Patrick Kennedy ‘13: History and the Peace Corps

Patrick Kennedy ‘13: History and the Peace Corps

kennedypatrickPatrick Kennedy’s parents became Mission Service Corps volunteers when he was five years old.  They moved several times during the remainder of his youth before he came to Presbyterian College.  Patrick is completing a triple major in History, International Studies, and Spanish, with a minor in English.

The influence of his parents’ vocation, combined with his study abroad experience during his sophomore year, have led Patrick to join the Peace Corps. After graduation, Patrick will be preparing for his new position as a Youth Promoter in Guatemala.

“My experience at PC and the personalized approach to learning, have prepared me well for my first job with the Peace Corps,” Patrick said.  “I have received an enormous amount of support from faculty and students, including two PC alums, Lacy Feigh and Amanda Sutker, who are currently working for the Corps in Ethiopia.”

Patrick and Taylor have also signed up to participate in the Coverdell World Wise Schools program.  The program will allow them to collaborate and introduce their students to different cultures and experiences.

Patrick received the Outstanding Senior Award for 2013 and was named the Outstanding Senior for the History and Spanish Departments for 2013.

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