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Alumni Spotlight

Reunion in Ethiopia

One percent of the Class of 1977 met in Addis Ababa in June for an impromptu get-together while doing business in Ethiopia. From left are Jeff Sanderson ’77, Pamela Landry Teichman ’77, and Awetu Simesso ’77. Sanderson is country director in Ethiopia for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)|DELIVER PROJECT; Teichman is HIV/AIDS technical advisor at USAID; Simesso is democracy and governance advisor at the USAID mission in Addis Ababa. Teichman reported that her late husband, Joshua Teichman ’77, who died in 1988, was “very much there in spirit.”

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The ’77s were joined later by the U.S. Special Advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Gary Newton ’72 (left photo). Newton was in Ethiopia with a Congressional delegation led by Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.