Bill Fellows '76 talks humanitarian work with Minerva Fellows

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Bill Fellows '76 visited campus Thursday and spoke to the current and new Minerva Fellows about his humanitarian work that has spanned over 30 years and numerous countries.

Fellows, who was one of the College's first environmental engineering majors, joined the Peace Corps after graduating from Union then went on to work for UNICEF for the last 30 years. He has done relief work in Haiti, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Iraq , Sudan and many more places. Fellows is responsible for coordinating all humanitarian water and sanitation responses through out the world for UNICEF.

Hal Fried, the David L and Beverly B Yunich Professor of Business Ethics, introduced Fellows. Peter Tobiessen, professor emeritus of biology and teacher of Fellows, also attended the lecture.

The current Minerva Fellows are living on campus, sharing their experiences of the last 10 months working on community-based projects abroad. The next group of fellows will leave after Commencement in June.