Posted on March 18, 2014 by jpoertner
That was the theme of the Kansas Paraguay Partners Annual Meeting held in Manhattan Kansas on March 8. We aren’t actually 50 years old but we are helping celebrate the Partners of the Americas anniversary. We actually date to 1968 which makes us 46. In addition to celebrating POA’s 50th we featured the collaboration that helped create the program of Human Ecology at the National University in Paraguay (see pervious post).
Here are some pictures from our meeting. I did not catch the name of the Paraguayan student who sang so beautifully. If anyone can tell me, I will edit this and add her name. She deserves it.
Filed under: Annual Meeting | Tagged: Clotilde Benitez, Francisco Barreiro, Human Ecology, kansas paraguay parnters, kansas state university, National University of Asuncion, Partners of the Americas, Steve Vetter | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 13, 2014 by jpoertner
Pictured here are Clotilde Benitez and Mimi Smith Zabalio at the Kansas Paraguay Partners (KPP) meeting March 8, 1014. Clotilde is the Dean of the College of Human Ecology at the National University in Paraguay and a graduate of Kansas State University (KSU). Mimi Smith Zabalio is a long time member and supporter of KPP and the founder of the Paraguayan Human Ecology program. In the 1980s Mimi was a professor at KSU and working with Paraguayan counterparts on a variety of projects. Out of these efforts came support from the Kellogg Foundation to establish a program for educating rural development professions in the College of Agronomy at the National University of Asuncion. This became the Department of Human Ecology in Paraguay. Most of the faculty of this program received degrees from KSU. Other KPP members involved in these efforts were Lois Redman, Barbara Stowe, Meredith Stroh and Clara Dubbs. I am certain that I haven’t credited all of those involved and invite additions and corrections.
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Posted on November 2, 2013 by jpoertner
Here are a couple of nice photos from our southern partners (CPK) that feature Jorge Gattini. Jorge recently presented a special program for CPK.
Jorge received a masters degree from Kansas State University and is now the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock for the new Paraguayan president.
Just another example of hundreds of Paraguayans who studied in Kansas and returned to Paraguay.
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Posted on June 27, 2008 by blogando
At the June board meeting, Matt Hoge, a KU graduate student in Latin American Studies, was approved for the 2008-09 KPP scholarship. He is doing an internship with Fundación Paraguaya to study microfinance as a strategy for economic development in Paraguay.
The Comité Paraguay Kansas, in Paraguay awarded their portion of the 08-09 scholarship funds to Jazmin Ramirez, a senior in political science at Pittsburg State University.
For the Nelson DeBarros International Student Scholarship Fund at Kansas State, the Comité recommended Cesar Caballero, a Kansas State student in the Master of Food Microbiology department, to receive the balance remaining in the DeBarros fund.
Submitted by Edith Black, KPP University Linkage Chair
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