Posted on August 6, 2008 by blogando
To view a 13-minute interview with Jim Boren, one of the founders of Partners of the Americas, please follow this link:
A brief biography of Jim Boren:
In 1957, Jim Boren was the state campaign manager in Texas for Ralph Yarborough’s successful race for the U. S. Senate. He served as the Senator’s Chief of Staff until 1961, when he was named the Deputy Director of the United States Economic Mission to Peru. While in the Foreign Service, Jim helped found and directed the Partners of the Americas, a private sector program aimed at grass roots development in education, health, and community initiatives. The program continues today and is the hemisphere’s largest volunteer program.
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Posted on April 19, 2008 by blogando
The first recipient of the Comité Paraguay Kansas Special Merit Scholarship was Lorenzo Veloso (pictured below, on the campus of Kansas State University). Lorenzo first came to Kansas with a CPK internship at the School of Veterinary Medicine of Kansas State University in 2002-2003. Lorenzo returned to K-State in the fall of 2004, to pursue graduate studies. The 2007 CPK scholarship helped cover tuition and fees, making it possible for Lorenzo to graduate in May of this year with an MS in Meat Science and Industry.
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