Santo Domingo.- the U.S. Peace Corps marked its 45th anniversary of its volunteers taking part in the numerous programs and conducting projects in the Dominican Republic.
The Peace Corps develops programs in remote areas of the country and has contributed to improving the living standards of inhabitants of depressed areas.
Among the volunteers in its 45-year history in the Dominican Republic was current Connecticut senator Christopher Dodd.
From the Peace Corps:
Romeo Massey re-joins the Peace Corps as country director in the Dominican Republic after 13 years of service to Florida State University, most recently as director of the Center for Information, Training and Evaluation Services. In addition, Massey has held various contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development and C.A.R.E. in Uganda Belize, and Honduras.
In the 1970s, he was employed by the Peace Corps program in Brazil as Peace Corps associate director.
A former Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia from 1962 to 1965, Massey holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Instructional Design and Development from Florida State University, where he also received his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently.