What a weekend in Nashville! Peace Corps Connect 2014

Peace Corps Connect, Nashville: by NPCA and TNRPCVs

Peace Corps Connect, Tennessean

Amanda Frick in the Tennessean.

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After a year of planning, hundreds of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers made their way to Nashville for Peace Corps Connect, June 19-21, an event hosted by the National Peace Corps Association and the TN Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Nerissa Aquino, Nashville TN, and Dwan Adams, Atlanta GA, Women of the Peace Corps Session

Things kicked off with a Peace Corps Career Fair and Conference and for the public on Thursday.

Thursday’s event was hosted by the Peace Corps Office of the Third Goal in Washington DC and the Peace Corps Office, Atlanta.  TNRPCVs, Amanda Frick and Nikita Jones were interviewed in the Tennessean. Read the story here.

Friday boasted a full schedule, with exhibitors, parallel Graduate Research and Women of the Peace Corps Legacy conferences, member group meetings, panel discussions, a spoken word workshop and more.

The Carmonas CMA Theater Nashville

The Carmonas

RPCV Great Ideas Nashville

Fredaline Healy, Great Ideas (c) on the Moranga Tree

Saturday brought Great Ideas (c) presentations, awards presentations, signing of a historic Peace Corps -NPCA Memorandum of Understanding, the first public address by the new Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and some great music by Emmylou Harris and The Carmonas.

Stay tuned! More photos to come!  

Peace Corps and NPCA MOU

PC Director signs MOU with NPCA

 

Galen_Hull_EmmylouHarrisGet a feel of the action from NPCA’s Twitter feed –  #PCCNash, and from the first photos on FacebookGalen_Hull_EmmylouHarris 

Emmylou Harris and Galen Hull at Peace Corps Connect Nashville

Emmylou Harris presents the TNRPCV Phill Robinson Continuing Service Award