Interview with Bruce Hoppe, May 6, 2021

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

Interview Summary

Bruce Hoppe served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nigeria and Kenya in 1967 and 1968, in the Education Program. His preference was to serve in Africa, because of his education in Biology, and interest in African wildlife. Peace Corps training was provided by the Educational Development Corp., in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and included homestays with families in underprivileged areas for a cross-cultural experience. Language training was Nigerian Pidgen English. A memorable event in training was a visit and talk by Buckminster Fuller. Bruce was assigned to teach Chemistry and Biology at a high school in Obinomba, about 40 miles from Sapele. He was reassigned to Kenya after the outbreak of the Nigerian Civil War. In Kenya he taught at a high school near Nyeri. During school break Bruce volunteered at a Serengeti Research Institute research station, assisting wildlife researchers. After completion of Peace Corps service, Bruce worked with VISTA in several capacities for 10 years.

Interview Accession

2021oh0314_pcrv0203

Interviewee Name

Bruce Hoppe

Interviewer Name

Julius "Jay" Sztuk

Interview Date

2021-05-06

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Hoppe, Bruce Interview by Julius Sztuk. 06 May. 2021. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hoppe, B. (2021, May 06). 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.

Hoppe, Bruce, interview by Julius Sztuk. May 06, 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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