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CAS alum Hessler-Radelet urges grads to choose optimism, nurture relationships Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79), director of the Peace Corps, delivers the address at the 143rd Commencement Baccalaureate Service at Marsh Chapel. Video by BU Productions. Photos by Mike Ritter. As the current director of the Peace Corps and a former volunteer, Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79, Hon.’16) has… MORE
’79 alum, director of Peace Corps, will deliver 2016 Baccalaureate address Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS’79), director of the Peace Corps, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree and deliver the Baccalaureate address at BU’s 143rd Commencement. Photo courtesy of the Peace Corps. Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the 19th director of the Peace Corps, will receive an honorary… MORE
The BU Alumni Association held two Washington events in October: A Conversation with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet (CAS ’79) on October 26 and a discussion of Mobile Money and Migrant Remittances on October 29.
For Hessler-Radelet, service is a family tradition Carrie Hessler-Radelet applied to the Peace Corps in her early 20s after an inspirational conversation with her grandmother, one of many family members who served with the agency. Last month, after being nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the organization, she became the 19th director of the… MORE