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         Fall 2019 Newsletter

Carol Word

Bank Depositor, Mailbox Monitor
Arlington, VA

Carol has been a member of Friends of Tanzania since its founding and has been Email Coordinator for the past three years. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1967 in Lushoto, Tanzania, teaching English, math and science at a girls' school. She also worked at Peace Corps headquarters from 1972 to 1975, serving as Special Assistant to the Regional Director for Africa. During that time, she held the position of Interim Peace Corps Country Director in The Gambia. In 1975, she became the Deputy Director of the Peace Corps program in Thailand and later became the Country Director there. Following her assignment in Thailand, she returned to Peace Corps headquarters for a final stint in the Office of Recruitment.

A native Washingtonian, Carol graduated from Dunbarton College of Holy Cross (BA), George Washington University (MEd), and Harvard University (MPA). She began a career with the World Bank after graduating from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She was lured away from the Bank by a marriage proposal and joined her husband in Rhode Island where she served as "First Lady" of Bryant College (now University). At Bryant, she was involved in helping to expand the enrollment of international students and developing student exchange opportunities. She also served as Parliamentarian of the Rhode Island State Senate for two years, and served on several local boards. A move to Pittsburgh in 2001 saw the beginning of a full-time volunteer career, involving service on the boards of West Penn Hospital, Point Park University, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Frick Art & Historical Center, and the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Now fully retired, Carol is a member of the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

She has been married to her husband, William Trueheart, for 30 years.