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AF students 5 - Three African Students Visit Whitehall Area...
Three African Students Visit Whitehall Area WHITEHALL (Special) Three African students, participating in the short course at the University of Wisconsin from June 9 through Aug. 15, are spending several days in Whitehall at which time they are visiting the various projects of the University Extension Service as well as county institutions. Majok Ayuen, 25, Jalle, Bor, Upper Nile Province Sudan, has been in the United States for four years. He graduated from Williams College in June of 1969 with a B.A. in political economy. Majok is an incoming graduate student at the school of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, where he will concentrate on economic development. Upon his return home he expects to work in National Planning. Abraham Jibowo, 24, Oshog- bo, Nigeria, arrived in the United States in January 1969. A Christian, be was born 'in the city of Abeokutz in Nigeria. He had his elementary and high school education in his hometown and received his bachelor degree in agriculture in the University of Ife, Nigeria, where the University of Wisconsin has a contract through the fac ulty of agriculture. Abraham worked for abou a year in the Ministry of Ag riculture and National Resourc es in Nigeria as an Agricultur al Extension agent. He is here to pursue a graduate study in agricultural extension educa tion at the University of Wis consin, having his specific train ing objectives as developin u knowledge and skill in exten sion research, community de ment, making work much easer. , Avter says there is nothing more beautiful than an Ugan- a village with it's thatched uts. Women's work is the ame the world over, but there, oo, housewives do not have the onveniences common to those n the United States. ' The three were very im- iressed with the Trempealeau County hospital • operation and the work that is "being done with the mentally ill. To further their understanding of rural American life, Av- ter will spend this week end on the Spencer Hanson home, rural Blair, and Abraham on the Everett Herness farm, rural Whitehall. Majok is going to Minneapolis where he will attend some meetings. AFRICAN STUDENT VISITORS — Three African Students, Ayeter K. Brah, (left), Majok Ayuen, (center) and Abraham Jibowo are spending several days in the Whitehall area visiting rural projects. Barron Sociology Teacher to Retire velopment, adult education teaching skills. Avter K. Brah, 25, born in India, but now from Uganda graduated this June from th University of California at Davis, with a major in soil and water science. On tor return home she expects to either teach or work to the Department of Agriculture. All three are looking forward to going back to their native land to help with it's After 42 years of teaching, Mr. Fred Hake, instructor of sociology at the Barron County Campus of WSU - Stout, will retire Sept. 1, 1969, Dean John F. Meggers announced today. His first teaching position was in a rural school in Monroe County in 1927 and then followed seven years of elementary, three years of high school and 31 years of college teaching experience. While teaching at Buffalo County Teachers College he served 6% years as president of that institution, and was the last president to serve the Barron County Teachers in education and history and minors in psychology and so ciology. In 1939 he graduatec from the University of Wiscon sin with a Ph.M. Besides his many years i the teaching profession Mr Hake spent two years in gov ernment work- He also was verj active in WEA qnd other edu cation groups, as well as th Kiwanis International organ! zation. Mr. Hake is married and b nd his wife Kathleen resid at 21 Beuter Aye. They bav three children living nearby in Wisconsin. Two of his childre have carried on his interest i the field of education. In speak development. Farms owned in- College, serving in that capaci- dividualJy there are much ty for 22 years. ing to Dr. Meggers coiicernin smaller than those here, but Mr. Hake's high school djplo-his resignation, Mr, Hake e? there are many farms owned ma was earned at Elroy, Wi$.,|pressed a desire to resign be by corporations that are much and in 1929 he received hisjfore the mandatory reliremen larger. Equipment is much dif-! Bachelor of Education degree age so that he could spend mor fesent, farmers here having!from Wisconsin State Universi-time traveling and with hi many more pieces of equip-jly Whitewater, with a major family. top utility traveled town

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  1. Leader-Telegram,
  2. 26 Jul 1969, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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