Interview with Winifred Yunker, March 3, 2005

Project: Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Winifred "Wini" Yunker (Ukraine, 2000-2002; Education Program) describes her attempt to join the Peace Corps in 1961 while living in Washington, D.C. without a college degree and finally joining almost forty years later. She discusses raising her son and attending weekend school to get her B.A., and eventually, her Master's from the Patterson School at the University of Kentucky. Yunker talks about retiring just before leaving for the Peace Corps in Ukraine where she taught business and developed secondary projects involving a softball tournament and an orphanage. In addition, she discusses "getting in" and meeting President Clinton in Ukraine.

Interview Accession

2005oh032_pc049

Interviewee Name

Winifred Yunker

Interviewer Name

Angene H. Wilson

Interview Date

2005-03-03

Interview Keyword

Education Wini Yunker

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Yunker, Winifred Interview by Angene H. Wilson. 03 Mar. 2005. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Yunker, W. (2005, March 03). Interview by A. H. Wilson. Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Yunker, Winifred, interview by Angene H. Wilson. March 03, 2005, Peace Corps: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Kentucky) Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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