Interview with Lynn Kennedy, September 23, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Lynn Kennedy served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines from August 2008 to November 2010, in the Education Program. Lynn learned about Peace Corps in fifth grade, and was excited that they were born on the same date in 1961. She applied in her late 40s, while in mid-career as an Educator. Tagalog language, culture, and education training was conducted in a community outside of Manila, and in Batangas City. Lynn was hospitalized due to a parasitic infection during training, and considered leaving, but did not. Her post was also in Batangas, at Batangas State University, where she taught English, Art History, and Health and Wellness. Her major accomplishments include initiating Environmental Awareness education, and establishing Learning Resource Centers. The interview discusses her application process, training, living with host families, collaboration with local counterparts, and travels. It also discusses her experience as an older volunteer.

Interview Accession

2020oh0454_pcrv0042

Interviewee Name

Lynn Kennedy

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2020-09-23

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Kennedy, Lynn Interview by Julius Sztuk. 23 Sep. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Kennedy, L. (2020, September 23). Interview by J. Sztuk. Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Kennedy, Lynn, interview by Julius Sztuk. September 23, 2020, Peace Corps: The Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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