Interview with Patricia Maguire, February 12, 2021

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

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Patricia Maguire served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica from 1977 to 1979 with the Ministry of Education. She previously worked as a school counselor. She and her husband were accepted for training group Jamaica 21. Training, conducted in Kingston, Jamaica, included culture, health, and safety, but not language or technical skills. During training, they lived with a host family. Maguireā€™s job focused on helping Jamaican counselors develop and implement their 5-year plan from the bottom up. She also worked with Kingston area counselors. She discusses how international politics and local conditions, including violence, sexual assault, and shortages of goods and services impacted volunteers, especially early termination. She discusses how insights regarding participation, gained through working with local counselors, influenced her career. After service, Maguire worked as a Peace Corp training consultant for nine years. While Director of Western New Mexico University - Gallup, she initiated a Peace Corps Fellows program, along with another RPCV. She currently serves on the board of the First Coast RPCV Association. Her daughter served in Peace Corps in Ecuador from 2009 to 2011.

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2021oh0097_pcrv0115

Interviewee Name

Patricia Maguire

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2021-02-12

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Maguire, Patricia Interview by Julius Sztuk. 12 Feb. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Maguire, P. (2021, February 12). 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.

Maguire, Patricia, interview by Julius Sztuk. February 12, 2021, 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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