author

Charles A. (Chuck) Hobbie graduated from Dartmouth College, earned an MA from the University of Wisconsin, taught in Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer, and received his JD from George Washington University. He was on the Peace Corps headquarters staff before litigating for three decades as the deputy general counsel of AFGE, AFL-CIO, and then served the Peace Corps as associate general counsel almost eight years. He’s retired and lives with his wife in Falls Church, Virginia.